Home & Property
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
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22 February 2024A penalty paid by first-time buyers accessing savings in Lifetime ISAs (LISAs) when buying homes above the scheme's £450,000 property price limit could be scrapped by the Chancellor in his Spring Budget, it's been reported.
22 February 2024Cosmetics retailer The Body Shop has fallen into administration, with almost half of its 198 stores closing – including seven on Tuesday 27 February – and hundreds of workers facing redundancy. Below we round up all you need to know.
Exclusive: Almost one million people in England overpaid for NHS prescriptions in 2022/23 – are you one of them? Here's how to cut your costs20 February 2024If you get more than one prescription a month on average, you could save with a prescriptions 'season ticket' – here's how.
Council tax set to rise for millions in April with most facing 5% hikes – here's what you need to know20 February 2024Council tax bills will rise for millions of people from 1 April, with most local authorities in England preparing increases of 5% – adding around £100 to a typical band D bill. In Wales, most councils are planning rises of between around 5% to 10%.
20 February 2024Energy standing charges, which make up around £300 of most people's yearly bills, are to be reviewed by Ofgem.
3 January 2024It is a national tragedy that getting on for a million pensioners, many of whom have been paying into the system for years, are missing out on a critical boost to their income. It's called pension credit, and this year it also means you get an extra £650 to help with energy bills.
23 January 2024
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12 December 2023If you’re shopping online for gifts, the deadline for ordering to get ’em in time for Christmas may be sooner than you think. Get it wrong and instead of presents under the tree, they could be held hostage at a courier firm’s out-of-town depot… To help avoid this, retailers now give their own final cut-off dates for orders you want...
7 December 2023
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