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ISSUE #12 | JANUARY 2020

PROPERTY | PARISH | LIFESTYLE

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Starting back into the working world on the 6th January with a 7th January deadline is no mean feat. Those two little days after New Year’s Day seemed to get sucked into the ether and woooosh, before we know it, we’d almost seen a week of 2020! Our team have managed to gather information on the latest properties on the market for your perusal but news stories and features were a bit short on the ground! We are lining up some great new features and contributors for 2020 and we’re looking forward to new columns in collaboration with some of Jersey’s creative construction professionals and architects over the coming months. In the mean time, Rod Bryans has visited the first of a new ‘meet an Islander’ series, combining his love of portraiture with a profile of Linda Rose Parkes who talks about winning the JJ Fox and her belief of how ‘God is in the detail’ and we’ve got details of a few events this month in our ‘Happenings’ roundup. We also visit a new property in Trinity that, just like the pub it faces, has had a new lease of life and is now presented for sale or rent as a perfect village family home. We do hear from agents that the market started the year at a pace so we hope you find something you’re looking for over the coming pages.

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Happenings.

Things to look out for this month Galaxy Comic Con 2020 Saturday 22 February - Sunday 23 February There’s lots going on at Galaxy Comic Con 2020 for all ages, from special guests for you to meet, our cosplay masquerade to enter, gaming competitions or meeting some of your favourite characters and much more.

St Mary's Church & Community Quiz Saturday 8th February

The St Mary's Church and Community Centre would like to invite everybody to take part in their Quiz, to be held on Saturday 8th February at the Community Centre at 7pm. Tickets cost £10 each, include supper and are available from the Parish office. Put the word out to your brainiest friends and get involved!

As the name suggests, the event is themed around Sci-Fi, with some of the highlights from previous events including actors from the original Star Wars movies, the DeLorean “Time Machine” from the Back to the Future movie and Boogie Storm who were finalists and golden buzzer winners from Britain’s got Talent!

Location: Jersey Showground Date: 22nd & 23rd February Time: 10:00 - 16:00 Contact: michael.prestigeevents@outlook.com / 07829737000

Location: St Mary’s Community Centre Time: 7.00pm Tickets: £10 each (includes supper)

Charity Spinathon 25th January

Tracey is running the London marathon this year in memory of her mum who passed away December 2010 and her dad who passed away November 2019, both in the loving care of Jersey Hospice Care. Tracey herself has also received care from Jersey Hospice Care after being diagnosed with breast cancer at the age of just 32. She is running to prove there is life after a cancer diagnosis and also to raise money to show her appreciation to and to help them continue their amazing work. Please come along and support the Spinathon as all money raised from this will go towards Tracey’s marathon challenge. There are 25 slots for each hour and you can choose to do anything between one to five hours. The registration fee to take part is just £10 per hour. The minimum age to take part is 16. Please bring a bottle of water and a towel with you – it’s hot and thirsty work! DJ Spikey will be on hand playing lots of tunes to keep you going.

Location: Fitness First Time: Book a one-hour slot between 11.00 and 16.00 Tickets: £10 per slot

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Bunkers at night walking tours Different dates available, contact for details See Jersey’s military heritage in a new light! Join researchers Phil and Kimberley on an evening tour of WW2 bunkers and tunnels not open to the public. They will show you how Jersey was made into an impregnable fortress and help you appreciate what the Third Reich was able to create with slave labour. The tour is also a perfect complement to understanding the history of the D-Day invasion, which took place less than 30 miles away. Tours need to be pre-booked. Early booking recommended.

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Meet the Islander

Linda Rose Parkes Words & Photography: Rod Bryans

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When I meet Linda I’m reminded of a story Joni Mitchell, the singer songwriter told, “I was struggling with a painting one day at school”, she wanted to be an artist, a teacher said “you know you can paint with words” and her songwriting career began. That small nudge made her realise who she was and what she could do. Linda Rose Parkes finds an artistic life between both worlds. The paint flecked Mac sitting above a fresh canvas is testimony. A new poem shines down on the blue canvas. “If I am travelling by bus somewhere I love to get off a few stops early and give myself time to think, space to contemplate. I look at the landscape or what surrounds me.” Her hands carve the air and articulate her thoughts. The new poem is partially an overheard conversation from just such a bus ride. It’s a reflection on theft. The theft of a relationship, the poet’s theft of the conversation, a parallel is deftly drawn. “My mind is always searching for a door to open and when you find it you walk through.” It was only in the last few years after joining her mother in a local art class did her painting talent emerge. A JJFox competition winning entry soon followed. Now her small studio is littered with colourful canvases stacked against shelves of books. Each reflecting a narrative, mostly figurative, always storytelling. Do you still read other poets and who are your favourites?

