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Mortgages

Ban on rental evictions extended until end of May

A ban on bailiff-enforced rental evictions in England, which was introduced at the start of the coronavirus pandemic, has been extended again until 31 May 2021

10 March 2021

Habito to launch 'lifetime' fixed-rate mortgage that lets you lock in for up to 40 years - here's how it stacks up

Homebuyers and movers in England and Wales will soon be able to fix their mortgage rate 'for life'

10 March 2021

Chancellor commits to looking for 'workable solutions' to help mortgage prisoners - and praises MSE's campaign

The Chancellor Rishi Sunak has told MoneySavingExpert.com founder Martin Lewis that the Government will keep looking for solutions to help mortgage prisoners, after Martin tackled him on the issue

5 March 2021

Homebuyers' transaction tax holiday extended in Wales but not in Scotland

Homebuyers in Wales will continue to pay no transaction tax on properties up to £250,000 until 30 June - but the rates in Scotland will return to their usual level from 1 April.

4 March 2021

Budget 2021: Stamp duty holiday extended in England and Northern Ireland

The current stamp duty holiday in England and Northern Ireland has been extended until the end of June, and some relief will continue until the end of September, the Chancellor announced in the Budget today

3 March 2021

Millions of leaseholders to get new rights which could save £10,000s

Millions of homeowners in England will be given a new right to extend their lease by up to 990 years and not have to pay any ground rent, while extending a lease or buying a freehold will also become cheaper for many, under sweeping new Government reforms

7 January 2021

Martin Lewis urges MPs to free mortgage prisoners, warning coronavirus is set to trap even more households

Martin Lewis has called on the Government to act to help "mortgage prisoners" as he gave evidence to the Treasury Committee about the financial impact of the coronavirus pandemic, warning that more households could become trapped as a result of the crisis

10 December 2020

First mortgage prisoners FREED under new affordability rules after MSE campaign

One of the first homeowners to be released has told us he's saving almost £500/month as a result

24 November 2020

Only the Government can release the 250,000 mortgage prisoners it's failed - and coronavirus is a tipping point, so not acting now could devastate lives

A landmark report commissioned by MoneySavingExpert.com has put forward eight practical policy solutions to free 'mortgage prisoners', which the Government has committed to reviewing

10 November 2020

Accord launches low-deposit mortgage for homebuyers – but it's not around for long

Accord has launched a short-lived 10% deposit mortgage deal. But is it any good?

4 November 2020