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Housing Law and Policy

Part of Law in Context

  • Date Published: September 2011
  • availability: Available
  • format: Hardback
  • isbn: 9780521199971


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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 three-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.

    • Integrates the disciplines of law and public policy so that the student can see how the subject fits together - both the letter of the law and the way it is practised
    • Acknowledges the many official and unofficial linkages between law and public policy to give a fuller picture of decision-making and regulation in housing
    • Innovative three-part structure covers everything you need to know for a Housing Law module
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    Reviews & endorsements

    'This is an excellent text, which adds greatly to Cowan's previous work on housing law in its societal, legal and political contexts. This monograph achieves its aims of providing an accessible socio-legal framework for students and practitioners to understand housing law.' Liam Thornton, Legal Studies

    '… a monumental text which will sit equally well on the bookshelves of law or social/public policy students concerned with housing.' Stuart Lowe, Housing Studies

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    Product details

    • Date Published: September 2011
    • format: Hardback
    • isbn: 9780521199971
    • length: 508 pages
    • dimensions: 253 x 180 x 28 mm
    • weight: 1.13kg
    • availability: Available
  • 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.

  • Instructors have used or reviewed this title for the following courses

    • Land Use
  • Author

    David Cowan, University of Bristol
    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.

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