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Here you can find proposals, documents and responses that have been circulated to the media, as well as articles where the JLA is mentioned or referenced.
JLA position on the proposed Landlord Licensing Scheme - P33/2021
16th July 2021
Last September we wrote to all members to let them know that P106/2019 Draft Public Health and Safety (Rented Dwellings) (Licensing) was going to be debated by States Members. Happily the proposition was rejected.
We are now facing new draft regulations to implement a licensing scheme for landlords - and the debate is scheduled for Tuesday 20th July. This statement is being sent to all States Members today, as well as to the islands main media outlets.
Jersey landlords reject call for ‘rent stabilisation’ measures - Landlord Zone
12th April 2021
Jersey’s former housing minister has urged the island’s parliament to give more power to tenants by strengthening tenancies and stabilising rents, a move that the island’s landlords have told LandlordZONE they reject.
Jersey Tenants Forum call for the reintroduction of Eviction and Rent Increase Ban - Channel 103
17th February 2021
Yesterday Channel 103 reported on a call from the Jersey Tenants Forum, to reintroduce the ban on rent increases and evictions. The JLA Committee have produced this response, which has been sent to the Jersey Tenant's Forum and the islands media.
You can view Channel 103's report here: www.channel103.com/news/jersey-news/call-to-reinstate-eviction-ban-in-jersey/?fbclid=IwAR39SNpWDGaFoFk69Uz7cm0Yg6lm6J3WYWW_UAGAuVAPm1x-OXsrvvmFc6M
2nd September 2020
The debate regarding Licensing of landlords in Jersey is fast approaching. Next Tuesday, the 8th September, our States Members will debate, and then vote on Proposition P106/2019. Feedback from our members has told us that you feel these changes would be excessively bureaucratic and intrusive. The JLA Committee has been busy the last few days contacting States Members to discuss the proposition, and to put forward a proposal that we think would be a better way forward to improve standards for tenants. We share this with you below.
JLA response to claims of excessive rent increases post Covid-19 freeze - open letter to the Media.
11 August 2020
Being faced yet again with emotive headlines, the JLA committee have commented on a story of rent increases and our comments have been shared with Island media outlets and can be accessed by the link below;
The Committee do not feel that sensationalist headline figures should be the basis for any permanent change to legislation that would affect both landlords and tenants alike.