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). Everything that the site offers is set out below.

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Job Ad – Bristol

Avon & Bristol Law Centre is seeking a Paralegal (part time) We are looking to recruit a new staff member to join the Law Centre who is able to provide paralegal casework support to our Housing Team (maternity cover) and in the long term to our Immigration & Asylum Team. We will consider applicants who […]

More vulnerability

Rother DC v Freeman-Loach [2018] EWCA Civ 368 is the latest installment on the interpretation of vulnerability for the purposes of homelessness law, with a sting in the tail about s 204A appeals.  Mr Freeman-Loach suffered from ostoarthritis, anxiety and depression, and, following a couple of strokes (the last in 2013), a speech impediment and […]

Deposits – don’t fake compliance. And the multiple breach issue

Thank you to my colleague and fount of wisdom Deirdre Forster for this case note on a tenancy deposit claim. Howard Davies v Scott, County Court at Clerkenwell & Shoreditch, 18 January 2018 In April 2013 Mr and Mrs Howard Davies signed an assured shorthold tenancy for a fixed term of two years. They paid […]

On a Housing Court and (not) making things simpler.

A specialist Housing Court is in the air. Sajid Javid, Minister for Housing. Communities and Local Government, has repeatedly mentioned ‘discussions’ with the judiciary on a housing court, ever since the last Tory conference in October. There has been no mention of any progress – and surely progress would have to involve the MoJ, not […]

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