Money Wellness

Housing

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27 Oct 2023

The government ‘needs to stump up cash to make UK homes more energy efficient’

The Better Homes Alliance is calling on the government to do more to improve the energy efficiency of UK homes and cut people's bills.

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Housing

25 Oct 2023

Cost-of-living crisis drives up demand for alternative rental deposits

As more tenants look for alternatives to the traditional five-weeks' deposit on rental properties, we weigh up the available options.

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Housing

23 Oct 2023

Mortgage guarantee scheme set to be extended for another year

The government is set to extend the mortgage guarantee scheme into next year to help struggling homeowners. Find out what support is available if you're struggling to keep up with soaring repayments

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Housing

17 Oct 2023

Social housing complaints soar

A report from the Housing Ombudsman has revealed a massive spike in complaints from residents last year.

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Housing

11 Oct 2023

Thousands of affordable rental homes to be built across the country

6,000 affordable rental homes are to be built across the country. Find out where and how to get details

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Housing

11 Oct 2023

Social housing tenants urged to report failing landlords

Make Things Right campaign puts pressure on social housing landlords to make sure their properties are safe for tenants. Find out what to do if your home isn't up to standard

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Housing

11 Oct 2023

Brits ‘could be storing up problems with longer mortgages and higher credit card use’

The Bank of England has warned that people could end up in problem debt by opting for longer mortgages and relying too much on credit cards.

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Housing

05 Oct 2023

Misery for tenants as rents hit record highs

The cost of renting has risen again. Why is it so expensive and will rents fall anytime soon?

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Housing

29 Sep 2023

Homeowners raid savings and pensions to keep on top of mortgage payments

with interest rates remaining high, households have cut back in several areas to make their mortgages more affordable. What support is available for you?

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Housing

28 Sep 2023

Seven million households struggling to keep up with rent or mortgage

Seven million UK households are struggling to keep up with rising rent and mortgage payments.