The Association relies on membership subscriptions to fund the important work it carries out for the industry as a whole and your support is much appreciated.
The Jersey Landlords Association is here to offer help and assistance to members and has already proved its worth in real terms, on many occasions. It continues to move forward with ideas to assist the industry and your support will help it to maintain an invaluable presence on your behalf.
The Association’s aim is to collate and discuss the views of both proprietors and residents of privately rented accommodation, in order to achieve a consensus that, when required, can be presented to Ministers in a unified and orderly way. You should NOT miss the chance to have your voice heard effectively. There is strength in numbers; so a strong membership is imperative to be effective on your behalf.
Robert Weston; President
Local hotelier and property investor in Jersey for over 50 years. Was a founder member of this Association in 1998. Family man (with very patient and supportive wife – Jenny) and three children (two lawyers and an accountant) plus a dog! Keen to establish, politically, that landlords have rights as well as obligations and that tenants have obligations as well as rights.
Marion Buchanan; Chairman
Marion has served on the Committee since 2016 and became Chairman in March 2018. Marion commenced her working life as Secretary/PA to a property developer, has run a personnel recruitment business of which she was co-owner and for the past 26 years has worked in the financial services industry, holding managerial positions in sales and clerical roles. She is married with two grown-up children and a grandson. She and her husband own a small lodging house.
Robert le Brocq; Deputy Chairman
Robert has a background in construction and was also an Insurance assessor for over 7 years. Robert and his wife bought a guest house over 10 years ago and have since bought and sold property carrying out conversions. Robert has been a Constable and a Centenier for many years and sits on various committees at the Parish of St Helier. When he isn’t working Robert enjoys his garden.
Sharon Campbell; Treasurer
Sharon’s career to date has been interesting and varied, including being a News Presenter for Channel Television and GMTV and holding managerial roles in media sales and finance. A professional singer since the 1980s in London and overseas, Sharon founded the local band, Optimistic Voices, the well-known trio who specialise in songs from the 20’s to the 50’s. She is also a vocal and singing coach operating from her town studio in Cheapside.
Sharon became the former Jersey Lodging House Association’s first private landlord member after she invited BBC Jersey to step into her home the day a tenant absconded in 2014. The Association then opened its membership to all private landlords and became the Jersey Landlords Association in 2015. Sharon was the JLA’s Hon Secretary from 2015 to 2017 and became Hon Treasurer in 2017.
Steve Beddoe; Honorary Secretary
Born and raised on Jersey, after studying Hotel Management at Highlands College Jersey, Steve spent the following 10 years in the USA working in a variety of leading restaurants and hotels from Aspen-Colorado, Los Angeles-California and Maui Hawaii. On his return to Jersey in 1990 he operated The Colesberg Hotel and oversaw the transition from a simple 1 sun family hotel to one of the first boutique style town house hotels in Jersey.
In 2003 the hotel came out of the industry and the property transitioned into lodging accommodation which Steve has subsequently managed along with another lodging house. In addition to his own portfolio he has also managed a large portfolio of lodging houses on behalf of a UK investor.
More recently he was the clubhouse manager for La Moye Golf Club.
Married to Joanne they have one son, Joseph and two dogs, Daisy and Tango.
Steve was a member of the Jersey Hospitality Association Management Committee from 1999-2008 and is presently the Honorary Secretary of the Jersey Lodging House Association.
A lodging house owner since 2001, Manual has been a voice at Committee meetings for around 10 years. He is good at opinions and a great problem solver!
Noel Le Fondre
Noel has served on the Committee since 2000. Educated at De La Salle College, he then learned a trade in the marine electrical business. At 21 he moved to Florida and 12 years later returned to Jersey to run the family guest house. With the decline in tourism, the guest house was converted into a lodging house which he still runs to this day. He cites everything to do with Jersey as his interests and is Social Secretary for the Channel Islands Occupation Society and is a volunteer for Jersey Heritage, specifically for the Faisie du Cidre at Hamptonne Country Life Museum. He also likes to travel when he has some spare time.
Manual De Sousa
A family man, Manual has been a property investor in Jersey and the UK for over 30 years. He is now retired and works solely as a landlord. Manual attended meetings from the start of the Association and joined the Committee many years ago. He’s shown strong loyalty to the Association over the years.
Currently an accountant, Mark has been involved with Commercial property investment for over 20 years. He has sat on Committee for over 10 years and has previously held to roles of Chair and Treasurer. Mark enjoys spending time with his family.