Property / Article A Helping Hand through the Door
Shaun O’Connor, Senior Conveyancing Manager at Viberts Legal Services, explains the legal aspects of a local property transaction: -
Property / Article Conveyancing: It’s about far more than just property
Shaun O’Connor, a senior conveyancing manager at Viberts, is clear that it is people who matter most when looking after property transactions.
Property / Article The Devil is in the Detail
A recent decision of the Royal Court has highlighted that small details missed by lawyers can have enormous unforeseen consequences.
Property / Article The foreshore: where do you draw the (water)line?
This case is concerning for any coastal property owner or prospective buyer having to deal with the Jersey foreshore issue.
Property / Article New building levy in Jersey
Proposed levy on new building developments in Jersey: stealth tax or welcome move?
Property / Article The issue of parking when buying property
Looking at parking arrangements when properties are for sale
Property / Article Clear contracts avoid murky waters for land owners
Should the parish of St. Helier have to pay to dispose of its rubbish?
Property / Article The new housing and work law legislation has arrived
The Control of Housing and Work (Jersey) Law 2012 is essentially our new immigration legislation and it merges the existing housing and regulation of undertakings laws.
Property / Article Planning some changes?
This article will be of interest to anyone who is disgruntled by a decision or action taken by the planning application committee. For example, planning permission refusal or a disagreeable condition which is attached to a planning permission.
Property / Article Buying your first home together
A home is probably the biggest investment which most of us make in our lives and it is important not to leave decisions to chance.
Property / Article Two generation homes
This is having a number of effects on our society as a whole and not least the property market. Sheltered housing is in demand as are “two generation homes”.
Property / Article Land transfer tax
The purpose of us being here is to inform as many people as we can so that selfishly we have fewer problems getting share transfers through.
Property / Article New year, new you, new business
Setting up a new business in the new year? What you need to think about and not just from a commercial property perspective.
Property / Article Business leases – MOT before you start the journey
Take the time and trouble to check the terms of the lease before they enter into a relationship with a landlord which may last years.
Property / Article A property snap shot
What’s new in the legal property world? The answer is quite a bit, but first, news about the market.
Property / Article Putting down roots: business leases & security of tenure
Jersey has introduced a law to protect residential tenants (Residential Tenancies (Jersey) Law, 2011) but what about businesses? Should they continue to be ignored and left unprotected?
Property / Article Strawberry fields forever?
You have bought your beautiful home with a fantastic rural outlook but has the conveyancer done their job?
Property / Article Seymour Villa & Seymour Cottage – a planning tale
The court’s dim view of the Planning Minister’s inconsistent approach on the same point which the court had considered four months earlier
Property / Article Tenants’ deposits: are they now “safe as houses”?
Residential landlord and tenant law in Jersey was sparse and the legal position of both landlords and tenants was far from clear.
Property / Article Shaky completions in Jersey’s Royal Court
Purchasers can be left homeless and the effect of the broken link then ripples down the entire buying chain.
Property / Article New leases – what a landlord now needs to know
The news has recently been full of reports of property prices being hoicked up at the last minute, leaving buyers with a dilemma; stick or twist?
Property / Article Is court that bad? The role of the arbitrator
Arbitration clauses appear regularly in all kinds of documents. If you read a commercial lease (for a warehouse or shop for example) then it is likely to include an arbitration clause.
Property / Article Making home improvements? Do your homework first
Home-owners are presented with the dilemma of whether to spend money improving their current home instead of moving up the property ladder.
Property / Article The quirkiest restrictions found in Jersey property deeds
Many people do not know that restrictive covenants are normally created forever and are often still enforceable hundreds of years later.
Property / Briefing Tout tel under scrutiny
How far does the tout tel clause in a contract protect a vendor when selling their Jersey property?
Property / Briefing Contract of purchase found to be binding in boundary dispute between neighbours
The Royal Court has recently been faced with a boundary dispute where the boundary between the properties was clear but the right to the land just beyond the boundary was disputed between neighbours.
Property / Briefing Property planning appeals – how long have I got?
Do you have the right to appeal a planning decision even if you're just out of the deadline?