Landlord and Tenant Law in Jersey

27th August 2013

The Residential Tenancy (Jersey) Law 2011 came into force in May 2013 to provide clarity and protection for landlords and tenants.

Key features of the new law include clear notice periods whereby a landlord must give tenants at least three months notice, and a tenant must give at least one month’s notice.

There are clear court processes to be followed in cases of breach or eviction and also basic requirements for tenancy agreements to include how much the deposit is, who and when the rent is paid to and when the rent will be reviewed.

Campaigners are also pressing for a tenants deposit protection scheme similar to those already in force in England.

Information on many of these issues in Guernsey is available through the Guernsey Private Residential Landlords Association  www.guernseylandlords.com  of which Cooper Brouard is an original member. The GPRLA is a not for profit association with the aim of promoting good standards of practice in the island’s residential rental sector.