A leading agency chief says the frequent churn of housing ministers means there is only one answer if our industry wants to have a serious voice - appoint a Tsar.
As Kit Malthouse begins his second full day in office as the 17th housing minister in the past 20 years, Belvoir chief executive Dorian Gonsalves says: “As housing ministers have historically only remained in post for a matter of months, the necessity for increased market stability, with increased incentives for landlords to remain in the market, and protection for the millions of tenants who desperately need good quality homes, being more important than ever before.
“Belvoir believes that the urgent appointment of a housing tsar, would be an effective way to improve market stability. A housing tsar would be able to work with industry experts and politicians from all parties, and then make recommendations to the new housing minister. This would not only help to alleviate pressure on the private rental sector, but would also benefit the entire housing industry.”