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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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Warnings of ‘devastation’ if government fails to tackle rogue ‘supported accommodation’ housing providers

“Peabody Trust accused of failing to offer tenants suitable alternative homes”. Keyworkers on non-social AST tenancies not getting suitable offers after 7-13 years in estate awaiting redevelopment.

Latest from Safer Renting blog My review of Vicky Spratt's excellent book "Tenants" Almost uncannily spot on the money. Informative and humane. Who has the bravery to talk about the lack of love in housing policy? 5 stars

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