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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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 […]

Between structural defects and structural repairs

(NB photo is of an entirely unrelated building.) A constant issue in disrepair (at least until the Homes (Fitness for Human Habitation) Act 2018 for tenancies) and in leasehold major works charges matters has been the difficulties of liability for inherent defects and where and how it overlaps with repairs. Now the Upper Tribunal (Lands […]

Suitability when? Review and decision dates.

London Borough of Waltham Forest v Saleh (2019) EWCA Civ 1944 The Court of Appeal on section 202 Housing Act 1996 reviews of suitability and what facts should be relevant at the time of review. Mr Saleh was owed the full housing duty by Waltham Forest following a homeless application by Mr S for his household, […]

No going back

Regency (UK) Ltd v (1) Hussein Ali Hadi Albu-Swalin (2) Heartland Property Ltd (2019) QBD (Chamberlain J) 18/11/2019 (Note of extempore judgment on Lawtel) Regency had let flats to Heartland on the basis that Heartland would sublet to occupiers. Heartland sublet a flat to Mr Albu-Swalin in 2015. Mr A-S reported defects to the condition […]

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