Housing Law and Policy

Housing Law and Policy

by David Cowan


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An innovative and timely guide to housing law that integrates the disciplines of law and public policy so that readers see how the subject fits together – both the letter of the law and the way it is practised. The innovative 3-part structure covers all the topics of a typical Housing Law module and it is written in a clear and conversational style, with a wide range of source material to show how the law is created, interpreted and used in real life. Students are expertly guided through the complexities of housing law by a leading academic who has taught the subject for more than 20 years. Where relevant, chapters end with a section on 'the future' that discusses proposed changes to the law and the impact of those changes. It also discusses the conceptual issues raised by the Human Rights Act.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780521137195
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 09/29/2011
Series: Law in Context
Pages: 508
Product dimensions: 6.80(w) x 9.70(h) x 0.90(d)

About the Author

David Cowan is Professor of Law and Policy at the University of Bristol and a barrister at Arden Chambers. He has published widely in the area of housing and related research, and has acted as a consultant to the England and Wales Law Commission and the Department for Communities and Local Government.

Table of Contents

1. Locating housing law and policy; Part I. Regulation of Housing Tenure: 2. Regulating ownership; 3. Regulating private renting; 4. Regulating council housing; 5. Regulating private registered providers; Part II. Access to Housing: 6. Homelessness; 7. Allocation of social housing; 8. Eligibility; 9. Access to private rented housing; 10. Access to ownership; Part III. Rights and Responsibilities: 11. Security of tenure; 12. Unlawful eviction and harassment; 13. State and condition; 14. Arrears; 15. Anti-social behaviour; 16. Mandatory possession proceedings.

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