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Housing and Human Rights Law

Housing and Human Rights Law cover image THIS BOOK IS OUT OF STOCK PENDING A NEW EDITION IN 2014

 Authors: Christopher Baker, David Carter and Caroline Hunter

 Edition: First (September 2001) 252pp

 Pb 978 1 903307 05 2

 This book covers the private rented sector and short-term residential tenancies along  with the law affecting council and housing association tenants. It also considers  housing provision topics such as the law of homelessness and the privatisation of  public sector housing.

 '... goes a long way to explaining the law to those who are unfamiliar with it, assisting  those who are familiar with it and perhaps helping judges to extend their understanding  of a difficult subject matter ...' Legal Aid News

'... an excellent volume providing a clear and concise exposition of the law.' The Letting Update Journal

The Human Rights Act 1998 marked a fundamental change in UK law and practice - not least in the area of housing law. Housing professionals need a text that assesses the impact of the Act on housing law. Housing and Human Rights Law is that text.

Housing and Human Rights Law is a practical guide, written in a clear and accessible style. It is divided into three parts - reflecting the three key aspects of the relationship between housing and human rights law:

- Part I explains the human rights which are relevant to housing
- Part II examines the impact of those rights on housing law
- Part III details the practice and procedure of using the Act

Housing and Human Rights Law is an essential guide for all professionals working in the field of housing law.


Christopher Baker specialises in housing and local government work, including human rights issues.

David Carter specialises in housing and local government work, including human rights issues, having previously worked in a Law Centre®.

Caroline Hunter is a senior lecturer in law at the School of Law, University of Manchester.

All authors are barristers at Arden Chambers in London and have written extensively on housing law.