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
A couple of bits to be filled out later on. Item 1. Shelter and Tessa Buchanan of Garden Court acted for a disabled applicant tenant, Stephen Tyler, in a 'No DSS' discrimination claim against letting agents Paul Carr. The claim went to full trial...
We have got used to new regulations being laid late on a Friday afternoon, which might explain why I'd missed these, as they were cunningly sneaked out on a Tuesday. The Assured Tenancies and Agricultural Occupancies (Forms) (England) (Amendment)...
Key Resources and information
Section 21 Notice validity flowchart – downloadable 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 FAQ – An 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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