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The Rent Acts 11th ed Volumes 1 & 2: Text & Statutes:

Edited by: John Stuart Colyer, Robert Megarry, Robert Reid, James Muir Watt, Lindsay Megarry

ISBN13: 9780420484703
ISBN: 0420484701
Previous Edition ISBN: 003061
Published: July 1988
Publisher: Stevens & Sons Ltd
Country of Publication: UK
Format: Hardback, 2 Volumes
Price: Out of print

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  • Volumes 1 & 2, published 1988
  • Volume 3 published 1989 (Sold Seperately)
  • 3rd Cumulative Supplement 1993 (Sold Seperately)

    Practitioners and courts alike have long regarded Megarry as the standard work on the Rent Acts. The treatment of the law relating to tenancies still subject to the Rent Acts, with linking references, makes it possible to read the explanatory comment in Volume 1 (Text) side by side with the text of the statutes, new and old, in Volume 2 (Statutes). In this way, many of the advantages of annotated statutes are gained but not at the expense of a well laid out text-book.

    Since the last edition there have been massive and detailed clanges in the statute law, and hundreds of reported decisions in the English courts. These are treated exhaustively. In addition, the book draws on transcripts of many unreported decisions of the Court of Appeal and Queen's Bench Divisional Court, as well as a number of decisions in Scotland and other jurisdictions.

    The greatest expansion in coverage in the initial two volumes has been in those parts that deal with fair rents, rent officers and rent assessment committees. Yet despite covering such a complex subject so comprehensively, these two volumes fully maintain the book's tradition of clarity, both in the detailed statement of the law and in the organisation and sub-division of the text.

    Details from the 3rd Cumulative Supplement (Not Supplied with this 2 Volume set):-

    • Volumes 1 and 2 of The Rent Acts, which cover the Rent Acts proper, are up to date to August 1, 1988; Volume 3 (sold seperately) on Assured Tenancies under the Housing Act 1988 is up to date to October 1, 1989.
    • This edition of the Supplement brings all three volumes up to date to January 1, 1993, but it has been possible to include some material reported or published after that date.
    • Although there have been few significant changes since publication of the 2nd Supplement to the statutory provisions applicable to the Rent Acts, the flow of judicial decisions has continued unabated, both on the Rent Acts proper and on the Housing Act 1988.
    • The jurisdictional changes made by Courts and Legal Services Act 1990 and the High Court and County Courts Jurisdiction Order 1991 are fully considered (Supplement, pp. 5-6).
    • The Supplement falls into four parts. Parts 1, 2 and 3 annotate Volumes 1,2 and 3 respectively, and Part 4 is an appendix of new statutes and statutory instruments. In view of the increasing size of the Supplement, full tables an index have been added to this edition
    The courts have long accepted Megarry as being the standard work on its subject. In its extended form it will maintain and enhance its position as the authoritative treatment of residential tenancies in the private sector. For those concerned with houses or flats, Megarry will be indispensable, both in court and out.