Jersey Housing Rules

Ownership and occupation restrictions

Jersey has rules which restrict ownership and occupation of property through a system of ‘housing qualifications’.

High Value Residency

Licensed status

Non-qualified property

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Housing qualifications

People without housing qualifications can only rent or buy after 10 consecutive years of ‘ordinary residence’ in the Island. Care needs to be taken as the definition of ordinary residence is quite narrow.

There are three ways for non-locals to move to the Island and purchase or rent property:

  • Apply for high value residency status
  • Set up or migrate a business and obtain licensed status
  • Purchase or rent non-qualified property

The rules are detailed and it is important that advice is taken. We have helped a significant number of individuals move to the Islands under the different categories.

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