Home & Property
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
Hope for 'mortgage prisoners' amid lending clampdown
Mortgage holders trapped on expensive deals because lenders are stricter have been given some hope under new rules
25 October 2012
Guest Comment: Glimmer of hope for first time buyers
It is hard not to feel sorry for the current crop of beleaguered property-owning wannabes but help to get them a mortgage could be at hand
22 April 2011
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Ovo launches one-year fixed tariff – but is it worth switching to?24 March 2023Almost every household has been charged the same price for their energy over the last year under the Energy Price Cap (EPC) and the Energy Price Guarantee (EPG), with no cheaper fixed deals to switch to. That has now changed, with Ovo launching a one-year fix for existing customers that undercuts the EPG level of £2,500 a year.
BT customers 'forced into overdrafts' after duplicate payment error - here's what you need to know24 March 2023BT customers have complained that they've been forced into overdrafts after payments were wrongly taken twice this month. The telecommunications giant said it will refund any duplicate payments taken automatically.
Martin Lewis: Four urgent ways you may be due £1,000s in tax back – if you're married, had a PPI payout, wear a work uniform or even just pay tax23 March 2023If you're married or in a civil partnership, have ever had a PPI payout, wear a uniform to work or pay any income tax, you could be due £100s or even £1,000s in tax back – but you'll need to check urgently.
Bank of England increases base rate to 4.25% – what the rise means for your mortgage and savings23 March 2023The Bank of England has increased the base rate from 4% to 4.25%. This rate is used by the central bank to charge other banks and lenders when they borrow money – and so it influences what borrowers pay and what savers earn.
Martin Lewis: Is it time to ban unnecessary Christmas presents?5 December 2022Update September 2017: It’s eight years since I first braved this subject, expecting a snowstorm of protest. Instead, year after year more join in, like Julia who recently tweeted me, “@MartinSLewis, finally took your advice and told my family I can’t afford Christmas presents. What a weight off my mind. Thank you.” One year even the Archbishop of...
Martin Lewis: The one thing everyone aged over 66 needs to know29 November 2022It 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.
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