Housing Act, 1966

Requiring information from tenants and persons applying for tenancies.

61.—(1) A housing authority may, for the purposes of enabling them to determine the rent that shall be payable by a person to whom they have let or who has applied to have let to him a dwelling provided under this Act, require the person to furnish to the authority, within a specified period ending not less than fourteen days after being so required, particulars in writing of the following matters:

(a) the number of members of the person's family residing with him, together with their ages, sex, occupations and conditions of health;

(b) the weekly income of the person and of each of the members of his family residing with him;

(c) any assistance, benefit or allowance received by or on behalf of the person or a member of his family residing with him from state funds or under the Public Assistance Act, 1939, the Health Acts, 1947 to 1960, or from any other source whatsoever;

(d) the means of transport available to bring such person and the members of his family residing with him to their places of work, or in the case of children, to school and the cost of such transport;

(e) the terms upon which premises are occupied by him, the amount of rent payable in respect of such premises and the name and address of the person to whom such rent is payable.

(2) Any person who is required under this section to state any matter or thing and either fails to state the matter or thing within the period specified under this section, or when stating such matter or thing, makes a statement in writing which to his knowledge is false or misleading in a material respect shall be guilty of an offence under this section and shall be liable on summary conviction thereof to a fine not exceeding twenty-five pounds.