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Residential Tenancies Law and Practice

5th Edition

By Allan Anforth, Peter Christensen, Bill Taylor

Federation Press – 2012 – 450 pages

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Description

Residential Tenancies Law and Practice, 5th edition, deals with residential tenancy law in New South Wales and the associated procedures in the Consumer, Trader and Tenancy Tribunal of NSW.

This guide incorporates the new Residential Tenancies Act 2010 which took effect in February 2011. It reviews the changes brought about in the 2010 Act and updates the case annotations. It is fully updated and revised for solicitors practising in this area of law, real estate agents, property managers, investors, landlords, tenants, and community advice centres.

Written by experienced practitioners in the area, it is an essential aid for research and for attendances at the Tribunal. It is particularly for those who wish to obtain a more detailed understanding of residential tenancy law beyond that contained in good consumer manuals such as Tenants’ Rights Manual.

It contains:

The full text of the relevant residential tenancy legislation in NSW as well as the full text of the Consumer, Trader and Tenancy Tribunal Act and Regulations. 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

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.

Contents

Foreword to first and second editions Mr Justice RP Meagher Preface Table of Cases Table of Statutes Introduction Residential Tenancies Act 2010 Residential Tenancies Regulations 2010 Consumer, Trader and Tenancy Tribunal Act 2001 Consumer, Trader and Tenancy Tribunal Regulation 2002

Author Bio

Allan Anforth

Allan Anforth is a barrister at the ACT Bar who practices nationally in federal administrative law, employment law, human rights and welfare law generally.

He has been a part time member of the NSW Consumer Trader and Tenancy Tribunal and its predecessors for the past 17 years principally concerned with residential tenancy disputes. He is presently also a part time senior member of the ACT Civil and Administrative Tribunal and the Veterans Review Board (Cth).

Mr Anforth was previously a part time member of the Administrative Appeals Tribunal (Cth); part time president of the former ACT Consumer and Trader Tribunal; part time member of the former ACT Residential Tenancies Tribunal; part time member of the former ACT Essential Services Consumer Council; senior solicitor at the Welfare Rights and Legal Centre and Director of the ACT Council of Social Services.

He is the editor of the book series Social Security and Family Assistance Law (with Peter Sutherland - now out of print).

Peter Christensen

Peter Christensen is currently Manager, Legal Support with the ACT Department of Education and Training.

Peter first became involved in residential tenancies law when he joined the Welfare Rights and Legal Centre in Canberra in 1994, when he regularly appeared in tenancy matters before the Magistrates’ Court, and later the ACT Residential Tenancies Tribunal. During a short sojourn in a community legal centre in Nowra, he appeared in tenancy matters before the NSW CTTT.

Peter moved back to Canberra in 2001 as Legal Advisor to the Commissioner for Housing where he appeared for Housing ACT before the Residential Tenancies Tribunal and the ACT Administrative Appeals Tribunal. He has maintained his interest is residential tenancies matters since leaving Housing ACT in 2006.

Titles by Peter Christensen:

Residential Tenancies Law and Practice - New South Wales - Forthcoming Release

Bill Taylor

Bill Taylor is a solicitor who has been in general practice in the Bega Valley in New South Wales for twenty nine years. He is a part-time member of the New South Wales Consumer Trader and Tenancy Tribunal.

Bill has also been an ABC Broadcaster, a local government councillor and farmer. He has served as a director of a not for profit aged care company and a social housing tenancy scheme.

Titles by Bill Taylor:

Residential Tenancies Law and Practice - New South Wales - Forthcoming Release

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Description: By Allan Anforth, Peter Christensen, Bill Taylor. Residential Tenancies Law and Practice, 5th edition, deals with residential tenancy law in New South Wales and the associated procedures in the Consumer, Trader and Tenancy Tribunal of NSW. This guide incorporates the new Residential Tenancies Act 2010...
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