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Jersey Consumer Council

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Shopping Online

October 23, 2015 Consumer Skills No Comments

Top Tips when shopping online…

  1. Always check out reviews on a web based company
  2. Ask for recommendations from friends and family to ensure 
they received reliable and fair service
  3. Check the terms and conditions .. see if they are poorly written as this may indicate a site outside of the UK. You need to be aware of where the site is based as this impacts on your consumer rights.
  4. Make sure the company shows a full postal address
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Tenants’ Top Tips

October 23, 2015 Home life, Top tips Comments Off on Tenants’ Top Tips

The Tenants’ Top Tips to Renting ……

  1. Know what sort of property you are looking for; size, furnishes, with a garden, bath or shower, storage are pets important?
  2. The first big question to establish …fees – who pays for what and when.
  3. If the local tenant demand is high, it’s important to appear keen and reliable – always turn up on time for viewings and have references and reservation fees ready. You could even have your own credit report ready to show prospective landlords/letting agents that you are well organised and can afford the property.
  4. Sources of rental property..web based sources, newspapers, friends, noticeboards etc. MAKE SURE you know who is actually letting and introducing you to the property as this will impact on the fees!
  5. Find out if you move end before the end of your tenancy – liability
  6. Check out the rental property checklist below;
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Renting your Home and Condition Reports

October 23, 2015 Home life, Money Matters No Comments

Renting your Home Condition Report

Will Condition Reports help solve rental deposit disputes?

Disputes over the partial or non-return of rental deposits have consistently been amongst the most common issues of concern brought to the Citizens Advice Bureau.

It is therefore in order to ensure fairness between landlord and tenant that the introduction of the compulsory use of Condition Reports for landlords and agents who let accommodation under a residential tenancy agreement (‘tenancy agreement’) is so welcomed. But what do both parties need to do?

Details are available on the www.gov.je site at http://www.gov.je/Home/RentingBuying/HousingLaws/Pages/ConditionReports.aspx

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What are Contactless Payments?

October 21, 2015 Banking No Comments

What is Contactless?

Contactless is a function on certain debit, credit and prepaid cards that allows you to make a quick and easy payment for goods or services for an amount that is £30 or less without entering a PIN.

The embedded chip allows you to wave or place your card over a reader at the point of sale.

Where you see the contactless wave displayed (like the one on this page) and have a contactless card (debit, credit or prepaid), you can make a contactless payment where the amount is for less than £30.

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