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Book review | Defending Possession Proceedings – 7th edition

Jan Luba, Derek McConnell, John Gallagher and Nic Madge LAG, 2010, £55 ISBN 978-1903307755

9 March 2012

Courts are sadly full of mortgage and rent possessions which are listed for a few minutes each. Equally sadly most people about to lose their home do not get any advice. The public want anti-social tenants dealt with; the government wants to reduce social tenants’ rights.

More people have rent and mortgage problems and many individuals are trying to let their properties. All these people need lawyers with access to books like this. This is an excellent book and although it is written from the defendant’s point of view it is useful for those advising housing associations, building societies, banks and private landlords.

The book is detailed and comprehensive. It is practical, well written and concise. It contains a useful precedents and checklists and some rules in the appendices. It assumes a certain level of knowledge so you will need to know the basics first, such as the difference bet...

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