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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Job Ad – Gloucester

Gloucester Law Centre Job Vacancy Housing Solicitor/adviser - 35 hours per week We are looking for an experienced Housing Solicitor/Caseworker with a proven track record in income generation under a LAA contract and experience of advocacy to be...

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Job Ad – Shepway

Shepway Citizens Advice Housing Solicitor/Authorised Litigator Job Vacancy  Position: Housing Solicitor/Authorised Litigator Location: Folkestone Closing date: 6/11/20 Salary: £31,000 to £35,000 (dependent on experience). Hours per week:...

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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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Do the courts require 6 months notice for section 21, even on a pre-29 August section 21 notice? A short video on NL.

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