NAEA Propertymark and ARLA Propertymark welcome the appointment of Robert Jenrick as Secretary of State for Housing

Mark Hayward, Chief Executive, NAEA Propertymark and David Cox, Chief Executive, ARLA Propertymark welcome Robert Jenrick’s appointment as Secretary of State for Housing: “We welcome Robert Jenrick into his new role as Secretary of State for Housing. Over the last 12 months, housing has been high on the political agenda, with James Brokenshire and his team working closely with the industry to regulate the market and helping to release those stuck in a leasehold life sentence. We look forward to meeting the new Secretary of State and his team over the coming months and hope the Department’s position and policy focus stays on track.

“The previous Government made great strides in trying to fix the broken housing market and last week’s announcement to regulate the industry was a significant moment and a huge leap forward in stamping out bad practice. We have long called for Government intervention to ensure everyone in the industry is licensed, adheres to a strict code of practice and holds at least a Level 3 qualification (equivalent to A-level). We look forward to working with the new Government to ensure the work on this continues.”