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Quiet Enjoyment: Protection from rogue landlords
Andrew Arden QC, Robert Brown and Sam Madge-Wyld
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Eighth edition |  July 2017  | 476pp
ISBN: Pb 978 1 908407 96 2

Quiet Enjoyment is a practical guide to the law governing the rights of occupiers of residential property to live undisturbed in their homes and the legal remedies available when their peace is threatened.

'It maintains its position as the essential handbook for this area of practice.' NLJ Book Review Supplement

'Provides an up-to-date and practical guide to advising the victims of unlawful eviction and harassment.' ODPM - Housing Signpost

'A very useful book for all who practise in the area of housing law.' Landlord-Law

Previously titled Quiet Enjoyment: Arden and Partington's guide to remedies for harassment and illegal eviction, the eighth edition has been substantially expanded to cover a wide range of problems concerning what are now statutorily recognised as 'rogue landlords'. As well as harassment, illegal eviction and criminal trespass, content includes tenancy deposits, licensing, banning orders and a range of other activities which interfere with an occupier's enjoyment of his or her home.

Quiet Enjoyment has been written with the busy adviser in mind. It is practical and easy to navigate so will also be accessible to the non-lawyer. Chapters outline occupiers' rights and explain the different civil and criminal court procedures and all other remedies.

This edition is up to date to include new measures in the Housing and Planning Act 2016 and there is a new chapter on safety measures including gas, fire, electricity, smoke alarms, and the consequences if landlords fail to secure them.

Contents include: Unlawful eviction / harassment / criminal trespass / tenancy deposits / licensing of landlords and agents/banning orders and database of rogue landlords / additional duties: safety, energy efficiency and retaliatory eviction / civil proceedings / criminal proceedings

The main text is supported by appendices including an updated section on damages cases and extracts from all the relevant legislation.

Quiet Enjoyment is an essential handbook for housing lawyers and advisers acting for tenants. Local authority tenancy relations officers and housing and legal departments will also find it an invaluable guide to dealing with landlords who rent out unsafe or substandard accommodation.  

See the full contents.

Read the Preface.

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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), Manual of Housing Law andHomelessness and Allocations (LAG).

Robert Brown is a barrister and member of Arden Chambers. He specialises in housing and public law. Robert is an editor of Housing Law Reports and a co-author of Judicial Review Proceedings (LAG) and Arden & Partington's Housing Law (Sweet & Maxwell). 

Sam Madge-Wyld is a barrister and member of Tanfield Chambers. He specialises in housing and local government law. Sam is co-author of Housing Law Casebook and Defending Possession Proceedings (both LAG) and a contributor to the Local Government Encylopaedia ( Sweet & Maxwell). Sam has writter articles that have appeared in the Journal of Housing Law, New Law Journal, Local Government Lawyer and Judicial Review.


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