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Rental Housing Act, No. 50 of 1999

Long title


To define the responsibility of Government in respect of rental housing property; to create mechanisms to promote the provision of rental housing property; to promote access to adequate housing through creating mechanisms to ensure the proper functioning of the rental housing market; to make provision for the establishment of Rental Housing Tribunals; to define the functions, powers and duties of such Tribunals; to lay down general principles governing conflict resolution in the rental housing sector; to provide for the facilitation of sound relations between tenants and landlords and for this purpose to lay down general requirements relating to leases; to repeal the Rent Control Act, 1976; and to provide for matters connected therewith.

Table of contents

SECTION TITLE

PREAMBLE

TABLE OF CONTENTS

CHAPTER 1. INTRODUCTORY PROVISIONS
1.  Definitions
1A.  Objectives of Act [...inserted by Act 2014_035_002_20141105] 

CHAPTER 2. PROMOTION OF RENTAL HOUSING PROPERTY
2.  Responsibility of Government to promote rental housing.
3.  Measures to increase provision of rental housing property.

CHAPTER 3. RELATIONS BETWEEN TENANTS AND LANDOWNERS [...Title amended by Act 2014_035_005_20141105 - was entitled "RELATIONS BETWEEN TENANTS AND LANDLORDS"]
4.  General provisions
4A.  Rghts and obligations of tenants [...inserted by Act 2014_035_007_20141105]
4B.  Rghts and obligations of landowners [...inserted by Act 2014_035_007_20141105 and amended by Act 2014_035_020_20141105]
5.  Provisions pertaining to leases

CHAPTER 4. RENTAL HOUSING TRIBUNAL
6.  Application of Chapter
7.  Establishment of Rental Housing Tribunals
8.  Functions of Tribunal
9.  Composition of Tribunal
10.  Meetings of Tribunal
11.  Staff
12.  Funding of and reporting on activities of Tribunal
13.  Complaints
14.  Information Offices

CHAPTER 5. GENERAL PROVISIONS
15.  Regulations [...moved from Ch4 to Ch5 by Act 2014_035_016_20141105]
16.  Offences and penalties
17.  Review
17A.  Appeals [...inserted by Act 2014_035_019_20141105]
18.  Repeal and amendment of laws
19.  [...repealed by Act 2007_043_009_20080513 - was entitled "Savings"]
20. Short title and commencement
Sch. SCHEDULE. LAWS REPEALED OR AMENDED BY SECTION 18 [s18]

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