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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Oh, for pity's sake

Vera Baird says she was wrong to say that judges are liberal wusses. Attorney General says ‘ok that’s all right then and some sentences are too lenient’. Who knew the bench would snap back? Meanwhile, the prisons will be as full as a commuter train in 12 weeks time. After a fortnight of intense political […]

Tolerated Trespassers – the aftermath

[Edit. As it turned out, this was part 1 of a continuing series. See the bottom of the post] Little of this is likely to come as a surprise to anyone involved in housing law, but the after effects of Harlow DC v Hall [2006] EWCA Civ 156 rumble on. It is worth examining not […]

Sally Field

Nick Holmes at Binary Law has blogged me. Blimey. “Looks like it could be a good one “. No pressure then. I’m surprised, but then again, I suppose that there aren’t so many UK legal blogs to enable a new one to be overlooked. I’m going to save more considered comments on lawyer’s blogs for […]

EU Citizen and Homeless?

There was briefly a loophole. If, somehow, an EU citizen in England was on Income Support and became homeless, there was a way they could be eligible for housing assistance from local authorities under the Homelessness (England) Regulations 2000, because they were subject to immigration control as non-workseekers, oddly enough. I was looking after a […]

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