617. Withholding of service charges if requested information or report not properly supplied to tenant.

As from a day to be appointed, the following provisions have effect1.

A tenant2 may withhold payment of a service charge3 if:


    (1)     the landlord4 has not provided him with information or a report at the time at which (or, as the case may be, by the time by which) he is required5 to provide it6; or


    (2)     the form or content of information or a report which the landlord has provided him with7 at any time does not conform exactly or substantially with the prescribed requirements8.

The maximum amount which the tenant may withhold is an amount equal to the