'There are very few books which can truly be described as essential. Since its first edition, Alder and Handy’s Housing Associations has established itself as the only legal text which not only fully records the law governing housing associations, but does so from a perspective which sets the rules in their practical context. This new edition will be indispensable.' Andrew Arden QC
‘The governance and regulation of housing associations has been subject to massive change since the abolition of the Housing Corporation. Much of the regulation is by 'soft' law (standards, guidance, advice). This book brings it all together in a valuable aide mémoire.’ Justin Bates, Landmark Chambers
Housing Associations: a legal handbook is the definitive guide to the law affecting housing associations and social landlords. This is the only legal guide to housing associations and manages to be both comprehensive and highly accessible and practical so those who live in housing associations, their advisers, and those who manage social housing understand the rules that cross many different areas of law.
The book aims to provide a framework for the housing practitioner and lawyer working in, or with, the sector. For those already acquainted with social housing law it provides perspectives and insights demonstrating how the law has evolved and developed. It identifies the principles and rules unique to housing associations and highlights other areas of law which have a distinctive application.
•General principles of housing association law
•Regulation and regulatory powers
•Housing allocation and management
•Tenants’ rights and types of tenancies
•Supported housing problems
•Investment, grants and income
•Mergers, amalgamations and group structures
Practitioners specialising in this area of the law, housing associations, local government departments, voluntary housing bodies and housing association tenants will find this book indispensable. It will also be useful to students studying housing law and those with an interest in urban studies.