Publisher:Legal Action Group
FormatBundle (print + eBook)
Description: Housing Law Handbook
Published December 2022.
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‘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 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.
The fifth edition has been updated to include the Domestic Abuse Act 2021, Tenant Fees Act 2019 and Homes (Fitness for Human Habitation) Act 2018 and extensive case-law since the previous edition including key judgments on:
Possession: defences based on the public sector equality duty, possession notices
Homelessness: Homelessness Reduction Act duties, the public sector equality duty, affordability, accommodation duties, out of borough placements, reviews and appeals
Landlord and tenant: tenancy deposits and unlawful eviction damages, gas safety certificates, Rent Repayment Orders and civil penalties.
Allocations: discrimination, overcrowding
Housing Law Handbook is structured and written in a user-friendly way, making it both an indispensable handbook for the experienced housing lawyer and 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
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.