(1) The regulations may contain provisions of a savings or transitional nature consequent on the enactment of this Act.(2) Any such provision may, if the regulations so provide, take effect from the date of assent to the Act concerned or a later date.(3) To the extent to which any such provision takes effect from a date that is earlier than the date of its publication in the Gazette, the provision does not operate so as:(a) to affect, in a manner prejudicial to any person (other than the State or an authority of the State), the rights of that person existing before the date of its publication, or(b) to impose liabilities on any person (other than the State or an authority of the State) in respect of anything done or omitted to be done before the date of its publication.
In this Part:
closure date, in relation to the former Tribunal, means the date on which the amendments made by this Act to the Residential Tenancies Act 1987 take effect.
former Tribunal means the Residential Tenancies Tribunal.
On the closure date:(a) no application may be made to bring any matter before the former Tribunal, and(b) the former Tribunal continues to exist, and any person holding office as a member of the former Tribunal immediately before that date continues to hold office as such, only for the purpose of the exercise by the former Tribunal of its functions under clause 5.
(1) A person who, immediately before the closure date, held office as Chairperson, or as a full-time or part-time member of the former Tribunal, is taken to have been appointed and, subject to this Act, to hold office as, Chairperson or full-time or part-time member of the Residential Tribunal, for what would have been the remainder of his or her term of office in the former Tribunal.(2) A person who, immediately before the closure date, held office as Registrar of the former Tribunal is taken to have been appointed as Registrar under this Act.
(1) Proceedings before the former Tribunal that:(a) were instituted before the closure date, and(b) have not been finally determined by the former body before that date,may be continued and determined as if this Act had not been enacted, and for that purpose the provisions of any Act, statutory rules or other law that would have applied to or in respect of the proceedings had this Act not been enacted continue to apply.(2) An order made under another Act by the former Tribunal, being an order:(a) having effect immediately before the closure date, or(b) made after that date in order to determine proceedings under this clause,is taken to be an order made by the Tribunal under the corresponding provision of this Act and may be enforced accordingly.
A reference in another Act, in an instrument made under an Act or in any other document to the former Tribunal is to be read as a reference to the Residential Tribunal.
The Residential Tribunal Regulation 1999 is validated to the extent of any invalidity and is taken to be valid from the date on which it commenced or purported to commence.