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Nearly Legal

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.

It is all free, but it is just our opinions, not legal advice. Please do not ask for advice on individual matters


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Key Resources and information


Section 21 Notice validity flowchartdownloadable 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 FAQAn outline of the issues and options.

Bedroom Tax First Tier Tribunal – FTT Decisions archive. Upper Tribunal decisions can be found here.

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Johnson had a lock down breaching birthday gathering attended by the woman whose £840 per roll wallpaper he was buying with someone else’s undeclared money?? Now all we need to know is that Acuri gatecrashed it and the season finale is complete.

R(ZLL) v SSHCLG: Everyone In a “call to action” not a policy

Appeal of permission to amend build defect claim post limitation to include combustible cladding as well as defective works. Builder running defence that there was no loss as cladding would have had to have been removed after 2017 regs change anyway.

This is disgraceful: The Trussell Trust, which just one of the food charities, reports that when the Tories came to power in 2010 the number of food parcels it handed out was 25,899. Now as 2022 starts the number is 2,537,198 - a 100-fold increase in 12 years! #JohnsonOut

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