Renting

The sensible tenant's complete guide to renting

From timing your move to picking a landlord or agent, Moneywise takes the legwork out of finding your dream rental.

'No-fault' evictions to be banned in shake up of housing rental sector

Monday, 15 April 2019 | News

Landlords will no longer be able to evict tenants at short notice without good reason under new proposals from the government.

Homeowner Q&A: should I pay for a packing service when moving home?

Wednesday, 27 March 2019 | Question and Answer

Choosing the right removals firm is no different to any purchase. It starts with some research and comparing the costs and service offered.

Five steps to make sure moving in together isn't a financial mess

Friday, 22 March 2019 | Blog | By Hayley Millhouse

Whatever your age or personal situation, moving in with your partner is a big deal.

More tenants renting into midlife as stringent mortgage affordability spreads to older households

Tuesday, 05 February 2019 | News

Tenants aged 35 to 49 are now the largest age group renting privately, according to new research from estate agent Knight Frank.

Rise of the landlord-in-law: 2.5 million young people return home - with a partner in tow

Wednesday, 12 December 2018 | News

Almost 2.5 million children have returned to live in their parents’ home with their partner in tow, new research reveals.

Rogue landlords let off the hook after councils fail to prosecute

Thursday, 29 November 2018 | News

Most local authorities are failing to prosecute rogue landlords, despite being handed new powers to do so, new figures suggest. 

First ever 'pet think tank' launches to help cat and dog owners looking to rent

Tuesday, 27 November 2018 | News

It can be extremely frustrating for pet owners who rent to find a suitable property, but help may be at hand.

Landlords urged to let tenants have cats as owners who move into rented properties are forced to give up their pets

Wednesday, 14 November 2018 | News

Cats Protection is calling on landlords to give their tenants the opportunity to share their rented accommodation with a cat.

Swift justice for landlords and tenants? Government unveils proposals for dedicated housing court

Tuesday, 13 November 2018 | News

Landlords and tenants could receive faster and more effective justice in the event of property disputes under proposals unveiled by the Ministry for Housing, Communities and Local Government (MHCLG) today.

Labour plans to double council tax on holiday homes

Monday, 24 September 2018 | News

Owners of holiday homes could face a new £560 million tax bill under new proposals set out by Labour.