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
Kensquare Ltd v Boakye (2021) EWCA Civ 1725 A second appeal to the Court of Appeal from the Upper Tribunal on a service charge dispute - a decision we briefly noted as Kensquare Ltd v Adwoa & Anor here. There were two main issues, both of some...
Ciftci v London Borough of Haringey (2021) EWA Civ 1772 A second appeal to the Court of Appeal on Haringey's decision that Ms Ciftci was intentionally homeless. Ms C lived in Switzerland, where she had a rented flat, which was suitable and...
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.
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