Nearly Legal is a specialist housing law website, run by solicitors and barristers practising in the field.

The site provides information, updates and discussion on housing, leasehold and landlord & tenant law. It is all free, but it is just our opinions, not legal advice (we can't give legal advice here). 

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And the first shall be last

An accidental chain of tenancies, in which only the very first was left standing. London Borough of Haringey v 1) Hansa Ahmed & 2) Shaheeda Ahmed [2016] EWHC 1257 (Ch) (Not on Bailii yet, we’ve seen the judgment). Three tenancy agreements for the same property, apparently at least partly at the same time, and possession […]

Got needs that need assessing

Smajlaj, R (on the application of) v London Borough of Waltham Forest [2016] EWHC 1240 (Admin) What is the extent of the duty under section 1992 Housing Act 1996? This duty, owed to those who are homeless and eligible, not intentionally homeless, but not in priority need, has tended to amount to little more than […]

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Protect My Money

The Housing and Planning Act 2016 is finally here although it will probably not be in force until early 2017. One of the late amendments to the Act finally introduced compulsory client money protection for agency work. This is something that landlord and tenant groups and most professional agent bodies have been seeking for some […]

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