“I read poem just before I sleep and another when I wake up. A recent poet would be Jo Shapcott. Robert Frost is a favourite.” She recites some lines from “The Road Not Taken.” She has the poets intonation. A caring for the rhythm, for the words. We discuss how strange that we can recall or commit to memory some things but not others.

“It’s the small things I’m interested in both in the poems and the paintings.” I’m reminded of the Mies Van Der Rohe quote “God is in the detail.” Favourite artists?

“Paula Rego is a strong influence. All of her paintings have back stories, narratives. There is so much to find in them.” Do you like working up here?

“I need this space to work with one idea feeding off another. Sometimes lines

a window in my mind blew open. She made me realise I had something to offer and never really looked back. From her onwards I had lots of teachers that supported me, nurtured me and helped my writing.” Sometimes its those small nudges are all it takes. Years ago a teacher gently opened her mind to roads of possibility. Beyond that a love of words and a life of creativity. Clearview Street. It’s where Linda Rose Parkes lives.

“Sometimes lines of a poem will arrive in my mind and I have to get them down. Other times it’s a feeling I must paint.” of a poem will arrive in my mind and I have to get them down. Other times it’s a feeling I must paint. Here is also where I teach my poetry classes. It suits my needs.” Was there a teacher who helped you realise that you had something within you, something you hadn’t really considered before?

“Oh that would be the headmistress that frightened me, Mrs Harman. When I found out I was in her class I cried. But she saw a piece of writing I had done and asked “Have you ever contemplated writing for a living, journalism perhaps. When she said that


F E AT U R E D

St Martin, £975,000

This exceptional detached 4 bedroom, 3 bathroom home is a beautiful example of a modern build within the Jersey market. This quality new build has been constructed to a high standard and forms part of an exclusive development in a fantastic location! Found in pristine condition throughout, the contemporary house offers plenty of reception space downstairs through a large family kitchen/breakfast room, separate utility room and spacious living room room, which leads out onto the private and enclosed garden. Upstairs there is a large master suite with a striking floor to ceiling glass window which floods the room with natural light. In addition there is a spacious guest bedroom suite, 2 further double bedrooms and family bathroom. All of the rooms are currently decorated to a clean and crisp style, allowing the new owners to move straight in and make their stamp through soft furnishings. Located in an excellent location, the property is within walking distance to Queens Valley reservoir and just a short drive to Gorey and St Helier. The exterior of the property benefits from a low maintainence garden, which is enclosed and mostly laid to lawn with a raised paved seating area, ideal for small children. There is also an integral double garage and parking to the front. Thompson Estates - 01534 888855

St Helier, £410,000

St Helier, £405,000

Livingroom

Dandara

La Maisonette is a well-proportioned cottage situated in the parish of St. Helier, located within close proximity to various shops, amenities and regular bus routes. An excellent alternative to an apartment, the accommodation comprises entrance hall, sitting room and kitchen on the ground floor. The first floors consists of two bedrooms and bathroom. Externally, there is an enclosed private patio. Although this property does not inclusive of parking, the current owner rents parking nearby which is transferable.

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- 01534 717100

Situated on the first floor, this 2 bedroom apartment is conveniently located on the town outskirts in La Pouquelaye and designed for low maintenance contemporary living. There is a well-proportioned open plan living area with access to a good-sized balcony. The apartment has two bedrooms; one with an en-suite shower room. There is also a house bathroom featuring a bath/ shower option and a utility storage cupboard with space for a washer/dryer. Allocated parking for 1 car. - 01534 789900


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£1,700pcm

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St Lawrence

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£390,000

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£395,000

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St Mary

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St John

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How to heat your home When you switch on your central heating, do you know how much it costs, or how efficiently it’s working? Government of Jersey initiatives could help householders to save money as well as the environment. Throughout the autumn and winter months, central heating systems across Jersey have been working hard to keep households warm.

homeowners with independent advice energy efficiency.

But householders are being encouraged to think about how efficiently they’re heating their home, and there’s even a government subsidy to encourage people to consider it.

“The assessor visits your home and takes detailed measurements, and then explains to you how energy efficient your home is in terms of running costs and environmental impact, and the most cost-effective improvements.”

