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Monday, July 21, 2014

Who is the new housing minister?

Anybody in a pub quiz would be forgiven for not knowing who the current Housing minister is.

This is because there have now been 4 housing minister in 3 years under the current coalition government.  This actually makes a phenomenal 15 in 17 years meaning that a Minister can expect to stay in post for no more than a year.

Brandon Lewis takes over from Kris Hopkins who was Minister for just 10 months.  Brandon Lewis will be responsible for housing and planning and reports indicate that he has the advantage of being a landlord himself hopefully giving him some useful insights on what it's like.

Property Hawks advice to Brandon is not to get too comfortable and it's probably not worth getting his decorating gear out to redecorate the office.  Ironically, the average Housing Minister is in post less time than the average tenant stays in their rental property which has now reached a record 20 months in length.  Surely, this is not a good basis for long-term housing policy?

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