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.

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

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Today's 'housing - it is all going so well' Part 2. Half a million people in UK live in flats with unsafe cladding – report

Today's 'housing - it is all going so well' Part 1. Deaths of homeless people sleeping in bins prompt calls for action

This week our leasehold team will be discussing a wide range of niche topics surrounding leasehold, to see the breakdown of the week and topics we will be covering click here #leaseholdmadesimple

When does the main housing duty under s. 193, Housing Act 1996 to provide suitable accommodation to ‘successful’ homeless applicants, who currently are in a property, take effect? Our D on R(M) v Newham.

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