LAG publishes Repairs: tenants' rights

Wednesday 23 December 2009

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Repairs: tenants' rights

Author: Jan Luba QC, Deirdre Forster and Beatrice Prevatt

Repairs: tenants' rights has long been recognised as an essential text for all housing advisers and lawyers dealing with disrepair and other adverse conditions affecting residents in rented housing accommodation. As well as focusing on repairs it deals with a range of other issues such as infestations, hazards and absence of amenities.

Full Price: £45

Edition: Fourth edition (December 2009) 372pp

This is an excellent book. No one should even consider advising or representing tenants with disrepair unless they have a copy.' New Law Journal

'A very useful, concise and well-written guide to this complex area and a must for the busy practitioner.' Law Society Gazette

Repairs: tenants' rights looks at the repairing obligations of the landlord, the remedies open to tenants to enforce their rights and the actions that can be taken to secure compensation for the loss and hardship suffered. It also outlines the powers available to local councils to address adverse housing conditions using environmental, criminal and housing legislation.

The fourth edition of Repairs: tenants' rights includes:

* practical step-by-step guidance on how to bring a civil action
* comprehensive treatment of the Housing Disrepair Protocol
* comprehensive analysis of the case-law relevant to disrepair proceedings including recent developments
* expanded coverage on the funding of disrepair litigation through the legal aid scheme and conditional fees
* up-to-date review of the changes brought about by the Housing Act 2004, including the Housing Health and Safety Rating System
* a completely revised chapter on environmental protection prosecutions as a result of changes in criminal procedure since the previous edition

Repairs: tenants' rights is a highly practical handbook that provides accessible guidance on the law and procedure for non-lawyers and will serve as an excellent resource for the practitioner. The main text is supported by an invaluable set of precedents with worked examples of documentation used at all stages of the court process, extracts from legislation and helpful guidance on technical information.

Repairs: tenants' rights is essential reading for lawyers, advisers and tenants dealing with issues of disrepair, and also for providers of accommodation looking for a general guide to the law and practice relating to housing repair and conditions.

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