Nick Leeming, Chairman of Jackson-Stops, comments:
“Homeowners, housebuilders and those hopefuls among us will be left feeling disheartened and frustrated once again today as the fourth housing minister in two years takes up the position. It felt like slowly but surely Dominic Raab was starting to make a difference but less than seven months later we are once again left with a housing minister with very little housing experience.
“Quite frankly, with Brexit now less than a year away, it appears that Government is letting its focus on the UK property market fall by the wayside. The combination of further economic uncertainty, the constant chopping and changing of housing ministers, punitive stamp duty charges and high moving costs is proving a major barrier to home ownership and something needs to change if we are to see the situation improve any time soon.”