The subsidy is part of a wider government commitment to reducing energy use. The Government declared a climate emergency in May 2019 and set out its aim to achieve carbon neutrality by 2020. At the start of 2020, the Government published a Carbon Neutral Strategy which sets out the next steps for making Jersey carbon neutral. While transport makes up the biggest proportion of the Island’s energy use, the second-biggest category (and therefore the second-biggest source of carbon emissions) is oil and gas heating. Government realised that one of the barriers that prevented homeowners from making any eco-improvements was a lack of independent advice to help them understand how to do it. In March 2019, the Government of Jersey launched the Home Energy Audit programme, aimed at providing

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much-needed on domestic

The Home Energy Audit involves an assessment of your home by a trained and accredited domestic energy assessor who works out your current energy demand and identifies where improvements can be made. As well as saving you energy and money the audit can help reduce your greenhouse gas emissions. The assessor visits your home and takes detailed measurements, and then explains to you how energy efficient your home is in terms of running costs and environmental impact, and the most cost-effective improvements. However, being environmentally friendly doesn’t need to cost the earth. An audit would usually cost between £200 and £300, but the Government of Jersey is offering a Home Energy Audit

Subsidy to cover the cost of the audit and allow Islanders to reduce their environmental impact more easily.

The demand for home energy audits is growing so quickly that more qualified assessors are being trained. They will qualify with a City & Guilds Level 3 Certificate in Domestic Energy Assessment and will register with the Quidos Domestic Energy Assessor Scheme, which has been approved by the Government of Jersey for undertaking home energy audits in Jersey. Accredited assessors will be added to an existing database of professionals which can be accessed by the public on the government website. To find out more about Home Energy Audits and how to apply for a subsidy log on to www.gov.je/energyaudit


PROPERTY TRANSACTIONS 13 Dec 2019

13 Dec 2019

13 Dec 2019

Apartment 3, 29 Providence Street, St. Helier £212,500

7 Duhamel Place, Duhamel Road, St. Helier £420,000

The Assembly, Le Boulevard, St. Brelade Sold by Broadlands £1,250,000

13 Dec 2019

13 Dec 2019

13 Dec 2019

6 Bellozanne Avenue, Bellozanne Road, St. Helier £475,000

Apartment 2, 7 Duhamel Street, St. Helier Sold by Broadlands £289,000

24 St Lukes Crescent, Green Road, St. Clement Sold by Crespel Properties £460,000

13 Dec 2019

13 Dec 2019

Apartment 3, 7 Duhamel Street, St. Helier Sold by Broadlands £330,000

37 Clos de Roncier, La Rue au Blancq, St. Clement £415,000

13 Dec 2019

22 Clairvale Road, ., St. Helier Sold by Broadlands £450,000

Fleur De Lys (formerly Wisteria), 7 Jardin des Sablons, La Grande Route des Sablons, Grouville £1,075,000

13 Dec 2019

13 Dec 2019

Royde House, 21 Midvale Road, St. Helier Sold by Broadlands £1,110,000

Caledonia Cottage, La Rue Horman, Grouville £800,000

13 Dec 2019

Apartment 63, Albert Place, La Route du Port Elizabeth, St. Helier Sold by Broadlands £485,000 13 Dec 2019

1 Ingouville Place and 17 Peter Street, St. Helier £1,000,000 13 Dec 2019

3 Hillcrest, Westmount Road, St. Helier Sold by Broadlands £1,725,000 13 Dec 2019

23 Richelieu Park, Tower Road, St. Helier £755,000 Share 1 of Wairoa House, 105 Don Road, St. Helier £510,000

The Coach House, 16A Clairvale Road, St. Helier Sold by Broadlands £430,000

13 Dec 2019

13 Dec 2019

13 Dec 2019

Share 2 of 1 Apsley Villas, Apsley Road, St. Helier Sold by Broadlands £285,000

A certain property, formerly Guiton Stores, St. Helier Sold by Le Maistre Estates £585,000

13 Dec 2019

13 Dec 2019

13 Dec 2019

Rocomount, La Rue du Nord, St. Lawrence £1,123,000 13 Dec 2019

Notre Coin, 1 Le Petit Enclos, La Grande Route de St Martin, St. Martin £820,000 13 Dec 2019

