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Housing Law Casebook 5th Edition Reviews

 Advider

Adviser 152 July/August 2012 (pdf: 444Kb)

Adviser 128, July/August 2008 (pdf: 116Kb)

 

Landlord-Law Blog

Review by Tessa Shepperson on Landlord-Law Blog

Landlord-Law

 

'This book will be particularly useful for all housing law practitioners. It is often difficult to find housing law cases as these are scattered throughout a number of report series, including not only the main law reports (such as the All England) but also the Estates Gazette and Legal Action magazine. Often relevant cases are not reported formally at all. This book has a vast number of cases and is helpfully organised in sections, each headed with a short introduction.'

 

Roof, May/June 2008

 

This book has become an essential resource for housing advisers, lawyers and caseworkers. Housing law is complex and there is a mass of case-law. This book is helpfully divided into sections based on logical subject areas, such as 'homelessness' and 'requirements for security of tenure'. It enables the reader to track down cases they are familiar with but have forgotten the details. It is also invaluable for running through the case-law that has dealt with a particular issue that the reader needs to look into.

The case summaries are succinct and the practical implications of the decisions are clear. References are given to the law reports for those that need to read the full transcript. The third edition was published five years ago so this is a welcome arrival. I am pleased to see that there have been helpful additions, notably a one-line summary at the start of each case and the inclusion of an index at the back. As in previous editions each chapter is subdivided but there are now more subdivisions. In the homelessness section, 'priority need' is now further subdivided into 'dependent children', 'vulnerability' etc. All these changes should make it easier for the reader to find a relevant case.

A further plus is that it is a hefty tome, and for those of us that share a library with a number of colleagues, it means that it is easy to find when on someone else's desk - as it often is.

Tony Benjamin, casework support officer at Shelter


Independent Lawyer, September 2008

Full review (pdf: 524Kb)