Residential Tenancies Law and Practice, 7th edition, deals with residential tenancy law in New South Wales.
This 7th edition incorporates the Residential Tenancies Act 2010 (NSW), and surveys all the recent cases, updating annotations as necessary. It is fully updated and revised for lawyers practising in this area of law, real estate agents, property managers, investors, landlords, tenants, and community legal centres.
The new Commonwealth legislation that applies to Commonwealth land in New South Wales and the ACT, with references to the relevant case law. An expanded review of protected tenancies in New South Wales. The full text of the relevant residential tenancy legislation in NSW (each statutory provision is annotated with descriptions of the cases that have been decided in relation to that provision). Commentary to assist readers in understanding how proceedings of the Tribunal are conducted. Detailed lists of cases covering the amounts of compensation awarded by the Tribunal and courts for various breaches of the residential tenancy agreement by parties to the agreement. A list of cases outlining the circumstances the Tribunal finds relevant in considering whether to evict tenants. Cross-references to other States’ legislation and commentary from relevant cases in other jurisdictions.
Anyone working or interested in the field of residential tenancy law in New South Wales will find this volume an essential addition to their library.
In late 2017, the Rental Affordability Index, released by the National Shelter, Community Sector Banking and SGS Economics and Planning, showed that there was virtually no affordable housing in any Australian city for people on low incomes. Such data has led some analysts to report that there is a housing crisis in Australia and a true market failure within the rental market. With growing numbers of Australians delaying the purchase of a home and choosing to stay within the rental market, it is becoming increasing important for the regulatory framework for residential tenancies to strike an appropriate balance between the interests of tenants and their landlords. In this context, this text is both topical and informative. This text primarily adopts an annotation approach where the relevant statutory provisions are followed by commentary that discuss the provision and relevant case law. This style makes it a useful guide for landlords and tenants and their representatives to use at attendances at the Tribunal. Written by experienced practitioners in the residential tenancies field, it is a helpful aid for preliminary research and for attendances at the Tribunal. The text is well set out and easy to read; unashamedly dealing with the issues of most concern in residential tenancy law rather than being a comprehensive guide to all matters that arise in this area. Now in its 7th edition, this works continues to be a user-friendly resource, and will be of particular interest to law students, junior lawyers and those working in the residential tenancies sector. - Queensland Law Reporter - 2 March 2018 -  8 QLR
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Number Of Pages: 540
Published: 4th August 2017
Publisher: Federation Press
Country of Publication: AU
Dimensions (cm): 23.5 x 15.9
Weight (kg): 0.89
Edition Number: 7
Edition Type: New edition