Tenants

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

Housing costs push up Jersey cost of living

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The cost of running a home is pushing up inflation in Jersey, according to the latest official data.

The 3.6 per cent  increase in the cost of living on the Channel Island is almost double the UK rate of 1.9 per cent over the past 12 months.

The latest Retail Price Index (RPI) for the year to the end of March showed an early indicator measuring that the official...Read more

Everyone’s happy with housing despite objections over costs

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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

New rented dwellings legislation a step closer

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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

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