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Consultations & Scrutiny Responses
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You can view the Association's responses to propositions, submissions to Scrutiny and communications to States Members here.
P.40/2023 - Rented Dwellings - Licensing
"In summary, the Regulations would introduce a licensing scheme:
– that applies to all rented dwellings as defined in the Law
– that applies equally, thus achieving a level playing field
– that will come into force on 1 January 2024
– that allows for the granting of a licence without pre-inspection if the application is
made before 31 March 2024 – outside of this period those making a licence
application may be inspected before a licence is issued, subject to a risk-based
– where the licence would be valid for two years."
To be debated on 17 July 2023
Improving Residential Tenancies in Jersey White Paper
"The rental market in Jersey plays a vital role for our communities in Jersey, providing homes for
Islanders who either cannot afford or do not wish to own a home. Whether someone owns or
rents property, this does not change the fact that these are people’s homes; a place where
someone should feel safe and secure, have privacy, dignity, and certainty for the future."
To be debated
P.2-2022 Tenancy Notice Periods
"If approved, this proposition would require the Minister for Housing and Communities to use his powers to provide increased security of tenure for tenants who have lived in their homes for a substantial amount of time, by requiring longer notice periods which reflect the length of time a tenant has lived in that home."
Debated on: 10th February 2022
Fair Rents Plan
"The Housing Minister's Far Rents Plan delivers on his commitment to:
• respond to the recommendations of the current review of Social Rent policy.
• extend eligibility to social housing through the affordable housing gateway.
• identify actions to expand protections provided by the Residential Tenancy Law to private sector tenants.
• identify actions to respond to the need to protect private sector tenants from excessive rent rises.
• set out a high-level framework for a future social housing regulator."
View the JLA response(s):
P.116/2021 Common Population Policy
"THE STATES are asked to decide whether they are of opinion −
(a) to adopt the inaugural Common Population Policy for Jersey as set out in the accompanying Report; and
(b) to request that the Council of Ministers should include its policy on population in future Government Plans from 2023 onwards."