Status of occupiers

   Extent: Jersey
   Updated 11 June 2019



A Tenancy Exists  ( Only if it is self-contained )**

** Self-Contained accommodation: Must contain a bath or shower, a washbasin, a kitchen or kitchenette a place to sleep and a toilet for the exclusive use of the tenant.

A Lodger in Private Lodgings - (Not self contained unit)

The occupier of a property is permitted to provide accommodation for reward for up to 5 people who can occupy the accommodation as lodgers. Children of any age count as persons for the purposes of the Law. The occupier must offer each of their lodgers a service, must retain exclusive rights over the accommodation occupied by the lodgers and must maintain the right to unrestricted access to the accommodation at all times.The occupier must not provide the lodgers with any security of tenure and shall be entitled to require the lodgers to vacate the accommodation without notice.

A Lodger in a Registered Lodging House

Occupiers of accommodation in registered lodging houses can lease registered property as a main place of residence provided that it is self-contained units. Many owners of registered lodging houses provide their lodgers with a lodging agreement in a format approved by the Lodging House Association and the Housing Minister.

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