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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A couple of housing law jobs, both in London.   CAMBRIDGE HOUSE LAW CENTRE is seeking an experienced HOUSING SOLICITOR Salary £33 - £40,000.00 depending upon experience 30 days annual leave plus pension contribution. To join an experienced,...

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Legal Aid Merits Test

With thanks to James Stark at Garden Court North for alerting me to this. From Monday (27.7.15) there is an important amendment to the Legal Aid merits test in S.I. 2015/1571. In short, "borderline" and "poor" cases are back in scope if it is...

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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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Concerning analysis by the Law Society which shows 79% of LAs now have no publicly funded legal advice for vulnerable people on community care issues - that’s over 37 million people who live in an LA area without a single community care legal aid firm.

Incoming blog search: “how can i dismiss civil court proceedings”

Well, I am guessing you aren’t a judge. So you can’t.

If you are a judge, I’m fairly sure that was in the training package.

Here’s a link to the final version of the Court of Appeal’s judgment in the Bromley boroughwide appeal -
A great result for Gypsies and Travellers and their right to respect for their traditional way of life! @APPGGTR @LondonGypsyTrav @gardencourtlaw

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