13 Jul 2017
'The essential handbook for this area of practice' New Law Journal
Quiet Enjoyment is a practical guide to the law governing the rights of occupiers of residential property to live undisturbed in their homes and the legal remedies available when their peace is threatened.
Previously titled Quiet Enjoyment: Arden and Partington’s guide to remedies for harassment and illegal eviction, the eighth edition has been substantially expanded to cover a wide range of problems concerning what are now statutorily recognised as ‘rogue landlords’. As well as harassment, illegal eviction and criminal trespass, content includes tenancy deposits, licensing, banning orders and a range of other activities which interfere with an occupier’s enjoyment of his or her home, as well as a set of precedents for practitioners.
Quiet Enjoyment has been written with the busy adviser in mind. It is practical and easy to navigate so will also be accessible to the non-lawyer. Chapters outline occupiers’ rights and explain the different civil and criminal court procedures and all other remedies.
This edition is up to date to include new measures in the Housing and Planning Act 2016 and there is a new chapter on safety measures including gas, fire, electricity, smoke alarms, and the consequences if landlords fail to secure them.
•licensing of landlords and agents
•banning orders and database of rogue landlords
•additional duties: safety, energy efficiency and retaliatory eviction
The main text is supported by appendices including an updated section on damages cases and extracts from all the relevant legislation.
Quiet Enjoyment is an essential handbook for housing lawyers and advisers acting for tenants.