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Housing

26 Feb 2024

Plans unveiled for a 99% mortgage

Under a new scheme being proposed by the government, first time buyers would only need to put down a 1% deposit. Find out if this could help get you on the housing ladder.

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Housing

21 Feb 2024

Rents fall for third month in a row

Rental prices in the UK have dropped for the third month in a row but they're se to rise again over the coming months. Find out what help's available if you're struggling to cover your rent.

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Housing

01 Feb 2024

Bank of England keeps interest rates at 5.25%

As the Bank of England keeps interest rates at a 16-year record high, find out what to do if you're worried about rising housing costs.

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Housing

30 Jan 2024

Allocation of social housing to be made fairer

Find out how new social housing reforms could make it easier for you to find a home locally

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Housing

19 Jan 2024

Tenants must be protected from catastrophic health effects of poor housing – how to complain about your landlord

As a committee of MPs urges the government to take action on poor-quality rental housing, we outline the steps you should take if you have a complaint about your landlord.

A worried woman sits at the kitchen  table and goes through her finances.
Housing

16 Jan 2024

59% of landlords have seen an increase in late payments – tips on what to do if you’re struggling to cover your rent

With landlords reporting an increase in late rent payments, we offer advice on what to do if you're struggling to cover your housing costs.

Social housing flats
Housing

10 Jan 2024

‘Quietest social rent increase in history’ slammed by resident group

An update to the Regulator of Social Housing’s website reveals social housing providers in England will be able to hike rents by up to 7.7% from April. The lack of publicity surrounding the move has led to accusations the government is hoping the change will go under the radar as the country prepares to go to the polls.

Image of a river that's flooded its bank and is up to the first storey window of a house
Housing

10 Jan 2024

£500 cash available for households affected by Storm Henk

Flood-hit households can now apply for thousands of pounds from the government to help them recover after the New Year storms

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Housing

10 Jan 2024

Renters to get greater protection in Manchester

Manchester has become the first city to introduce a Good Landlord Charter designed to protect renters from rogue landlords

A social housing tenant with her head in her heads in front of a mouldy wall
Housing

09 Jan 2024

Plans to clampdown on rogue social landlords

The government has unveiled plans to force social landlords to deal with dangerous hazards quickly, following the death of two-year-old Awaab from Rochdale who lost his life as a result of a respiratory condition caused by extensive mould in his home.