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Buying or selling We provide the

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Voisin, one of Jersey’s longest established legal practices, has a wealth of experience and
knowledge of Jersey property transactions.
We advise on purchases, sales and leases of residential and commercial property, commercial and
residential developments, loans and securities and general property law matters.
Combining efficiency and expertise we provide solutions to suit the needs of every individual and
corporate client.
For expert assistance on any property related matter, please contact our Property Law Team on 500351. www.voisinlaw.com
Templar House, Don Road, St Helier, Jersey JE1 1AW, Channel Islands. Tel: 500300 Fax: 500350 mail@voisinlaw.com
Voisin, Advocates, Solicitors and Notaries Public is a law firm regulated by the Law Society of Jersey.
required to pay any monies, including rent or service • if a stay were to be ordered where the balance of
charge, until the property is once again habitable. hardship would fall as between the landlord and the
tenant.
Landlord breaches
Landlords must not prevent their tenants from • the Court may also consider issues such as whether
occupying the property subject to an RTA or otherwise the term has expired, other accommodation that may
interfere with the tenant’s enjoyment of the property. be available to the tenant, whether a deposit has
Landlords who are found to have so interfered shall be been paid and the actions of that tenant throughout
guilty of an offence and be liable to a fine. the tenant’s occupation of the property.
Tenant breaches Jurisdiction
If a tenant is found to have breached any of the Matters concerning RTA’s can only be taken to the Petty
provisions of the RTA, has been served notice by the Debts Court as they have been granted what is known
landlord to cease such conduct and continues to breach as ‘exclusive jurisdiction’. Any appeal against a decision,
the terms, the Court may order the termination of the determination or order of the Petty Debts Court may be
RTA and the eviction of the tenant. This is only provided made to the Royal Court.
that the Court is satisfied that the breach is sufficiently
serious to warrant such action. The new law will enable greater clarity for all parties
avoiding previous complications. Many landlords may
If the Court orders the eviction of a tenant the Viscount find that their existing tenancy agreements fall foul of
shall execute that order by putting the landlord in the new law. It is, therefore, essential to ensure that if
possession of the property. The Court can however still any existing agreements that are due to be renewed,
delay the enforcement of this eviction order and in doing revised or varied are reviewed in line with the RTL.
so it shall consider:
Should you require any information of the changes to the
• whether any rent remains outstanding. law or a review of your existing tenancy agreement,
Voisin are on hand to offer advice and assistance. Our
• whether either party has breached any provision of team of Property experts will be able to highlight any
the RTA. potential pitfalls and advise upon areas of concern.
• whether either party have continued to breach the For any further information please contact Voisin
RTA or have failed to take reasonable steps to rectify Property team on 01534 500351 or email
such breach. property@voisinlaw.com
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