Housing Law News and Comment
Nearly Legal is a specialist housing law website for England (and occasionally Wales), run by solicitors and barristers practising in the field.
The site provides information, updates and discussion on housing and landlord & tenant law. Issues covered include homelessness, possession and forfeiture, unlawful eviction, disrepair and housing fitness, regulation and licensing, service and major works charges, right to manage and anything else that interests us. Contents include frequent case reports, updates on statute law, guides and key documents.
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In this case, Fordham J scrutinised the nature of "Everyone In" and analysed whether it was a "policy", such as to impose public law duties on the Secretary of State on its curtailment. The judgment (2022) EWHC 85 (Admin) contains a detailed...
A couple of Upper Tribunal appeal decisions on rent repayment order cases. Kaszowska & Ors v White (HOUSING - RENT PAYMENT - whether a rent repayment order may be made against a director of a company landlord) (2022) UKUT 11 (LC) We saw the FTT...
Rosebery Housing Association Ltd v Williams & Anor (2021) EW Misc 22 (CC) Our grateful thanks to Marie Paris of Doughty Street Chambers for the following note of this County Court judgment. Applications for injunctions under Part 1 of ASBCPA...
Key Resources and information
Section 21 Notice validity flowchart – downloadable flowchart for checking whether Section 21 notices are validly served and effective.
How to Rent Guide Archive – What version of the Guide was current when? MHCLG don’t provide this information. We have dates and downloads for all versions.
Relationship Breakdown and Tenancies FAQ – An outline of the issues and options.
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