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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Freeholder rights of access to leaseholder’s premises to carry out works

Oxford City Council v Dr Piechnik, County Court at Oxford, 31 July 2019 (Unreported elsewhere, we’ve seen the judgment.) Oxford CC is the freehold owner of a 15 storey block of flats. Some 16 of 85 flats are now held by long leaseholders on right to buy leases. Oxford had a scheme of major works […]

Property Guardians, commercial buildings and rates – appeal and grey areas

Ludgate House Ltd v Ricketts (VO) & Anor (RATING – HEREDITAMENT) (2019) UKUT 278 (LC) This was the appeal of the Valuation Tribunal’s decision that we reported here. And, while the Upper Tribunal overturns the VT’s decision, it does so in ways that may be significant for property guardian forms and indeed property guardians. While […]

Job Ad – Holloway

Burke Niazi Solicitors is seeking to recruit a newly qualified – 2 years PQE solicitor to join their Housing department (listed in the Legal 500) at the North London office in Holloway (N7). Salary according to experience. Apply with covering letter and CV to Closing date –  31st October 2019. No agencies. Website –

Harassment and hot water for leaseholders

Grateful thanks to September 2019 edition of Legal Action – Housing: recent developments for this one. Whale and others v Maunder Taylor and Northwood Hall RTM Company Ltd, County Court at Central London, May 2019 Mr Maunder Taylor was an FTT-appointed manager of a block of flats. Following his appointment, he decided to go ahead with a […]

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