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Supported Housing and the Law 2nd ed

ISBN13: 9781913648374
Previous Edition ISBN: 9781903307519
Published: June 2021
Publisher: Legal Action Group
Country of Publication: UK
Format: Paperback
Price: £35.00

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Supported Housing and the Law is a highly practical and accessible handbook to the law of England and Wales relating to the supported housing sector. It offers guidance on how to deliver good quality services and improve tenancy management. By promoting best practice models for the provision of housing, care and support, this book aims to support providers to empower vulnerable tenants to live independently and enjoy a good quality of life.

The book is helpfully divided into three main sections covering: the background and regulatory framework; law and practice; and procedure. Each chapter is clearly and consistently set out with key points and summaries and case studies are used to illustrate the legal issues being covered.

Contents include:

  • What is supported housing?
  • Regulating and managing organisations
  • Regulating property
  • Keeping property in repair – private law responsibilities
  • Homelessness
  • Status and security
  • Paying for supported housing
  • Occupancy agreements
  • Going to law
  • Anti-social behaviour and crisis management
  • Possession proceedings
  • Coronavirus
Supported Housing and the Law is required reading for housing and support providers including registered social landlords, managing agents, advice agencies, housing associations and legal practitioners concerned with improving practice in tenancy management for the benefit of vulnerable tenants. It should also be an invaluable resource for tenants and their advocates empowering them to ensure that they receive quality services.

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