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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 protect...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

Opening Hours over the Festive Period

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During the festive period we will be operating our normal hours of 08:00 - 18:00, Monday to Friday with the exception of the dates below:

  • Monday 26th December 2016 - Closed
  • Tuesday 27th December 2016 - Closed
  • Monday 2nd January 2017 - Closed

During this period you can still join my|deposits Jersey online and manage your deposit protections in your online account using the website.

Wishi...Read more

First anniversary of tenancy deposit protection

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Deposits from over 3,500 tenants have been protected during the first year of the States’ approved tenancy deposit scheme, mydeposits Jersey. Since 2 November 2015, landlords and letting agents have been legally required to protect their tenants’ deposits by placing them in the mydeposits Jersey scheme. Under the law all landlords and agents who take a deposit from their tenant on a new, renewed or varied tenancy agreement must transfer the money to mydeposits within 30 working days of re...Read more

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