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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

11.1.50.L2
To obtain a copy of house deeds

    Extent: Jersey
    Updated 25 November 2013

 

1. Under Jersey Law the contract of a house or property sale is heard in the Royal Court and then registered at the Public Registry. The Public Registry is part of the Judicial Greffe at:-

Royal Court House
Royal Square
St Helier
Jersey
JE1 1JG

Contact:-

Registrar of Deeds, Alan Le Bihan, 441316

2. Anybody may obtain a copy of their contract from either their lawyer who performed the conveyancing or from the Public Registry. There would be a charge made. The contracts (also known as deeds) were written in an old form of French until November 2006 but since this date, contracts have been written in English. A lawyer should be able to provide a translation of French contracts or at least explain what the contents say.

3. To obtain details of a contract from the Public Registry, it is necessary to provide either the name of the buyer or seller.

4. Please see link below for information on Public Registry Services and fees.

www.gov.je/Government/NonexecLegal/JudicialGreffe/Sections/PublicRegistry/Pages/RegistryServices.aspx