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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A bit of a pause

I’m looking at four cases that need writing up. None earth-shattering but all worthy of note. There is also the coming into force of the Tenant Fees Act 2019 on 1 June, which needs a post, and indeed an updating of the s.21 flowchart. But any writing up of these (and anything else that comes […]

Job ad – Hackney

Dowse & Co Role: Housing Law Solicitor / Case worker At: Dowse & Co Solicitors, Hackney. Hours: Part time or full time role. Qualifications: 1-5 PQE Solicitor or experienced Paralegal Salary: Based on PQE and relevant experience. Details:  We are expanding our Housing Law department by recruiting a dedicated and enthusiastic Solicitor. We advise clients […]

Gimme Gimme Gimme

Curo Places Ltd v Pimlett (LANDLORD AND TENANT – service charges – tenancy agreement of a bungalow in a sheltered housing scheme) (2019) UKUT 130 (LC) Another Upper Tribunal case on a landlord adding additional services and charges to assured tenancy agreements, but where Wilcock v The Guinness Partnership Ltd (2019) UKUT 146 (LC) (our […]

Getting Guidance wrong and the perils of not updating legislation

MHCLG recently (April 2019) put out a guidance document called “Landlord and tenant rights and responsibilities in the private rented sector“. Under a heading “Guidance for tenants renting in the private sector: rights, responsibilities and advice”, on page 12 are the following on potential penalties for harassment by a landlord, and for illegal eviction by […]

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