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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Service charges, contracts, social housing and subsidies

Thomas Homes Ltd v Colin MacGregor [2016] UKUT 495 (LC) An interesting question. To what extent, if at all, can leaseholders’ service charges be set at a level to ‘subsidise’ a shortfall as against actual maintenance costs in service charges recoverable from social tenants in flats provided under a section 106 agreement. The difficulties in […]

Job ads – Slough, Camden, Holborn, Colchester

Shelter Solicitor £33,238 – £35,758 pa (depending on experience), plus excellent benefits Slough Closing date: Monday 6th March 2017 at 11.30 pm We’re looking for an accomplished housing Solicitor to deliver a specialist legal casework service in housing law, to represent homeless people or people in housing need. If you want to experience housing litigation […]

Reasonable costs of Improvements

The London Borough of Hounslow v Waaler [2017] EWCA Civ 45 We saw the Upper Tribunal take a new approach to determining whether the costs of improvement works, passed on through the service charge, were reasonably incurred. The UT held that particular consideration should have been given to the views of the leaseholders, whether they […]

Job ad – N London

Camden Community Law Centre seeks Housing Solicitor, salary negotiable (depending on experience) Closing date: 13 February 2017 5pm We’re looking for an accomplished housing Solicitor with 3 years PQE or equivalent to deliver a specialist legal casework service in housing law, to represent homeless people or people in housing need. See www.cclc.org.uk/about/job-vacancies or email admin@cclc.org.ukstating clearly your email subject “Housing Recruitment”. […]

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