How does the Housing law apply?
Jersey’s new Control of Housing and Work Law came into effect on 1st July 2013. Changes to the previous regime were developed with a view to simplifying and de-mystifying the process of who may live and work in Jersey and which properties in-coming residents may occupy.
With a geographical area of 45 square miles, housing regulations exist in order to ensure that population levels are controlled to avoid stretching the island’s infrastructure beyond what it can cope with, and to ensure that islanders are given a fair opportunity of gainful employment.
Jersey residents now fall into one of four categories:
The vast majority of those who are considering relocation to Jersey for employment purposes, will fall into the “Licensed” category, the equivalent of what has been known up to now as “J” category.
For independent and confidential advice regarding if you are able to live in Jersey please contact:
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