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Government Minister says HomeOwners Alliance is ‘good news for homeowners and homeownership’

September 4, 2012

Newly appointed cabinet minister Grants Shapps has endorsed the HomeOwners Alliance. Mr Shapps was housing minister for 2 years, and was promoted to the cabinet yesterday as Chairman of the Conservative Party. Shortly before he left office as Housing Minister the Right Hon Grant Shapps MP endorsed the HomeOwners Alliance stating:

“We welcome the HomeOwners Alliance, giving a voice to homeowners and those wanting to buy their first home, and ensuring their interests are properly championed in the media and across government. The industry has long had dozens of groups representing their interests, and it is about time the ordinary homeowner did. It can only be good news for homeowners and homeownership”

Paula Higgins, Chief Executive of the HomeOwners Alliance said:

“It’s great that the government recognises the importance of giving a bigger voice to homeowners and their concerns. From the difficulty of buying their first home to getting a good builder, homeowners and aspiring homeowners need someone to champion their interests and to make sure they get a fair deal.  We look forward to working with the government and industry to make sure this happens”

The HomeOwners Alliance will be the first group in Britain dedicated to serving and championing Britain’s 17 million homeowners and 5 million aspiring homeowners. Its aim is restore trust in homeownership, by providing independent advice and information, and lobbying for policies and industry practices to get a better deal for homeowners.

Our website was launched in July 2012, we will launch fully in the Autumn 2012.

Notes to Editor

The HomeOwners Alliance champions the interests of Britain’s homeowners and aspiring homeowners, and provides services they can trust.

We are a membership organisation, acting as the voice of homeowners in the media, lobbying for the interests of homeowners and aspiring homeowners in government, and campaigning against bad practices in industry.

At hoa.org.uk, we provide honest online advice and guidance for the critical moments of homeownership (buying, selling, refurbishing), supported by legal and industry experts, and the delivery of reliable services. We will directly engage with government and the media by conducting independent research and publishing reports that promote and champion the interests of homeowners. Our focus groups have shown a huge appetite for such an organisation, with homeowners and prospective buyers feeling in need of someone on their side against the professionals in an industry where trust is notably lacking.


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