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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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Burke Niazi Solicitors is seeking to recruit a 1 – 5 years PQE housing solicitor to join their Housing department (listed in the Legal 500) at our North London office in Holloway (N7). Opportunity to also receive training in and undertake community...

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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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Incoming blog search: “what happens if glass is owned by leseholder frames owned by landlord repairs is required”

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Pick the first landlord up. Court of Appeal overturns Upper Tribunal on tenant's Rent Repayment Order applications - can only be made against immediate landlord, not a superior landlord. A blow for those trying to enforce against the dodgy end of the…

Latest from Safer Renting blog Court of appeal hand down serious blow to tenant justice, making Rent Repayment Orders very difficult whilst making it easier for the criminal operators

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