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Martin Lewis: Are house prices, mortgage rates and rent costs about to rise or fall? Here's what happens next

Are you buying a home, remortgaging or renting, and trying to plan your next steps? MoneySavingExpert.com founder Martin Lewis explains what could change over the next year in the latest episode of ITV's The Martin Lewis Money Show Live.

29 January 2024

An ombudsman for renters to be included under new reforms that Martin Lewis says have been 'long needed' - here's what you need to know

MoneySavingExpert.com founder Martin Lewis said the change has been "long-needed" though renters won't be able to benefit from it just yet.

17 May 2023

Rent and rail fares frozen under cost of living support package announced by the Scottish Government - here's what's happening

The Scottish government has frozen rent and rail fares from today to help support people with the cost of living crisis. Here's what's happening.

20 September 2022

New reforms to protect renters confirmed – including an ombudsman for complaints and a ban on 'no fault' evictions

Renters in England can no longer be evicted for no reason under a new Bill introduced by the Government this week - though the rules are yet to take effect. The "Renters Reform Bill" will also see the introduction of an ombudsman for private tenants among other measures.

11 May 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

Rental evictions to restart in England next month - and landlords will be able to give less notice

The current ban in England on bailiff-enforced rental evictions, which was introduced at the start of the coronavirus pandemic, won't be extended further and will end on 31 May, the Government has announced.

13 May 2021

Queen's Speech 2021 round-up: student loans shake-up, increased rights for renters, leasehold reform & more

Flexible 'lifetime' student loans were among the plans revealed by the Queen today during the state reopening of Parliament. Other measures include increased rights for renters, leasehold reform and more protection for those using the internet

11 May 2021

Renter in London? A new tool lets you check if your landlord needs a licence – and you could be owed £1,000s

Tenants in London can now use a new tool to check whether their landlords need to license their homes – and some could be owed £1,000s in rent refunds if their landlord doesn't have the right documentation

17 November 2020

Ban on rental evictions in England and Wales extended till August

The ban, due to end on 25 June, has now been extended in England and Wales until 23 August

5 June 2020

Letting fees banned in England – your new rights

Landlords and letting agents in England won't be able to charge tenants letting fees from Saturday 1 June. If you're a renter, here are your new rights and what you still need to pay - plus what to do if you're charged an illegal fee

1 June 2019