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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We need to talk about claims farmers…

This is something I’ve been mulling over for a while, and have sounded off about in conversations, but the ongoing proliferation of housing disrepair claims farmers (and associated solicitors) has pushed me to go public with something of a rant. A justified one, I believe. The reason for the rant is that these set ups […]

The heavens rejoice – Sale and rent back and proprietary estoppel

Sahota v Prior & Anor (2019) EWHC 1418 (Ch) Just a short note, but worth it, because every angel in heaven sings when a ‘sale and rent back’ set up comes to grief Briefly, Mr & Mrs Prior bought their home 35 years ago. At some point, they got into financial difficulties and were facing […]

Breach of PSED and consequences for possession

Forward v Aldwyck Housing Group Ltd (2019) EWCA Civ 1334 The Court of Appeal considers the effect of an admitted breach of the Public Sector Equality Duty under s.149 Equality Act 2010 on possession proceedings. Mr F had an assured tenancy from Aldwyck. Soon after the tenancy started, there began what would be repeated incidents of […]

Job Ads – Camden, Euston, Tower Hamlets & Hammersmith

Osbornes Law Osbornes Law is recruiting: two full-time qualified solicitors with experience in any of the following areas: housing, community care, public law, and/or welfare benefits; and a full-time paralegal with experience of legal aid costing to join their expanding and award winning Housing & Social Care Team. In respect of the solicitor roles, experience […]

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