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Jersey states debate rent cap petition

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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.

Lawmakers at the Jersey States heard that 5,298 people agreed with the petition for a cap on rents set at 30 per cent of income.

Jersey rent cap petition considered for debate

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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 licence extended

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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

Could families be your ideal tenants?

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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 results

The survey suggests that landlords renting to families and young couples spend on average ...Read more

Keep your property and tenants safe

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With the weather heating up, and windows and doors being left open, opportunistic thieves are on the lookout for easy targets. As a landlord, there are various measures you can take to secure your property and protect your tenants.

Burglaries are uncommon, but most burglaries take place through doors and open windows.

So what can you do to protect your property?

Burglar alarms

It is not a legal requirement to have a burglar alarm in a property,...Read more

Taking care of your property this winter

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Winter is coming! With the temperature starting to change it is important to make sure that your property is well prepared for the coming winter months.

To stop your property succumbing to harsh winter weather take a look at our top property care tips.

 

Inspect your roof and guttering

 

Strong winter winds can have a detrimental effect on the quality and structure of your roof, such as exposing loose tiles, cladding and even causing damage resulting ...Read more

Are you keeping your tenants informed?

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Based on feedback we’ve gathered from our members we have created a series of guides for your tenants to help reduce deposit disputes caused by easily prevented problems.

You may want to pass these guides to tenants, as educating your tenants can save you both time and money and so is mutually beneficial.

Our guides cover common areas in which we often find a deposit dispute occurring at the end of a tenancy, but may not have been aware of at the start of the tenancy, or that ma...Read more

Avoid summer issues in your property

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With summer well and truly underway it is important to consider maintaining your property in order to keep it in a good condition and avoid any problems further on in the year. Many people assume that maintenance is only really necessary during winter months where leaky roofs and broken boilers pose the biggest risk. The truth is that summer months also come with their own set of problems which could cost you if left unattended.

Here are some of our best tips to avoid summer problems in...Read more

Top Property Maintenance Tips For Spring

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Now the days are getting longer and spring is officially upon us, it’s a great time to spring clean in preparation for summer.

Here’s our top tips for property maintenance for when you start your spring cleaning.

 

  • Check Your Guttering

Check for loose and leaky gutters to make sure they are ready for any spring showers. Blocked gutters can lead to leaks inside the property and this type of water damage expensive to fix.

 

mydeposits and Citizens Advice Jersey join forces

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mydeposits Jersey and Citizens Advice Jersey have teamed up to offer Jersey residents with face-to-face support and advice on tenancy deposit protection.

Since the 2 November 2015, landlords and letting agents on the island have complied with their legal obligations and safely protected the deposit money of over 4,000 tenants’ with mydeposits Jersey, the scheme authorised by the States of Jersey to administer tenancy deposit protection.

All landlords, letting agents and tenants ...Read more

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