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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Beware paying for a day of EU mobile roaming but only getting a minute - MSE warns of sharp practices as post-Brexit protections end8 August 2022MoneySavingExpert.com has today published a new report containing worrying findings on EU roaming. It comes as post-Brexit roaming protections have now ended and most major networks have reintroduced roaming fees in the EU, ultimately leaving mobile users with weaker rights and many with higher costs.
5 August 2022The Bank of England has increased the base rate to 1.75% from 1.25% - the biggest single rise in 27 years. This rate is used by the central bank to charge other banks and lenders when they borrow money – and influences what borrowers pay and savers earn.
4 August 2022The price cap on how much energy suppliers can charge households will now change every three months from October, instead of every six months, regulator Ofgem has confirmed. Due to the current high wholesale energy costs, it means we're likely to see price rises TWICE this winter.
Coventry Building Society customers hit by payment delays after online services go down – here's what you need to know4 August 2022Coventry Building Society customers have been unable to make payments, transfer cash or withdraw from their current and savings accounts online after "an internal technical issue" meant some of its services went down for almost two days.
Mortgage holder alert as new figures reveal 370,000 are overpaying – can you save £1,000s/yr? Here's how to check3 August 2022Hundreds of thousands of homeowners are overpaying on their mortgage because they're languishing on their lender's standard variable rate, new data from the financial regulator has revealed. Yet savings of £1,000s a year may be available if homeowners remortgage to more competitive deals – something they may want to consider sooner rather than later with further interest rate rises expected.
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