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All news stories featuring 'Renting'

Renters only half as likely to switch as homeowners, says Ofgem

14 July 2014

Ofgem says there's a lack of awareness among tenants about their rights to ditch and switch energy providers

Struggling with benefit changes? Contact your council - £20m unclaimed last year

25 June 2014

More than £20m meant to help those struggling with housing costs following benefit reforms wasn't spent by councils

Payday lenders to share real-time information on borrowers

15 January 2014

Payday lenders are to use an information sharing service on consumers' borrowing habits to help improve loan decisions

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Older News Stories

11 November 2013

Rent payments on credit files 'should help tenants'

A new scheme to put rent payments on credit files will start next year, MoneySavingExpert.com understands

17 October 2013

Rogue letting agents face Government crackdown

Letting and property management agents will be forced to join a redress scheme and sign up to a tenants' charter

12 September 2013

Do you rent your home? You can switch energy supplier and save

If you live in rented accommodation and pay energy bills, you should know you can switch suppliers just like homeowners

10 September 2013

Letting agents must be upfront about fees, ad watchdog says

Letting agents have to be up-front about fees in ads for rental properties, says the Advertising Standards Authority

5 September 2013

Student rent costs soar by 8.5%

Student rent prices have soared by 8.5% in the past year, with the average price of a room now reaching £357 per month

19 July 2013

Rents freeze as more people opt to buy homes

Rents across England and Wales stayed the same between May and June as mortgages become more easily available

18 July 2013

MPs call for tougher letting rules

'Cowboy' letting agents who behave badly and charge rip-off fees must face tougher sanctions, MPs have urged

12 June 2013

Letting agency fees 'truly out of control'

Tenants are having to go without food and heating to cover 'out of control' letting agency costs, says Shelter

15 March 2013

Cost of renting a home falls slightly

Private rents in England and Wales fell for the fourth month in a row in February - but by just 0.1%

14 March 2013

Tenants 'forced to use payday loans' to beat rent hikes

Shelter says renters are resorting to payday loans and dipping into their children's savings to hang onto their homes

15 February 2013

Rents slip as more first time buyers get mortgages

Private rents dropped for the third consecutive month in January as increased mortgage availability eased pressure

14 February 2013

OFT wants crackdown on surprise letting charges

The regulator is calling for a number of changes to be made to make sure tenants and landlords aren't ripped off

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