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Landlords in court cases (FOI)

Landlords in court cases (FOI)

Produced by the Freedom of Information office
Authored by States of Jersey and published on 07 February 2017.



How many landlords have been prosecuted in Jersey? Please list the different crimes and number of landlords who committed each crime.


How many times have police responded to incidents involving landlords and tenants in Jersey?


How many landlord vs tenant cases have been heard in court?

For all questions please list stats since 2006


A and B

Data maintained for statistics relating to criminal matters and police response to incidents do not include any information identifying whether an accused or a party to an incident is a landlord.

To extract this information would require a review of every single criminal case file and incident record. This would take in excess of 12.5 hours and therefore Article 16 of the Freedom of Information (Jersey) Law 2011 applies.


The statistics we maintain for activity in the Magistrate’s Court and the Royal Court are published in Statistical Digest appendices to the Court Service Annual Report each year. The Annual Reports can be found on the States of Jersey website.

Judicial Greffe reports and documents

In these published statistics tenancy cases for eviction at the Petty Debts Court are reported as a separate line item. The statistic reported is for actions brought before the Court. These are disputes heard in Court but they did not necessarily result in a judgment being taken for eviction.

The Annual Report for 2016 is in preparation so that year’s figures are not yet published at the above address. We therefore summarise below the figures for Petty Debts Court tenancy cases from the Annual Reports since 2006, including those for 2016:

Year​Number of Petty Debts Court tenancy cases


Statistics for other civil claims which may involve landlords and tenants are not maintained and could not be retrieved from the individual case files within 12.5 hours and therefore Article 16 of the Freedom of Information (Jersey) Law 2011 applies.

Article 16 - A scheduled public authority may refuse to supply information if cost excessive

(1) A scheduled public authority that has been requested to supply information may refuse to supply the information if it estimates that the cost of doing so would exceed an amount determined in the manner prescribed by Regulations.

Regulation 2 (1) of the Freedom of Information (Costs) (Jersey) Regulations 2014 allows an authority to refuse a request for information where the estimated cost of dealing with the request would exceed the specified amount of the cost limit of £500. This is the estimated cost of one person spending 12.5 working hours in determining whether the department holds the information, locating, retrieving and extracting the information.

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