Nearly Legal is a specialist housing law website, run by solicitors and barristers practising in the field.

The site provides information, updates and discussion on housing, leasehold and landlord & tenant law. It is all free, but it is just our opinions, not legal advice (we can't give legal advice here). Everything that the site offers is set out below.

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Research into energy efficiency and flats

This is a request for information from social housing providers in England and Wales. Sue Bright (Oxford University) and David Weatherall (Future Climate) are carrying out a survey of social housing providers in relation to their experiences when delivering energy efficiency refurbishment works in blocks of flats where some or all of those flats are […]

Job ads – Sheffield, Slough, W London, Watford

Shelter Solicitor £28,756-£34,639 pa (depending on experience) plus excellent benefits Fixed term until September 2018 Sheffield Closing date: 15 May 2017 (at midnight) We’re looking for an accomplished housing Solicitor or equivalent to deliver a specialist legal casework service in housing law, to represent homeless people or people in housing need. If you want to […]

One Million Pounds!

Diaz v Karim [2017] EWHC 595 (QB) The schedule of special damages – never straightforward. The belongings that had to be thrown out, or were taken and not returned. The difficulty in evidencing them, the difficulty in evidencing proof of purchase (who keeps receipts for years? Bank statements or card statements might identify a shop […]

You gotta plan

London Borough of Waltham Forest v Khan [2017] UKUT 153 (LC) It has always been generally assumed that local authorities have a fairly limited discretion when granting a licence under a selective licensing scheme created under Part 3, Housing Act 2004. Section 88 of the Act sets out the requirements which focus on the suitability […]

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