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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Possession and licensing in Wales

Does failing to be licensed under The Housing (Wales) Act 2014 prevent a landlord from serving any notice seeking possession, or just a section 21 notice? That was the issue in a county court appeal in Evans & Evans v Jarvis, County Court at Swansea, 20 August 2019 (unreported elsewhere, I’ve seen a note of […]

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We need to talk about claims farmers…

This is something I’ve been mulling over for a while, and have sounded off about in conversations, but the ongoing proliferation of housing disrepair claims farmers (and associated solicitors) has pushed me to go public with something of a rant. A justified one, I believe. The reason for the rant is that these set ups […]

The heavens rejoice – Sale and rent back and proprietary estoppel

Sahota v Prior & Anor (2019) EWHC 1418 (Ch) Just a short note, but worth it, because every angel in heaven sings when a ‘sale and rent back’ set up comes to grief Briefly, Mr & Mrs Prior bought their home 35 years ago. At some point, they got into financial difficulties and were facing […]

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