Rent Caps Petition To Be Debated?

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Monday, February 11th, 2019 9:37am

An online petition calling for rent caps in Jersey has become the first to reach 5,000 signatures.

That’s the number required to be considered for a debate in the States Assembly.

Ministers have previously said legal limits on rental charges would be considered as part of a wider review of housing affordability – but that it was not the ‘preferred way forward’.

Since the start of 2019, Andium Homes tenants have had their rent capped at 4%. The move was welcomed by the Housing Minister, Senator Sam Mezec at the time.

When the States of Jersey introduced e-petitions last year, 5,000 signatures was agreed as the threshold for a topic to be considered for a debate.

A date for the debate hasn’t yet been announced.

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