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Encyclopedia of Housing Law and Practice
Encyclopedia of Housing Law and Practice
Number of volumes: 6
Series:  Local Government Library
Practice Area:  Housing
ISBN:  9780421007307
Last Release: Aug 2018 / Next Release: Nov 2018
Subscription Information: 4 releases a year, Non-Subscribable Product
Format:  Looseleaf, Online
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Providing the housing law practitioner with a wide range of housing information, including all relevant legislation with annotation, the Encyclopedia of Housing Law and Practice:

  • Clarifies points of law, outlines legal obligations, duties and entitlements
  • Covers every point of relevant legislation, as amended, beginning with the principal Housing Acts, followed by the principal Rent Acts and then other relevant statutes, for a complete source on housing law
  • Puts the law into context for you, with clear and in-depth annotations which expand upon each statute and comment on all appropriate judicial decisions
  • Covers the Housing Act 2004 and its on-going implications, with the Act fully reproduced together with annotations
  • Contains the relevant housing provisions of the Equality Act 2006
  • Includes over 500 SIs, supported with annotations which provide clarification, refer to relevant case decisions and note any amendments
  • Provides selected circulars, guidance and other relevant materials, ensuring you have everything you need in one essential reference
  • Includes new and improved reference tables to assist with navigation, and a new section of key definitions to provide easy access to the most common concepts in housing law
  • Keeps you up to date with all the developments through four updating releases per year
  • Subscribers are entitled to receive HousingVIEW, a weekly e-mail bulletin service providing updates on the latest developments in housing law

Forthcoming releases in 2012 will deal with:

  • expanded coverage of the Equality Act 2010
  • introduction of the Welsh Housing Measure, marking the first substantive divide between the law of England and Wales
  • a new “Key Issue” dealing with the effect of Article 8 of the European Convention on Human Rights and the decisions in Pinnock v Manchester CC and Hounslow LBC v Powell and other appeals

The Localism Act will be included as it comes into force throughout 2012 and, in particular, will cover:

  • abolition of the requirement to have a Home Improvement Pack
  • reform of the Housing Revenue Account system
  • a new form of flexible tenure for social housing tenants
  • allowance of local authorities in England to discharge their duties to homeless people by using private rented accommodation
  • giving local authorities in England the power to limit who can apply for social housing within their areas
  • abolishing the Tenant Services Authority and provides for a transfer of functions to the Homes and Communities Agency
  • amending the way in which a social tenant in England can make a complaint about their landlord

*This is a print subscription only. For online options please contact your account manager.

  • Principal housing acts
  • Civil procedure: Civil Procedure Rules 1998
  • Principal rent acts
  • Rules and orders
Initial price includes updating releases until December 2013 inclusive. We will contact you each year to ascertain whether you wish to renew your subscription.

4 updating releases published per annum.


An outstanding contribution to the ever-widening field of specialist books on local government subjects. - Conveyancer and Property Lawyer

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