Housing Law Casebook
Legal Action Group
‘an immensely important book for practitioners’. Civil Justice Quarterly

‘worth its weight in gold!’ Adviser

‘a vital reference book’. Roof

‘an indispensable point of first reference’. Justice of the Peace

Housing Law Casebook, now in its seventh edition, has been an indispensable reference book for housing lawyers for over twenty years. Its main aim is to make housing law easier and more accessible – for those who are advising about housing problems, for those who are representing clients in court and for those who are studying housing law.

It contains hundreds of case summaries organised by subject, with subdivisions within each area of housing law. Extensive cross-referencing, tables and indexing enable busy practitioners to identify and navigate the relevant cases quickly and efficiently. This seventh edition has been re-structured, and the chapters re-ordered, to make it even easier to find relevant cases.

This edition is up to date to include the Homelessness Reduction Act 2017 and the effects of the Care Act 2014 and Social Services and Well-being (Wales) Act 2014 and covers:
housing and human rights
tenancies and licenses at common law
security of tenure: requirements, exceptions, variation and succession
possession claims: grounds, notices, types of tenancies, procedure
rights and obligations of all tenants: injunctions, committal, disrepair, nuisance, harassment and unlawful eviction
owner occupiers: long leases and mortgage possession proceedings
allocations and homelessness
housing outside the Housing Acts

Housing Law Casebook is essential reading for barristers, solicitors, voluntary sector advisers, housing managers, Homeless Persons Unit officers and students.

About the author

Description: Nic Madge - author
Nic Madge is a writer, photographer and former circuit judge. Follow his Pandemic Portraits project on Instagram @nicmadge.

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    on Aug 2018
    Opinion and analysis
    Following Nic Madge's retirement as Legal Action housing author, long-time friend and...
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    on Oct 2020
    Opinion and analysis
    Nic Madge urges English housing law practitioners to discuss the reform of housing law and to press...