Explanatory Memorandum

Housing (Amendment) Act (Northern Ireland) 2011

2011 CHAPTER 22

3 May 2011

Commentary on Sections

Section 8: Fixed penalty for certain offences

Section 8 inserts in the Private Tenancies (Northern Ireland) Order 2006 a new Article 68A which allows landlords who appear to have committed an offence in relation to the registration of landlords or tenancy deposits the opportunity of avoiding prosecution by payment of a fixed penalty.