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Improving Residential Tenancies in Jersey: Residential Tenancy Law Reform proposals

DepartmentThe Cabinet Office
Start date14/04/2023
End date23/06/2023
Type of consultationOther
Deadline for comments23/06/2023

About the consultation

​​​​​​​On 15 April 2023, the Minister for Housing and Communities, Deputy David Warr, launched a consultation to seek views on proposals for a new Residential Tenancy Law (RTL). 

​These proposals were set out in the Improving Residential Tenancies in Jersey, Residential Tenancy Law Reform published on 14 April 2023. 

Improving Residential Tenancies in Jersey, Residential Tenancy Law Reform proposals​​ ​​

The paper explained the proposed approach to improving the existing Residential Tenancy Law, which will look to make enhancements to residential tenancies and broaden the scope of the law to include matters such as: 

  • rent stabilisation 
  • social housing provision and  
  • the introdu​​ction of a new housing tribunal. 

During the ten week long consultation, focused engagement took place with key stakeholders and representative groups and an in-committee debate was held for States Members. ​​​

How to submit comments to the consultation

The consultation is now closed, and the findings report has been published. 

Findings consultation report 

During the consultation, views from 328 individuals and organisations interested in the Residential Tenancy Law Reform proposals were received. 

Our privacy policy sets the scope and describes how the submitted comments and opinions are processed, protected, and stored. ​

​A summary of the views of the respondents are reflected in Findings Rep​ort: Improving Residential Tenancies in Jersey published in April 2024. 

​Since the consultation ended, the current Minister for Housing, Deputy Sam Mé​​​zec, has published his policy intent on how the changes to Residential Tenancy Law will be taken forward. Read the Minister’s statement Residential Tenancy Law: the way forward​​

Ask us a question 

Although the consultation report has been published, you may still feel that you wish to submit a comment or ask a question. You c​​an do so by contacting us:  

Residential Tenancy Law consultation
Strategic Housing and Regeneration Team
19-12 Broad Street
St Helier
JE2 3RR ​

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