Butterworths Residential Landlord and Tenant Handbook (6ed)

Butterworths Residential Landlord and Tenant Handbook (6ed)
Butterworths Residential Landlord and Tenant Handbook (6ed)
Driscoll, J

A comprehensive reference source for advisors in the public and private sector alike, this new edition incorporates all of the major legislative developments which have occurred since the fifth edition was published in 2009. Essential purchase for solicitors, barristers, legal executives and paralegals who advise on residential landlord and tenant matters. It is also a useful work for academics who teach land law or housing law.

This title deals with issues such as leasehold enfranchisement, the right to buy (and the right to acquire for tenants of other social landlords), assured, secure and protected tenancies, disrepair and all other areas of residential landlord and tenant law and the powers available to local housing authorities to deal with substandard housing conditions in the private rented sector. The revised Mobile Homes legislation is also included.

New edition highlights include:

  • All the changes introduced by the Localism Act 2011 which amends the Housing Acts 1985, 1988, 1996 and 2004 and the Housing & Regeneration Act 2008 and also introduces some entirely new housing measures
  • The Localism Act 2011:
    – Introduces a new type of fixed term tenancy (flexible tenancies) and other social housing tenure changes
    – Amends the existing homelessness legislation
    – Introduces changes to the allocations system for social housing
    – Introduces changes to way sector is regulated, (i) Part 1 amends the Housing and Regeneration Act 2008 (regulation of social housing) so as to abolish the Office for Tenants and Social Landlords (“the Office”), create the Regulation Committee of the Homes and Communities Agency (“the HCA”), and transfer the functions of the Office to the HCA acting through the Committee
    – Introduces new ‘Housing Mobility’ measures for tenants
    – Introduces changes to Tenant Deposit Schemes
  •  The new powers of the Housing Ombudsman
  • All relevant statutory instruments and orders made since the last edition
  • Coverage of the relevant Welsh Statutory Instruments for the first time
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