Nearly Legal

Housing Law News and Comment

Nearly Legal is a specialist housing law website for England (and occasionally Wales), run by solicitors and barristers practising in the field.

The site provides information, updates and discussion on housing and landlord & tenant law. Issues covered include homelessness, possession and forfeiture, unlawful eviction, disrepair and housing fitness, regulation and licensing, service and major works charges, right to manage and anything else that interests us. Contents include frequent case reports, updates on statute law, guides and key documents.

It is all free, but it is just our opinions, not legal advice. Please do not ask for advice on individual matters


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Key Resources and information


Section 21 Notice validity flowchartdownloadable flowchart for checking whether Section 21 notices are validly served and effective.

How to Rent Guide Archive – What version of the Guide was current when? MHCLG don’t provide this information. We have dates and downloads for all versions.

Relationship Breakdown and Tenancies FAQAn outline of the issues and options.

Bedroom Tax First Tier Tribunal – FTT Decisions archive. Upper Tribunal decisions can be found here.

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Scattered Dad’s ashes together (distanced) with my brother and sister today. A long delayed fulfilment of his wish to be in the same place as mum. Both the place and the day were beautiful. A sad and happy moment, a kind of completion awaited since February.


Quite the thread on @RobertJenrick ‘qualitative’ assessment of towns to receive ‘Towns Fund’ money. Minister’s discretion over 60 towns to fund. Civil servants’ rankings recommended 38 in Tory seats. Jenrick’s personal ‘assessment’ funded 53 in Tory seats.

Chris Hanretty is staying home@chrishanretty

Towns are sexy in UK polisci, aren't they? Let's talk a little bit about the super-sexy Towns Fund (1/n)

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