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Ring to raise basic doorbell subscription prices by 43% – but we've a trick to beat the hikes

If you've got a Ring doorbell 'Protect Basic' plan, you'll see the cost of your subscription rise by 43% from Monday 11 March – whether you pay monthly or annually.

9 February 2024

Hive to remotely switch off certain cameras and smart devices by 2025 including three this year – here are your rights

Smart home tech provider Hive is to switch off a number of smart devices, security devices and leak sensors, leaving you unable to use them. Five products have already been discontinued, with three more set to be switched off by 2025.

1 September 2023

Hive to axe cameras and other smart devices by 2025 - your rights explained

Smart home company Hive will axe its security cameras over the next three years. Products will stop working These products will lose their functionality by August 2025. The news has angered many customers – here’s what’s happening.

18 July 2022

Ground rent ban on new leases takes effect – what you need to know

Homebuyers who purchase a new leasehold property will no longer have to pay ground rent from today, as long-awaited legislation kicks in. The move could result in savings of £100s a year for homeowners – though new and existing leaseholders still need to beware the dangers of a short lease, as we explain below.

30 June 2022

Taylor Wimpey leaseholders freed from doubling ground rent clauses – what it means for you

Affected leaseholders’ ground rents will now remain at the amount charged when they first bought their home. Doubling ground rent clauses will also be left out of any future Taylor Wimpey leases.

18 March 2022

Owners of 500,000 Hotpoint, Indesit etc dryers urged to unplug to avoid fire risk – check yours now

The Government plans to order Whirlpool to recall an estimated 500,000 unmodified tumble dryers due to concerns they pose a fire risk - here's what to do if you're affected

12 June 2019

New housing complaints service to help tenants and homeowners escalate their disputes

A new single complaints service for renters and homeowners in England is to be launched, in a step forward for MoneySavingExpert's campaign for reform - but there's still more to be done

24 January 2019

Online estate agent Emoov goes into administration

Online estate agent Emoov is set to go into administration, sparking fears customers could be left out of pocket

4 December 2018

Revealed: GPs charging domestic violence survivors £100+ to sign legal aid forms

People who've suffered domestic violence can be charged more than £100 by their GP for supporting legal aid applications

25 November 2016

'I've got something unpleasant to tell you'

Protect yourself and loved ones from the 3Ds - Death, Divorce & Dementia

14 October 2016