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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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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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#BuildingSafetyCrisis Well that was interesting as a weekend. For me, only question is what works for leaseholders. That means 3 things:
a) funding for *necessary* works as soon as possible.
b) all *necessary* remedial works to be covered, not subject to building regs at the time

RROs, company directors and reasonable excuses. A couple of Upper Tribunal judgments on RRO appeals. One on whether an RRO can be made against a director of a landlord company, and one with a reasonable excuse of making a mistake.

#subtweet I have co-drafted and seen through a successful private member’s bill that is now law. I have drafted or co-drafted several other amendments for the Commons and the Lords, and worked for them. Engaging with interested parties & people in the sector was key in each case

Nusrat Ghani: I was sacked as a minister ‘because I was a Muslim’ | News | The Sunday Times . Told “her “Muslim women minister status was making colleagues feel uncomfortable”.

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