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Calling Cohabitees

April 7, 2016 Consumer Skills No Comments

Calling Cohabitees

#freelunchtimeseminar

Our next seminar is going to be rather interesting..do you cohabit? Are you considering cohabiting? Perhaps it is worth knowing how you stand legally and what the rights and wrongs are of cohabiting?

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Tenancy Deposit Protection

November 12, 2015 Home life No Comments

Tenancy Deposit Protection

From the 2nd November 2015, new legislation will require landlords and letting agents in Jersey to lodge their tenant’s deposits with mydeposits Jersey, a new tenancy deposit protection scheme authorised by the States of Jersey.

The legislation has been introduced to help raise standards in the rental sector by reducing the number of deposit issues between landlords and tenants and providing tenants with better protection from having their deposit unfairly withheld. Tenancy deposit protection has been a huge success in England & Wales for over eight years and deposit related issues are now minimal.

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Rents Matter

November 9, 2015 Consumer Council Reports, Reports & Publications No Comments
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Rents Matter

Executive Summary

Our research indicates that all parties in the rental process in Jersey experience a lack of transparency; a lack of rental property stock, high costs and perceived poor quality of rental homes.

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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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