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Age discrimination and residential premises

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The Discrimination (Jersey) Law 2013 protects people from discrimination on various grounds, including age. The Discrimination Law covers the buying and renting “disposal” of property.

At present, the Law does not include age discrimination in relation to the disposal or management of premises, under Article 24 of the Law.

This means, as the Law currently stands, a prospective or existing tenant of residential property can be discriminated ...Read more

Tips for letting agents working with non-resident landlords

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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

Tenants urged to speak up about unsafe living conditions

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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

Jersey government urged to rethink proposed licensing laws

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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

Landlord licensing moves closer for Jersey

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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

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