Proposals are currently being considered to introduce a new policy that will make it a requirement for landlords to sign up to an official register with an annual fee of £200. Landlords on the register will also have their properties in...Read more
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A high proportion of landlords in Jersey live abroad. These property owners who rent out their property in Jersey while living overseas are considered to be ‘non-resident landlords’. It can be quite challenging for agents to work with internationally-based landlords, and similarly, it can be difficult for these landlords to manage their properties while living in another country.
As many non-resident landlords are...Read more
Landlords are facing delays in finding out whether they owe tax or should expect a refund due to Revenue Jersey switching taxpayer records to a new computer system.
The tax office has a backlog of returns dating back several months, according to a spokesman.
Revenue Jersey is currently pr...Read more
Rogue landlords who rent out dirty or unsafe homes have been put under notice by the Jersey Government.
In response to claims about disgusting living conditions made by a tenant who must leave his damp and mould ridden flat because his landlord has been declared bankrupt, the States has made a plea for tenants putting up with
Following the recent consultation on a proposed new licensing system for rented accommodation in Jersey, the head of Jersey’s landlord trade body has warned that the new ‘red tape’ could lead to a possible homes shortage as investors quit the buy to let market. He reported that up to 15 private landlords on the Island had already contacted him expressing this view.
Tenants and landlords in Jersey were asked to gi...Read more
A register of landlords has moved a step closer with plans for a mandatory licensing scheme across Jersey.
The States argues the register will reveal the location of every private rented home on the island for the first time.
Mapping the extent of buy to let would enable ministers to set minimum housing standards and to root out rogue landlords flouting the rules, cl...Read more
The cost of running a home is pushing up inflation in Jersey, according to the latest official data.
The 3.6 per cent increase in the cost of living on the Channel Island is almost double the UK rate of 1.9 per cent over the past 12 months.
The latest Retail Price Index (RPI) for the year to the end of March showed an early indicator measuring that the official...Read more
Jersey tenants and homeowners are happy with their housing despite grumbles over the cost of renting or buying a home on the Channel Island.
A recent petition protest garnered 5,298 signatures calling for rent controls - the biggest response ever to an online petition run by the States.
And many voters have complained about rising house prices that are beyond the rea...Read more
More than five per cent of the population of Jersey has signed an online petition protesting about unfair rents. This is the biggest response to any e-petition on the island.
Jersey politicians are looking at new laws to stop wealthy foreigners from buying homes to rent on the Channel Island.
Chief Minister Senator John Le Fondre revealed a policy change is on the way during a recent debate in The States.
“In terms of what I will call external buy-to-lets, I don’t know if the Council of Ministers is unanimous but I am pretty certain a...Read more