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
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
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
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.
A final surge in signatures calling for the States to consider setting limits on rents has broken the target needed, signalling success for the campaign to debate a rent cap on the island.
The online petition attracted 5,298 signatures in the six months leading up to the closing date on 14th February, becoming the first official online petition to exceed the 5,000 target of signatures required in the region...Read more
mydeposits Jersey’s contract to administer the islands’ tenancy deposit protection scheme has been extended for another two years.
Jersey’s housing minister Sam Mézec signed a ministerial decision to extend the contract after mydeposits Jersey successfully met 100 per cent of the key performance indicators set by the government.
How does deposit protection work?
mydeposits Jersey has operated as the only authorised deposit protection scheme...Read more
Despite the perceived risk by many landlords, new research from the National Landlords Association (NLA) suggests that families could be ideal tenants.
Landlords were questioned about the time they spend on property management, business administration and the time taken to respond and deal with maintenance requests in their property.
The survey suggests that landlords renting to families and young couples spend on average ...Read more