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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A brace of service charge Tribunal cases to write up, but frankly too lazy/sleepy this weekend…. They will get done eventually.

1/6 Fire-risk bills of £100,000 per flat - much bigger than government policy has factored in - are landing on doormats as ministers plan loans for leaseholders #EndOurCladdingScandal

Detainees at Home Office refugee camps are being threatened their asylum claims will be harmed if they “misbehave”. They have been told by staff that their asylum claims will be jeopardised if they speak out about the conditions or go on hunger strike.

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