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 – North West

Keoghs Nicholls Lindsell & Harris are looking for a newly qualified solicitor or paralegal (with possibility of a training contract) for a 12 month fixed contract, commencing in May 2020. The successful candidate will be joining an established...

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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.

Bedroom Tax First Tier Tribunal – FTT Decisions archive. Upper Tribunal decisions can be found here.

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Given my pre- law experience of academic publishing, it comes as a surprise to have a legal book not only a) have an advance, but b) result in royalties over the advance. We’re not talking @BarristerSecret I’m definitely not buying an island. But seeing any money from a book...

“You have your law, I have mine”: a Home Office civil servant making legal arguments in the immigration tribunal, according to this damning @ILPAimmigration dossier

Rent Repayment Orders, criminal standard, and new evidence on appeal. - Proving things on RRO applications, and FFT reasoning that was not as clear as it should have been on the evidence.

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