New Home Secretary Sajid Javid has family links to lettings industry

first_imgIt’s now clear why former  Secretary of State for Housing Sajid Javid always seemed to be so well briefed about the private rental market.The  new Home Secretary, who was last week replaced by James Brokenshire at the Department of Housing, Communities and Local Government (DHCLG), has a brother who is a director of several property firms including a letting agency.Atif Javid was a lawyer in Bristol at legal firm Burgess Salmon before establishing a lettings agency in the city called Intire, which has been running for at least ten years.Atif (pictured) is a busy entrepreneur and is also developing a national lettings portal for landlords and tenants called Landlord First and a rooting app for android phones.But Intire is the largest of his businesses and has six staff and is based in the northern Downend area of Bristol.Atif has made a small fortune from both investing in property and running his various businesses, it was claimed by the Daily Mail over the weekend.43-year-old Atif has fingers in several other property pies including a landlord software company called Landlord Hub and a property development and investment firm called SA Capital.Housing policyAtif hasn’t always agreed with his brother on Tory housing policy, and in a blog published two years ago on his Intire website, one of his staff criticised the Tories for their clamp-down on landlords and in particular the additional Stamp Duty now due on investment and second homes.Sajid Javid has five brothers all of whom have excelled in their fields of expertise including, as well as Atif, a Chief Constable (Basit), a mortgage broker (Khalid) and a supermarket chain manager called Tariq.Sajid Javid, whose father and mother arrived almost penniless in the UK from the Punjab in 1961, took over from Amber Rudd at the Home Office after she resigned from her post after admitting to having “inadvertently” misled MPs over targets for removing illegal immigrants.housing letting agent atif javid Bristol Sajid Javid dhclg May 8, 2018Nigel LewisWhat’s your opinion? Cancel replyYou must be logged in to post a comment.Please note: This is a site for professional discussion. Comments will carry your full name and company.This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.Related articles BREAKING: Evictions paperwork must now include ‘breathing space’ scheme details30th April 2021 City dwellers most satisfied with where they live30th April 2021 Hong Kong remains most expensive city to rent with London in 4th place30th April 2021 Home » News » Agencies & People » New Home Secretary Sajid Javid has family links to lettings industry previous nextAgencies & PeopleNew Home Secretary Sajid Javid has family links to lettings industryAtif Javid, a younger brother of Sajid based in Bristol, operates several property ventures including a lettings agency, it has been revealed.Nigel Lewis8th May 201803,708 Viewslast_img read more