Residential Tribunal Act 1998 No 168
13 Constitution of Tribunal for particular
(1) For the purposes of any proceedings, the Tribunal may be
constituted by one, two or three of its members.
(2) The Chairperson may give directions as to which members are to
constitute the Tribunal for the purposes of any particular proceedings or
class of proceedings.
(3) In giving a direction as to the members who are to constitute the
Tribunal for the purposes of any particular proceedings, the Chairperson is to
have due regard to the degree of public importance or complexity of the
matters to which the proceedings relate.
(4) A direction under this section in respect of particular
proceedings may be revoked, and another given in its place:
(a) at any time after the giving of the direction and before the
commencement of the hearing of the proceedings, or
(b) if the member constituting the Tribunal (or, in the case of
proceedings before the Tribunal where it is constituted by two or more
members, one of those members) during the hearing of the proceedings, or after
the completion of the hearing but before the matter to which the proceedings
relate is determined:
(i) ceases to be a member, or
(ii) ceases to be available for the purposes of the
at any time after the member ceases to be a member or to be
(5) The Tribunal, if reconstituted in accordance with subsection (4)
(b), may, for the purposes of the proceedings, have regard to any record of
the proceedings before the Tribunal as previously constituted, including a
record of any evidence taken in the proceedings.