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
In a moment of madness, I decided to try doing videos on individual problems in housing law. For the first, and quite possibly last, this is my view on a concern that appears to be doing the rounds that the courts will require 6 months notice on...
Scanlon v London Borough of Lambeth, Central London County Court 14 September 2020 (We've see a note of the decision). This was a section 204 Housing Act 1996 appeal following Lambeth's review decision that Ms S had made herself intentionally...
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.
Bedroom Tax First Tier Tribunal – FTT Decisions archive. Upper Tribunal decisions can be found here.
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