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
New law to protect tenants against unfair charges
A landlord or agent will only be able to recover reasonable incurred costs under the new rules
6 September 2018
A new law is set to close tax-free loophole on Airbnb lets
A new law is set to stop Airbnb hosts earning up to £7,500 tax-free when letting out their home
6 July 2018
16 June 2021
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Martin Lewis urges EVERYONE with a mortgage to check urgently if they can switch and save £1,000s, as rates drop below 1%16 June 2021New mortgage deals are at their LOWEST EVER rates, with two-year fixes down to 0.95% and five-year fixes at 1.17% (though in some cases they load the cost in the form of hefty fees). That means huge savings are possible for some.
Tesco Bank trials new debit card that gives you extra Clubcard points during the first three months - and budgeting help16 June 2021Tesco Bank has quietly launched a prepaid debit card called 'Clubcard Pay', which it's currently trialling.
15 June 2021Thousands of Triodos savers will be asked to switch to managing accounts online-only going forward. The so-called "ethical" financial provider is rolling out the move over the next few years, although vulnerable customers and those who can't access services digitally should get in touch as exemptions will be considered on a case-by-case basis.
15 June 2021If you're worried about work during the coronavirus crisis, this guide looks at your rights if you're self employed, including what help's there for limited company directors.
15 June 2021The Prime Minister has unveiled sweeping restrictions on public movement to tackle the spread of coronavirus. This has had a huge impact on daily life, affecting everything from weddings and train travel to music events and sport. To help, we're working flat out to answer your questions on these topics and more
Martin Lewis: Why you shouldn't worry too much about your credit score – it’s not actually a real thing14 June 2021When it comes to finances, numbers are key – whether it's what you earn, your credit card balance or the interest rate on your mortgage, small changes can add up to a big difference. Yet there's one number you shouldn't pay too much attention to – your credit score.
18 May 2021If you started university between 1998 and 2012, or since then in Scotland and Northern Ireland, you'll have a Plan 1 student loan. While much is written about whether those with savings should overpay the current English Plan 2 student loans, there's little out there about Plan 1. I wanted to change that, so here's a video explaining how to decide...
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