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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Who knows where? – service and the Land Registry

Service of notices, claims etc on ‘last known address’ can be a bit of a thorny issue. Not least the question of the extent of reasonable inquiries to find the missing person before the ‘last known address’ can be relied on for service. Thus the intriguing possibilities in: Oldham Metropolitan Borough Council v Tanna [2017] […]

Job ad – Birmingham

Shelter Paralegal £20,503-£21,528 pa, plus excellent benefits Birmingham Closing date: 26 February 2017 (at 11.30 pm) We’re looking for a results-driven, commercially aware individual to join our efficient legal team in Birmingham as a Paralegal. While direct experience of housing litigation and legal aid would be ideal, we are more interested in your intellectual aptitude […]

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 […]

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