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Social Housing Law: A Practical Guide

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ISBN13: 9781845924348
ISBN: 1845924347
Previous Edition ISBN: 040690314X
Published: July 2004
Publisher: Bloomsbury Professional
Country of Publication: UK
Format: Paperback
Price: Out of print

Taking a modern, fresh approach to housing law and specifically written for housing practitioners including housing office managers, residential social landlords and the housing association, this title provides a step by step guide to the law, policy and practice of this subject area.

The text gives a broad coverage of policy issues such as developing housing strategies in rural areas, special needs and the homeless and also deals with procuring and provision at both framework and on an individual basis. There is specific coverage of special needs, asylum seekers, young, elderly and the homeless. General areas of funding and governance are covered along with issues of maintenance and repair, anti-social behaviour, discrimination and human rights.

A thoroughly practical focus enables busy professionals to access commentary, precedents and case reports.Will also be online as a housing module of Local Government Direct with housing case reports from All England Reports and relevant legislation from Legislation Direct updated on a monthly basis.

Previously ISBN 9780406903143

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Housing Law
Part I: Housing Procurement and Facilitation
Strategic issues in social housing
Best value in housing
Stock transfer
Working with the private sector
Meeting social housing need
Partnerships in social housing
Allocation of social housing
Management of social housing
Part II: Funding and Finance
Social housing funding
Supported housing
The impact of rent restructuring
Setting up a registered social landlord
Part III: Constitution, Governance and Regulation of Registered Social Landlords
Amending a registered social landlord's constitution
Group structures
Charity law
Performance monitoring and regulatory measures
Part IV: Landlord and Tenant
Owning and occupying property: an overview
Secure tenancy regime
Assured tenancy regime
Other tenure issues
Rights to buy and acquire
Low cost home ownership
Repair and maintenance of rented accommodation
Assignment, subletting and taking in lodgers
Possession proceedings: court proceedings
Possession proceedings: termination of secure tenancies
Possession proceedings; termination of assured and assured shorthold tenancies
Tenant participation
Anti-social behaviour
Part V: Other Relevant Issues
Human rights and housing
The European perspective