Reforming leasehold: discursive events and outcomes 1984-2000

BLANDY, S. and ROBINSON, D. (2001). Reforming leasehold: discursive events and outcomes 1984-2000. Journal of law and society, 28 (3), 384-408.

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This article uses discourse analysis to explore and explain the limits of ongoing efforts to resolve the problems experienced by long leaseholders living in private flats in England and Wales. Attention is focused on the position of leasehold within the three discourses of property law, housing, and housing law, as revealed through the language used in legislation, consultation papers, Law Commission reports, political statements, media representations, and the accounts of leaseholders themselves. The implementation gap between legislative intentions and effects, so often neglected in discussion of housing policy, is explored. The article considers policy and legislation in the light of a metanarrative encompassing all aspects of the multi-occupancy of blocks of flats.

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Research Institute, Centre or Group - Does NOT include content added after October 2018: Centre for Regional Economic and Social Research
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Page Range: 384-408
Depositing User: Ann Betterton
Date Deposited: 19 May 2009
Last Modified: 19 Mar 2021 01:01

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