The appointment of a new Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government has been announced this morning.
MP for Old Bexley & Sidcup, James Brokenshire will take on the role following his predecessor, Sajid Javid, replacing Amber Rudd as Home Secretary. Her resignation was announced last night (29/04/18).
Commenting on the appointment was Chief Executive of NAEA Propertymark Mark Hayward and David Cox, Chief Executive of ARLA Propertymark. They stated: “We welcome James Brokenshire into his new role as Housing Secretary, following Sajid Javid’s move to Home Secretary. Over the last 12 months, housing has been high on the political agenda, with Sajid Javid and his team working closely with the industry to make qualifications for property professionals compulsory, and ultimately make the process of buying, selling, renting or leasing a property better for consumers. We look forward to meeting the new Minister and working with him and his team over the coming months and hope the Department’s position and policy focus stays on track.”