Authors:Adrian Brazier
Last updated:2023-09-18
Marc Bloomfield
Description: Housing Law Handbook 5th edn
Book review
Housing Law Handbook fifth edition
Diane Astin
Adrian Brazier reviews the latest addition to LAG’s housing law book list.
Housing law is one of the most complicated areas of law, by which one can, at times, feel overwhelmed. I am sure that the majority of practitioners and advisers can wholeheartedly empathise with that statement and, as such, we often look for books as a ‘go-to’ to act as our friend and companion during the times when the proverbial brain fog hits us. This new publication is, without question, a new best friend.
Housing Law Handbook is a superb reference tool. I recommend that everyone who advises clients on housing law issues has it sitting on their desk. It is extremely user-friendly and gives a great picture of the principles of housing law in all of its many aspects.
The book is structured in such a manner that each chapter begins with the key points and contains relevant cases as reference materials, as well as appendices and precedents that all advisers and practitioners, whether experienced or not, would find helpful. Aside from how organised the book is, it is the clear language that makes it so appealing.
This latest edition covers new material such as the Homes (Fitness for Human Habitation) Act 2018, the Domestic Abuse Act 2021 and the Tenant Fees Act 2019, alongside positive Court of Appeal decisions, which make it clear that positive homeless decisions cannot be deferred.
I cannot praise this book enough: it is well thought through, extremely well prepared and easy to read. It is my go-to book and I am sure it will also become yours, because if you do not have this in your library, or on your desk, you are really missing out on something truly exceptional.