Field number MN 410, La Rue des Buttes, St. Lawrence £200,000

9 Mayfield Apartments, 76 St Saviours Road, St. Helier £112,000

1 Devonshire Villas, La Route es Nouaux, St. Helier £451,000

13 Dec 2019

13 Dec 2019

13 Dec 2019

13 Dec 2019

Flat 75, Marett Court, Marett Road, St. Helier Sold by ND Estates £310,000

7 Le Clos Orange, La Route Orange, St. Brelade £578,000

7 Rosemount, Le Mont Pinel, St. Saviour £415,000

13 Dec 2019

12 Rosemount, Le Mont Pinel, St. Saviour £420,000

Flat 7, Churchill Place, Victoria Street, St. Helier £449,000

Ricanda, formerly Hanbury, La Petite Route des Mielles, St. Brelade Sold by Troys £947,500

13 Dec 2019

13 Dec 2019

13 Dec 2019

Breacon House, Upper Kings Cliff, La Pouquelaye, St. Helier Sold by Thompson Estates £695,000 13 Dec 2019

1 Bellozannne Villas, Bellozanne Valley, St. Helier £460,000

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13 Dec 2019

3 The Cedars, Le Clos du Roncherez, Le Pont du Val, St. Brelade £910,000 13 Dec 2019

Apartment 1-4, The Dunlin, La Rue Voisin, St. Brelade Sold by Broadlands £685,000

4 Rosemount, Le Mont Pinel, St. Saviour £410,000

13 Dec 2019

13 Dec 2019

Flat 53, Maison Belleville, Wellington Road, St. Saviour £215,000 13 Dec 2019

La Belle Etoile, Trinity £875,000 13 Dec 2019

Field number T773, La Rue du Pot du Rocher, Trinity £57,150

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PROPERTY PROFILE

When the Trinity Arms got renovated last year it transformed the aging drinking hole into a brilliant, modern and enticing new place for lovers of rural parishes to get their after-work pint or evening meal. With a great new garden, updated open-plan contemporary interior and clear refurbishment throughout, it’s now a perfect location to spend time in the heart of Trinity. Sitting on the corner opposite, the imposing white facade of Crown Lodge offers a parallel, having had a rejuvenation of its own. The building started life as a guest house and then, for many years, became staff accommodation for Jersey Zoo. When the present owner took on the project in 2016, it has been badly converted into flats and left half finished with flapping water pipes and all manner of changes. Wishing to return the building to a state that warrants its prime position in the village, four years of development were completed last month, transforming the flats back into a six bed, three bathroom home with open plan living spaces out onto a new patio and flat garden overlooking Trinity fields. When the property was purchased, the 1970s concrete block front walls hid years of accumulated building materials and even an old mini that was trapped in place. The space has now be opened up

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and newly paved to provide parking at the front of the property, paved in dark grey, contrasted against the new white paint of the walls, which looks fantastic up-lit at night. To the rear, the old dilapidated lean-to that was used as a kitchen and jointed the property to the adjacent building has been removed, providing a sheltered courtyard space with gate access and access from the lounge. The lounge itself is large and could be sectioned to allow a separate desk or study area. With TV points on two walls, the lounge’s focus could be orientated in alternative directions


PROPERTY PROFILE

with one allowing the TV to be viewed from the kitchen, just across the hallway. The kitchen-diner is light and airy with tri-fold doors onto the enclosed rear garden. The Alto kitchen, supplied by Romerils, has been formed around an Earthstone Corian-style island that folds beautifully down to the floor, its stark white finish contrasting with the cooks blue island cabinets and osaka copper handles. The newly-fitted appliances are all Siemens, including full height fridge and freezer, combination oven and microwave, all enclosed in a full height cabinet wall on one side, facing a larder cabinet opposite. On the island, the hob does away with a hood, instead benefiting from a downdraft extractor fan, keeping the ceiling clean of greasy covers and a single, multi-function hot and cold filter tap is the sole fitting on the surface. Families will love the space and ability to read the Sunday papers on the kitchen table while kids play safely in full view in the garden. After four years of being a cold shell, the house is now a warm environment for new inhabitants with new double glazing throughout and the solid concrete ground floor has been built with wet underfloor heating and topped with Amtico for a hard-wearing but warm finish. Re-plumbed and rewired from scratch, the property is completely new, offering peace of mind for residents. The whole space is neutrally decorated, allowing personal marks to be made with art or furnishings.

