14. Making A False Statement in An Application for Housing
14.1 Landlords can impose a suspension where the applicant knowingly or recklessly made a false statement in their application form. Section 20B only applies to a false statement by the applicant and does not extend to a false statement by a person who it is proposed will reside with the applicant. Landlords should take the extent to which the applicant has misled the landlord by providing false information into account before deciding whether to impose a suspension or deciding how long the suspension should last.