Housing has been added to the remit of communities secretary Sajid Javid.
Javid has been secretary of state for the Department of Communities and Local Government since July 2016.
Prime minister Theresa May today re-appointed Javid to the role in today’s Cabinet reshuffle but officially added ‘housing’ to his role.
He is now secretary of state for the Department for Housing, Communities and Local Government.
The move will be welcomed by many in the property markets who feel housing has been sidelined politically.
Successive governments made housing a junior minister role, leading to a revolving door of incumbents.
Last year the Intermediary Mortgage Lenders Association criticised the turnover of housing ministers, noting there have been 14 since 2000.