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PROPERTY PROFILE

The traditional farmhouse-style central hallway softens from hard floor to carpet as the stairs rise over the handy cloakroom toilet, illuminated by spotlights set into the runners. Climbing the newly fitted oatmeal carpet takes you to a first floor which is home to a master with en suite, family bathroom, three further bedrooms and a convenient first floor utility room, ready for a washer and dryer to be plumbed in and allowing space for drying and storage. The master bedroom gives way to a small corridor, designed for placement of a wardrobe or dressing table en route to the en-suite and with a door to allow hair drying or dressing separate to the bedroom. The master en-suite has been tiled with beautiful geometric tiles, supplied by Pastella, who also supplied the clinical white tiles of the family bathroom. One bedroom / office retains the original character fireplace and cupboards either side. Making your way to the second floor, the sizeable floor area is split into two further bedrooms, separated by a bathroom, clad in metro tiles. It’s the perfect separate floor for teenage children to have their own space, with views from a rear dormer out over the back garden and adjacent fields. Depending on the needs of the inhabitants, this floor could also function as a master bedroom with bathroom and large dressing room, allowing the lower floor’s master to be a guest room.

Crown Lodge, La Verte Rue, Trinity

For sale at £935,000 Share Transfer.

Or available to rent at £3500 pcm from 1st February

Enquiries to Livingroom on 01534 717100

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Six Bedrooms Three Bathrooms Renovated throughout

With such a varied past, many will have memories of this iconic local building that occupies a prime location in Trinity village. The house now offers a great fusion of traditional and modern and is offered for rent as a home for new residents to build new memories. Behind its parish-friendly green door, the house now offers fantastic, flexible accommodation for a larger family who will love the proximity to a great pub, terrific parish school and the cliffs and walks of the north coast, but still a short but quiet rural drive from St Helier down La Verte Rue. Drive up and have a look!

Newly re-wired and re-plumbed Enclosed rear garden and patio Terrific, convenient rural location.


Flicquet House

Family home in a front-line position with views over Flicquet Bay and the coastline Commanding wonderful sea views to sea from a quiet bay on the island’s eastern coast, this substantial family home comprises a traditional Jersey granite house which has been skilfully extended, with an indoor pool, tennis court and sheltered mature gardens. Studio cottage for staff. Gracious Hallway, Sitting Room, Dining Room, Drawing Room, Kitchen, Utility, Office, Study, 6 Bedrooms, 5 Bathrooms, Indoor Pool Room, Garages, parking, mature gardens and terraces all overlooking the sea. The property has been in the same ownership for many years and offers the incoming buyer

the chance to create a world-class residence along one of Jersey’s most striking and convenient stretches of coastline. 6 bedrooms · 4 bathrooms · 6 reception rooms

Guide Price

£3,500,000

Savills Jersey

01534 722227 savills.je


MARKET UPDATE Ten years ago, mortgage lending and property values were on everybody’s minds after the Financial Crisis, triggered by risky lending worldwide, plunged the country into the worst Economic Downturn since the Great Depression. Households the length and breadth of the country as well as in the Channel Islands were plunged into negative equity as prices plummeted, whilst the property market virtually stalled. MORTGAGE MARKET REVIEW The recovery took some time and in April 2014, the Mortgage Market Review was introduced by the Financial Services Authority, the precursor of the Financial Conduct Authority which introduced strict new lending rules whose influence immediately changed the face of mortgage lending.

modifying their lending criteria to enable them to embrace a larger part of the market.

These changes were designed to curtail the risky lending practices that had prevailed in the run up to the crash and made applying for a mortgage much tougher than it once was. Lenders now look at borrowers’ spending habits, examining income and expenditure to gauge whether the applicants can afford to keep up with the monthly payments, not just at today’s interest rates, but also in a ‘’worst case’’ situation, stress testing affordability at a much higher interest rate as well.

To put this into perspective, 10 years ago, someone on a £200,000 mortgage, taken over 20 years would be paying £1312 per month. Fast forward to today, and the cost on the same terms would reduce to £1054, a reduction of £258 per month.

NEW DECADE As we enter a new decade, the only certainty is that mortgage products and their underwriting are going to have to change to match the new market conditions that will inevitably arise post Brexit. This is already being evidenced by several local mortgage providers who have been slowly

BIG REDUCTIONS IN 2009 Mortgage rates have plummeted since 2009, especially in recent years. The average two-year fixed rate ten years ago stood at 4.93%, although this has nearly halved to 2.44% today.

