The Housing Law Casebook is a classic legal text book and should be owned by everyone who deals with the legal side of rented property.
Landlord & tenant / housing law is constantly changing and you need to have a proper reference guide to the unending stream of cases.
However, I don’t know about you, but I find myself increasingly unwilling to grapple with large books – particularly large paperbacks.
They are heavy to hold, you have to keep breaking their spine to make them stay open and they take up a lot of space on the desk.
Last time I reviewed this book I reviewed the kindle edition. However the main problem about that was that it was not possible to copy and paste the text. This time around the publishers, LAG have a better solution.
Free access to the book online (for one year).
When you buy the book there is a code in the front cover. All you do is signup at the web address given and create a login for yourself. Then you have access to all the cases online.
I found this really convenient. For example I was adding details of cases to our Moodle site – all I had to do was put part of the name of the case into the search engine and up came the casebook report of the case.
The other good thing is that you can also see reports from cases reported since the book was updated. Which solves the problem with all printed law books – that they are out of date almost as soon as they hit the shelves.
So this is a very good reason to get the new edition (if you already have the previous one).
You can get the Housing Law Casebook online from Amazon here.