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Previously titled Quiet Enjoyment: Arden and Partington's guide to remedies for harassment and illegal eviction, the eighth edition has been substantially expanded to cover a wide range of problems concerning what are now statutorily recognised as 'rogue landlords'. As well as harassment, illegal eviction and criminal trespass, content includes tenancy deposits, licensing, banning orders and a range of other activities which interfere with an occupier's enjoyment of his or her home.
Quiet Enjoyment has been written with the busy adviser in mind. It is practical and easy to navigate so will also be accessible to the non-lawyer. Chapters outline occupiers' rights and explain the different civil and criminal court procedures and all other remedies.
This edition is up to date to include new measures in the Housing and Planning Act 2016 and there is a new chapter on safety measures including gas, fire, electricity, smoke alarms, and the consequences if landlords fail to secure them.
Unlawful eviction / harassment / criminal trespass / tenancy deposits / licensing of landlords and agents/banning orders and database of rogue landlords / additional duties: safety, energy efficiency and retaliatory eviction / civil proceedings / criminal proceedings The main text is supported by appendices including an updated section on damages cases and extracts from all the relevant legislation.
Quiet Enjoyment is an essential handbook for housing lawyers and advisers acting for tenants. Local authority tenancy relations officers and housing and legal departments will also find it an invaluable guide to dealing with landlords who rent out unsafe or substandard accommodation.