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New Housing Minister

August 19th 2016
By: Mary.Wilkins
New Housing Minister

British politics is still hot news as the country watches and waits to see what happens next.  Theresa May has formed her new government and has appointed Gavin Lewis (MP for Croydon Central) to become the new Housing Minister. 

In a recent interview he said that “every MP will tell you that housing is one of the most common issues they deal with in their surgeries. Too many people are having to live in overcrowded or even unsafe conditions. Too many people don't have a permanent place to call home. Too many people are having to pay too much of their monthly earnings on their housing costs. And – as the Prime Minister said in her moving speech outside Downing Street - too many people who want the independence of owning their own home currently can't afford to do so.

I look forward to working with councils, housing associations, developers, investors and local communities to make sure we build we need with the mix of tenures that people want and that those homes should be great places to live.”

As estate agents, our business is obviously dealing with existing homes, new builds, shared ownership and help to buy properties, and we are keen to see what happens next.  There needs to be an increase in the number of homes that are built in order that people can have an affordable place to live.  We have a number of developments in progress at the moment and are always looking to become involved with more housing associations, developers and builders. If you are interested in discussing any of these areas further, please give us a call on 020 8652 2929.