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. 

Everything that the site offers is set out below.

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Job Ads

A couple of housing law jobs, both in London.   CAMBRIDGE HOUSE LAW CENTRE is seeking an experienced HOUSING SOLICITOR Salary £33 – £40,000.00 depending upon experience 30 days annual leave plus pension contribution. To join an experienced, highly regarded, supportive and fun housing team in a dynamic Law Centre serving the Camberwell area of […]

Legal Aid Merits Test

With thanks to James Stark at Garden Court North for alerting me to this. From Monday (27.7.15) there is an important amendment to the Legal Aid merits test in S.I. 2015/1571. In short, “borderline” and “poor” cases are back in scope if it is necessary to prevent a breach of a persons Convention rights or […]

TLATA: The Court’s discretion

In Bagum v Hafiz and Hai [2015] EWCA Civ 801, the Court of Appeal considered, apparently for the first time, the extent of its discretion under section 14, Trusts of Land and Appointment of Trustees Act 1996 (“TLATA”).  The case is a sad and apparently bitter family breakdown case, where the central parties each had a […]

Primary considerations

In Mohamoud v RB Kensington and Chelsea and Saleem v Wandsworth LBC [2015] EWCA Civ 780, the Court of Appeal were faced with the difficult argument about the interaction between section 11, Children Act 2004 and possession proceedings brought by a local authority against unsuccessful applicants for homelessness assistance.  In Huzrat v Wandsworth LBC [2013] EWCA Civ 1865, […]

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Posts on the latest housing case law and statute, starting in 2007 and updated frequently.

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Collection of bedroom tax Tribunal decisions and reasons

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