Building on the interim findings of the current Property Guardian Research project, Professor Caroline Hunter and Jed Meers at York Law School have compiled a draft ‘Local Authority Pocket Guide to Property Guardians.’
They intend the guide to provide a 101 grounding in the phenomenon and address some of the key issues, particularly: the lease/licence distinction, the application of controls and standards under the Housing Act 2004, and statutory nuisances under the Environmental Protection Act 1990.
You can download the draft copy here. They would really welcome any comments or suggestions as the final version is developed. The aim is to published it in November 2017. If you have any suggestions for additions or improvements, or questions you have which are not covered, please contact them at: firstname.lastname@example.org.