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Information and public services for the Island of Jersey

L'înformâtion et les sèrvices publyis pouor I'Île dé Jèrri

Company property purchases (FOI)

Company property purchases (FOI)

Produced by the Freedom of Information office
Authored by Government of Jersey and published on 04 January 2023.
Prepared internally, no external costs.



I would like to know how many companies have bought property in Jersey?


How many non-resident applications have been approved by the Chief Minister and or rejected by the Chief Minister?



It is estimated that to respond to this question would exceed the cost limit provisions under Article 16 of the Freedom of Information (Jersey) Law 2011 and the 12.5 hours maximum allowed under Regulation 2 (1) of the Freedom of Information (Costs) (Jersey) Regulations 2014.


Information is not held. Article 3 of the Freedom of Information (Jersey) Law 2011 applies. While a company that wants to buy property has to apply for the consent of the Chief Minister, this is not related to residential status of people wishing to buy property in Jersey. Please see the following link:

If you're a company buying property (

Articles applied

Article 3 - Meaning of “information held by a public authority”

For the purposes of this Law, information is held by a public authority if –

(a)     it is held by the authority, otherwise than on behalf of another person; or

(b)     it is held by another person on behalf of the authority.

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.

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