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
No-fault evictions set to be banned in England
Renters in England would no longer face evictions at short notice without good reason under new plans outlined by the Government
15 April 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
Letting fees to be banned from June
Landlords and letting agents in England are set to be banned from charging tenants letting fees from 1 June
17 January 2019
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Struggling with energy bills but don't get the £150 council tax help? Check our council-by-council list to see if you're due further support28 June 2022If you weren't eligible for the £150 council tax rebate to help with the cost of living but are struggling to pay your energy bills, you may be entitled to a one-off cash payment. We've trawled the websites of every UK council to see which ones have released their eligibility criteria for the money, and so check below.
27 June 2022New subscribers to Now should watch out for its £5 a month Boost package being added automatically when they take out the streaming service. Here's what to look for and how to unsubscribe.
24 June 2022Free lateral flow tests in Wales will continue to be available for people showing Covid symptoms up until 30 July.
24 June 2022Private car park operators in England, Scotland and Wales will no longer be able to set fines above £50 in the majority of circumstances, under new rules set out by the Government.
You've got 100 days to use paper £20 and £50 notes before they become unusable - so check your pockets and down the back of sofas now23 June 2022Time is running out to check down the back of your sofa for any soon-to-be-discontinued paper £20 and £50 notes. There are only 100 days left before they become invalid but the latest figures from the Bank of England show there are almost £15 billion-worth of notes still around.
17 June 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.
26 May 2022With the announcement of the Government's energy cost of living plans due out at lunchtime. I thought I'd speedily bash out a note down of what (from memory) I'd asked the Chancellor for when we spoke on Monday - and the other general suggestions I've been making.
24 May 2022Press the rewind button and go way back to April 2015... Possibly on the telly in the corner of your living room, I was on-air at the time urging savers as usual to use their new tax-free cash ISA allowance – because 'money was nicer in an ISA'. But things changed in 2016.
6 May 2022I set up MoneySavingExpert.com nearly 20 years ago – when arguably the modern web was still in its infancy. With an abundance of self-belief (something I had too much of then, as I realise now) I decided not to read any books, or follow prevailing wisdom on how a site should operate – and just do it my way.
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