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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FTT fails natural justice on tenant’s RRO application

Wilson v Campbell (HOUSING – RENT REPAYMENT ORDER) (2019) UKUT 363 (LC) In which the Upper Tribunal gives the First Tier Tribunal a thorough ticking off over its decision on a rent repayment order application. Ms Wilson had rented a room in a house from Mr Gareth Campbell between 31 March 2017 until 31 July 2018. […]

Manifesto mayhem

I cannot summon any enthusiasm for this election. It mostly makes me wish I lived in Scotland. But, despite this, I have forced myself to read the three main manifestos so I can summarise them for you all. Conservatives: To call this underwhelming is to give it undeserved praise. The primary focus is on expanding […]

Après nous le déluge – rents and water resellers

Royal Borough of Kingston-Upon-Thames v Moss (2019) EWHC 3261 (Ch) Ever since Jones v London Borough of Southwark (2016) EWHC 457 (Ch) (our report), the position on water rates taken as rent by a number of London Councils and Housing Associations under agreements with Thames Water has been conflicted. Some councils (including Southwark) refunded tenants the […]

Job ad – Islington

Islington Law Centre is recruiting! We are seeking an Experienced Housing Outreach Solicitor/Caseworker to join our team. Islington Law Centre is looking to recruit an experienced housing outreach caseworker to join its housing team. We are seeking a practitioner with experience in the full range of housing work: to include defending possession proceedings, allocations, homelessness and […]

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