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.
22 December 2021
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
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27 January 2022Bereaved families now face a hefty rise in probate fees as the Government has now scrapped the old two-tier system. All applicants face the same flat fee charge of £273 after changes to the scheme came into place this week (26 January).
Beware NHS Covid pass fraud - one MoneySaver was scammed out of £25,000 though he got his money back after MSE intervened27 January 2022A grandfather of two, who was tricked out of £25,000 by fraudsters purporting to offer NHS Covid passes, has got his life savings back after MoneySavingExpert.com intervened.
Ignore requests from the state trying to claw back pension overpayments after someone has died - they have no legal right to do so26 January 2022Friends or relatives can ignore requests by the Government to return overpaid state pension payments in the event of the recipient's death, as there is no legal obligation to pay the money back.
25 January 2022Martin Lewis answers this question in his new video on the energy crisis, as well as explaining what might be next for energy bills.
Barclaycard customer? Check your account and don't bin post as it's refunding MORE people, with some getting £1,20025 January 2022Keep an eye out for letters from Barclaycard, even if you weren't on a repayment plan, as it's refunding more customers for incorrect fees, with some receiving £1,200.
10 January 2022This is my sixth annual steps blog. My well-documented obsession with the 'quantified self' is showing no sign of abating. According to my tracker, I did 9,284,614 steps (nearly 400,000 more than last year) – a ridiculous, hopefully healthy obsession.
29 November 2021I was invited on to BBC Radio 2 Vine's 'What Makes Us Human' programme. The brief: "write then read out an essay on one unique element of humanity, interspersed with some autobiographical notes".
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