Renting

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    Video caption: Lilyana Markoya is living in a hotel, as she's been unable to evict her tenant

    A backlog of eviction cases in the courts, is pushing some landlords into financial difficulties.

  2. Ministers announce 2021 freeze in Andium rents

    Residents of social housing owned by Andium Homes have been given a rent freeze by the Government of Jersey in 2021.

    The one-off freeze was agreed by Housing Minister Sam Mezec, Treasury Minister Susie Pinel and the board of Andium Homes.

    Jersey normally imposes an annual increase in social rents based on a set formula every year, which would have increased most rents by 2.5% from 1 January, the government said.

    Senator Mezec said: "Islanders have been through a very difficult time because of coronavirus and, unfortunately, we may have a difficult winter ahead of us.

    "Many people on low incomes will continue to be experiencing financial hardship because of the pandemic and I hope that, as a minimum, this rent freeze will discourage further inflation in the private rental sector and keep social housing rents at a level tenants can more easily afford."

    The move means Andium Homes, the largest provider of social housing in the island, has joined other social housing providers including The Jersey Homes Trust, Les Vaux Trust and Christians Together Jersey in holding back on rent increases.

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    Video caption: Stopping tenants from having a pet is 'discrimination'

    Conservative MP Andrew Rosindell says his proposed bill would treat dogs as "equal members of the family".

  4. Citizens Advice head calls for rent freeze to continue

    BBC Radio Jersey

    The head of Citizens Advice Jersey has said rent rises in the island should remain frozen until the end of the year.

    Emergency laws agreed by the government earlier this year stopped landlords from putting up rents during the coronavirus pandemic.

    The changes also prevented people from being evicted while their jobs were under threat.

    Malcolm Ferey said extending the temporary powers beyond October would be a "sensible approach" to ensure people have the time to reassess their situation following the crisis.