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Manual of Housing Law
Andrew Arden QC and Andrew Dymond
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Tenth edition |  July 2017  | 576pp
ISBN: Pb 978 1 908407 98 6

Manual of Housing Law is a perfect introduction to housing law with clear, succinct coverage of all areas of the subject making it an excellent text for students, practitioners starting their careers in housing law, non-specialist housing advisers and housing officers.

The first edition of what is now the Manual of Housing Law was published in 1978, as Housing: Security and Rent Control. From its second edition, when it became the Manual, it was the singular text which brought together housing law as a subject for practitioners starting out in housing law, non-specialist practitioners who need ready access to the subject, lay advisers and students both of housing studies and of law as well as officers of local authorities and housing associations, designed to enable the reader both to understand housing law as a whole and to apply it, whether to the problems of individuals or the policies and practices of landlords and local authorities. That was its central message: housing law is a subject not to be studied in the abstract but to be applied. It is also an invaluable reference guide for busy practitioners who need a quick answer or source of reference at their fingertips.

Manual of Housing Law  carries with it a history and wealth of experience. Andrew Arden has been writing about housing law for over 40 years. He is recognised as being at the forefront of the development of housing law, contributing to and helping to shape the subject through practice in leading housing cases up to the highest courts in the country over the same period. He has variously been described as the 'pre-eminent expert' on and 'godfather of' the subject. Andrew Dymond, also a founding member of Arden Chambers, is a leading expert on housing law. Together, they provide the most authoritative introduction to this area of law, taking the reader through the complex landscape in a clear and accessible style.

Contents include:classes of occupation ■ security of tenure and eviction ■ rent and other charges ■ other terms and rights ■ protection against rogue landlords ■ anti-social behaviour ■ domestic breakdown ■ regulation of social landlords ■ mobile homes and houseboats ■ homelessness and allocations ■ disrepair: contract and tort ■ housing conditions: standards, environmental health, overcrowding, multiple occupation and licensing

This edition is up to date to include the Housing and Planning Act 2016 and the Homelessness Reduction Act 2017 and includes all recent case-law.Manual of Housing Law  is an invaluable guide to the law in England and Wales for lawyers, advisers and students of housing law: anyone who masters this book has mastered housing law, in England and in Wales, itself.

Previously published by Sweet & Maxwell

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Andrew Arden QC has appeared in many of the leading cases in housing law over the past 30 years. He is author or editor of the principal practitioner texts on housing law, including the Encyclopaedia of Housing LawHousing Law ReportsJournal of Housing LawArden & Partington's Housing LawLocal Government Constitutional and Administrative Law (all Sweet & Maxwell), Quiet Enjoyment and Homelessness and Allocations (LAG).

Andrew Dymond is a barrister and founder member of Arden Chambers. He advises and represents both public and private sector clients, including leaseholders, tenants and the homeless, local authorities, private registered providers, registered social landlords and private landlords. Andrew is deputy general editor of the Housing Law Reports, an editor of Arden & Partington's Housing Law and a member of the editorial board of the Journal of Housing Law.

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