Three-year fixes have dropped from 5.6% to 2.61%, while five-year fixes have more than halved from 6.15% to 2.74%. Jersey lenders also offer a limited choice of seven- and ten-year fixed options, although these have a limited appeal, as they tend to reduce the flexibility that many homeowners think they will need. Since 2017, and despite strong competition between lenders, most interest rates have crept up, but still remain very low by historical standards.

INTEREST RATES There have been no changes this month in the interest rates that are shown on our chart. This reflects the ‘’wait and see’’ attitude that has been adopted for the past five months by not only mortgage lenders but also many people who are thinking of buying or selling and who are waiting to see what happens post Brexit.

Best Rates - Market Leaders (% loan to property value/price)

60% Tracker 60% 2 Year Fixed 60% 5 Year Fixed 60% 10 Year Fixed 85% Tracker 85% 3 Year Fixed 85% 5 Year Fixed 90% Tracker 90% 2 Year Fixed 90% 5 Year Fixed 95% 2 Year Fixed 95% 5 Year Fixed 100% 5 Year Fixed 60% BTL 2 Year Fixed 60% BTL 5 Year Fixed Rates correct as at 07/01/2020

1.49% 1.50% 1.81% 2.74% 1.74% 1.99% 2.09% 2.19% 1.94% 2.29% 2.99% 3.49% 3.99% 1.69% 2.30%

BTL = Buy to let mortgage

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Asking the Right Questions We live in an age of transparency, with openness and accountability increasingly demanded from businesses and governments, not to mention celebrities and anyone else in the public eye. In personal relationships. frankness and candour are rightly encouraged. But what about transparency in commercial transactions such as property sales? If I buy a house from you, should I expect full disclosure from you? You might instinctively say yes, but should I be expected to assume potentially onerous legal liability by not disclosing a defect which you subsequently discover? And would you be quite so ready to say yes if the tables were turned and you were the seller? Jersey law and practice traditionally sided with the seller, with ‘caveat emptor’ the guiding principle. It was for the buyer to make their own investigations and little if any information was required to be provided by the seller to the buyer. However, recent years witnessed a shift in approach, with buyers’ lawyers developing ever more lengthy sets of questions to be answered by sellers’ lawyers. Some of the questions were undoubtedly sensible and hard to object to. But others were much more controversial, requiring for example the seller to confirm that services and equipment in the property were ‘fit for purpose’, a can of worms if ever there were one. Indeed, some frequently asked questions were impossible to answer, such as the request for confirmation that the property contained no legally protected

animals or birds - all wild birds in Jersey are protected apart from carrion crows, magpies, feral pigeons and wood pigeons! Not only was some of the content of the questions problematic, but there was no consistency of approach between law firms as to who asked which particular

on which all the major conveyancing firms are represented, the SSQ was introduced initially on an optional basis and then, after a few months’ road testing, it became mandatory. The aim of the SSQ is to strike a fair balance between the interests of sellers and buyers, focusing on factual questions which sellers can reasonably be expected to answer. It is written so far as possible in plain English and contains clear instructions to both parties as to their entitlements and responsibilities. Experience suggests that most sellers find it straightforward to complete.

“Jersey law and practice traditionally sided with the seller, with ‘caveat emptor’ the guiding principle. It was for the buyer to make their own investigations and little if any information was required to be provided by the seller to the buyer.” questions. Furthermore, the legal status of the answers given was unclear: how did they interact with the conveyance, with its clause under which the buyer took the property with all its defects whether hidden or apparent; what would be the legal remedy for the buyer if an answer given by the seller proved to be incorrect; for how long would the seller remain on the hook? This uncertain and rather chaotic state of affairs was the background to the development by the Law Society of Jersey last year of the Standard Seller Questionnaire (SSQ). Drafted by the Law Society’s Conveyancing Sub-Committee,

Of course, opinions will differ as to where the balance should lie between the seller and the buyer when it comes to the disclosure of information. And indeed the consensus in five or ten years’ time as to what is a fair compromise may be very different to today’s consensus. However, the important thing is that there is now a framework which can be adapted as needed to reflect any such changes. Buyers and sellers of property will always have divergent interests, and different perceptions of where the limits of transparency should be drawn, but the advent of the SSQ has brought much needed compromise and clarity to the information disclosure exercise.

This article has been written by TIM HART, a Group Partner and Global Group Head of the Property department across the Appleby Group. His experience covers all aspects of Jersey-based commercial property work. This includes property development, commercial leases, acquisitions and disposals, secured lending, corporate transactions and general property law advice.

+ 44 1534 818043 THart@applebyglobal.com

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