Now in its 7th Edition, this leading text is something of a benchmark book for practitioners in the field and a book I have used for many years in previous editions.
Given the changes that are constantly taking place in Landlord and Tenant Law, this thoroughly updated book is a guide that practitioners in the property industry, solicitors, surveyors, agents and enlightened landlords can rely on.
English property law is so complex that it’s only with a text such as this that the layman stands any chance at all of an accurate interpretation: the myriad of issues which arise in practice are touched on, backwards and forwards, by so many acts of parliament and case law, that without years of experience, reading individual pieces of legislation is generally a waste of time.
The authors explain in a clear and an easily understood (by the layperson) systematic method, not just the fundamental principles of property law, but also practical advice and tips on issues that come up in practice. With extensive coverage of the underlying commonlaw principles, as well as the overlaying statutory codes in each case, the book comprehensively covers all the main aspects of Landlord and Tenant law.
I like the frequent use of “real life” examples to explain the complicated aspects of the rules in different circumstances. The checklists, forms and case law precedents are all provided and set out in such a way that they are easily referenced and to assist the busy professional and landlord alike.
The book falls into two main parts: the first part covers all the main principles of the common law relating to property and provides a very interesting and insightful underpinning as the basis of all land law and tenancies.
The second part deals extensively with all the main statutory codes. The book covers in some detail all of the housing acts, protection from eviction legislation, long leaseholds including commonhold and enfranchisement, business and agricultural tenancies.
For anyone dealing on a regular basis with tenancy issues: residential, commercial and agricultural, HMOs, health & safety, agreements, leases, deposits, assignments, subletting, evictions, court procedure etc., the book is a mine of good reliable, reasonably understandable by the layperson, and up-to-date information.
I can recommend this book.
Tom Entwistle, Editor.