This title provides a unique combination of the law and practice of housing law. It offers readers a detailed yet accessible analysis of the most important areas of housing law that practitioners currently encounter. The context of each topic is considered, as well as the lawyer's role, case strategies, legal funding and client care issues. Useful source and precedent materials are included.
Housing law practitioners, LPC students and law degree students studying housing law will find this text invaluable.
Part 1: Access to Accommodation. The Homelessness Legislation: Who Qualifies for Assistance. Local Authority Duties Under the Homelessness Legislation. The Homelessness Legislation: Challenging Decisions. The Allocation of Accommodation. Community Care and Housing. Accommodation Children and their Families. Housing for Asylum Seekers Part 2: Security of Tenure. Private Landlord and Housing Association Lettings. Local Housing Authority Lettings. Possession Proceedings. Housing Benefit. Part 3: Disrepair and Defective Housing. Civil Liability for Disrepair. Criminal Action on Disrepair. Disrepair Proceedings. Part 4: Harassment and Illegal Eviction. Civil Remedies for Harrassment and Illegal Eviction. Criminal Action for Harassment and Illegal Eviction. Part 5: Relationship Breakdown and Rented Accommodation. Relationship Breakdown: The Rights and Obligations of Spouses and Cohabitees. Relationship Breakdown: Short Term Remedies - Occupation Orders. Relationship Breakdown: Long Term Remedies - Transfer of Tenancies