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Housing Law: An Adviser's Handbook
Housing Law: An Adviser's Handbook
by Diane Astin
Edition: Paperback

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5.0 out of 5 stars A must for housing caseworkers, 28 April 2009
This book is an essential reference book for people working in the housing field whether as a solicitor or in housing advice. The book covers aspects such as definitions of various tenancies & tenant's security of tenure. Issues facing tenants like disrepair, sub-letting, assingment, succession and the all too common problem by unscrupulous private landlords in getting deposits back once the tenancy has ended.
There is an informative section on steps leading to possession hearings and defences tenants can use against harrassment & unlawful eviction from landlords. A handy section of housing benefit entitlement & who can access help with their rent & challenging HB decisions.
The section on homelessness applications is very informative for advising clients approaching their local authorites when making a homeless application. The information around homelessness applications & homeless test & decisions is interspersed with case law (as is the entire book), which is changing all the time.
I could go on & on about this book but essentially, no housing advisor should be without this book.

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