Housing Law Handbook

Legal Action Group
‘A wonderfully lucid, comprehensive and practical introduction to the principles of housing law … No lawyer or adviser should be without it.’ John Gallagher, Shelter legal services.
‘This is a superb reference book covering all aspects of housing law and any adviser or legal practitioner acquiring the book will have a complete housing resource at their disposal.’ Adviser.
‘Anyone who wants a really thorough but concise and authoritative reference to housing law in one volume – this is it.’ LandlordZone.
Housing Law Handbook, now in its fourth edition, has established itself as an essential resource for housing lawyers and advisers. It combines comprehensive coverage of the substantive law with a practical approach, focusing on procedure and the common problems faced by practitioners, from court proceedings and the tactics of running a case, to challenging decisions and seeking remedies.
This edition includes the new assessment, prevention and relief duties under the Homelessness Reduction Act 2017 and the 2018 Homelessness Code of Guidance; new local authority powers to regulate private landlords and letting agents – banning orders, financial penalties and rent repayment orders; up-to-date case law on possession proceedings, homelessness and allocations; the application of the Equality Act 2010, human rights and the rights of children in housing cases; the Care Act 2014; the extension of the ‘Right to Rent’ provisions; and the rights of migrants to accommodation.
Housing Law Handbook is structured and written in a user-friendly way, making it both an indispensable handbook for the experienced housing lawyer and also accessible to non-specialist advisers and students of housing law. Each chapter begins with key points and each section contains checklists and summaries. The book is also fully supported by appendices and precedents.
occupiers’ rights
different kinds of tenancies
leaseholders’ rights
disrepair and housing conditions
possession proceedings
unlawful eviction and harassment
relationship breakdown
homelessness and allocation of social housing
housing benefit
community care – accommodation for adults and children
migrants and restrictions on access to housing
civil proceedings

About the author

Description: Diane Astin
Diane Astin is a solicitor specialising in housing law.