Who does “his” refer to in the Prescribed Information Order?Make Text Bigger
The ‘The Housing (Tenancy Deposits) (Prescribed Information) Order 2007’ includes the requirement to provide the following information (paragraph numbers taken from the order):
‘(vii) confirmation (in the form of a certificate signed by the landlord) that—
(aa) the information he provides under this sub-paragraph is accurate to the best of
his knowledge and belief; and
(bb) he has given the tenant the opportunity to sign any document containing the
information provided by the landlord under this article by way of confirmation
that the information is accurate to the best of HIS knowledge and belief.’
I have capitalised ‘HIS’ for the purpose of this question.
I have always believed, given the context, that ‘HIS’ in this paragraph means “the landlord’s”.
However, I have just been reading the DPS template for Prescribed Information (as part of my periodic assessment of my standard documents) and found that the DPS has substituted “the Tenant’s” for ‘HIS’.
So, my question is: to whom does ‘HIS’ refer in the order?
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