At this time of year, Citizens Advice Jersey usually sees an increase in the number of enquiries from tenants about housing conditions. For some, the decrease in temperature brings damp and mould.
Date of Issue: 23 July 2020
Following a competitive tender process launched in February this year, mydeposits has been reappointed as the Government approved scheme administrator for Jersey’s tenancy deposit scheme.
mydeposits Jersey was first appointed by the Government of Jersey when the tena...Read more
In our latest guest blog, Laura Quenault, Service Manager at Citizens Advice Jersey, talks us through new housing legislation created to protect those affected by the COVID-19 pandemic....Read more
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
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
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
A report on ‘The Future Housing Needs’ conducted by Statistics Jersey reveals that the Jersey housing market is facing a crunch time over the next three years as the number of homes needed is expected to fall short by 2,750 properties.
The need for more homes has pushed up rents and meanwhile house prices are now close to beyond the ...Read more
A new law designed to establish basic standards for rental housing in Jersey has moved another step towards becoming a reality. Environment Minister John Young has lodged proposals for an appointed-day act to be passed. The act will be brought before the States on 11 September and will come into effect on 1 October if approved.
The legislation, the principles of which were passed unanimously by the States last year, will set new minimum standards for property let out to tenants on the...Read more