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Boundaries - "Relief" ( 11.8.54.L1 )
Clameur de Haro ( 4.6.0.L10 )
Control of Housing and Work Law Housing Status ( 11.5.0. )
Establishing ownership of property ( 11.8.52.L7 )
Eviction Proceedings ( 11.12.12 )
House Purchase - removal of goods ( 11.1.30.L4 )
Housing Regulations and Property ( 11.6.0 )
Housing Status - Methods of proving residence ( 11.5.0.L5 )
Joint ownership of property ( 11.1.54. )
Joint purchase / leasing ..... Married and unmarried ( 11.5.0.L12 )
Land measurements in Jersey ( 11.1.50.L5 )
Life enjoyment of property - "Usufruct" (11.5.20)
Lodgers and the Law ( 11.1.8.L4 )
Parish Rates and Appeals Procedure ( 11.8.40. )
Personal possessions left behind by a tenant or lodger ( 11.8.2 )
Purchase of Freehold Property (11.1.30.L2)
Purchase of property - Flying freehold ( 11.1.30.L7 )
Purchase of property - Share Transfer ( 11.1.30.L6 )
Registration of Tourism Properties / Keeping Records ( 11.8.0 )
Residential Statuses (11.5.0.L6)
Residential Tenancy Law / Agreements / Regulations and Orders / Condition Reports ( 11.1.14. )
Restrictive Covenants ( 11.8.54 )
Stamp duty on property purchase/transfer and death ( 11.1.50 )
Status of occupiers - ( 11.5.0.L7 )
Statutory Nuisances (Jersey) Law 1999 ( 11.8.52.L2 )
Three month exemption rule (11.1.15)
To obtain a copy of house deeds ( 11.1.50.L2 )
Transfer or Jersey realty into joint names ( 11.1.30.L5 )
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LOCAL INFORMATION

4.6.0.L10
Clameur de Haro

Extent: Jersey
Updated 25 November 2013

 

What is it

1 An ancient form of immediate injunction, having it's origins in Norman Law, but still effective in Jersey

When can it be used

2 It can be lawfully raised in cases where someone who is in possession of land is having that possession disturbed or interfered with by some specific and visible wrongful act.

How is it raised

3 The Clameur is raised by the aggrieved party, known as the "criant", going down on one knee on the threatened property and, bareheaded, hands clasped, and in the presence of two witnesses, saying in the hearing of the alleged wrongdoer: "Haro! Haro! Haro!, A l'aide mon Prince, on me fait tort" (Haro, Haro, Haro, Come to my aid, my Prince, I am being wronged).

What happens then

4 The alleged wrongdoer must immediately cease his actions until the Royal Court has decided whether or not the Clameur has been correctly raised. If he does not stop, he is liable to be fined, even if the Court eventually finds in his favour.

What if the Clameur is raised wrongfully

5 Anyone thinking of raising the Clameur must be sure of her/his grounds, as a person who raises the Clameur wrongfully is liable to a fine.

Advisability of legal advice

6 It would be advisable to refer a client thinking of raising the Clameur to legal aid (or their own lawyer) for legal advice.