Publisher:Legal Action Group
Page count:300
Supported Housing and the Law
FormatBundle (print + eBook)
Edition2nd edition
Description: Supported Housing and the Law
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
Status and security
Paying for supported housing
Occupancy agreements
Going to law
Anti-social behaviour and crisis management
Possession proceedings
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.

About the author

Description: Helen Carr - author
Professor of Law
Helen Carr is Professor of Law and Deputy Director of Education at the University of Kent
Description: Sue Baxter - author
Sue Baxter is a leading housing professional with over 30 years’ experience in the supported and social housing sector.
Description: Dave Cowan - author
Dave Cowan is Journal of Law and Society Professor of Socio-Legal Studies, Cardiff University, and a barrister at Doughty Street Chambers.