Residential Tenancy Law Reform

Closed 23 Jun 2023

Opened 14 Apr 2023


The Minister for Housing and Communities has published a paper setting out his proposed approach to improving the existing Residential Tenancy Law, making enhancements to residential tenancies and broadening the scope of the law to include matters such as rent stabilisation, social housing provision and the introduction of a new housing tribunal.  

The paper sets the direction of travel for much-needed modernisation of residential tenancy legislation. Given the scale of work that is required to introduce the changes proposed, it is essential that everyone has the chance to contribute their views. This will help shape policy and legislation which can meet the needs of tenants and landlords in Jersey, whilst helping to ensure that the resulting draft law is supported and implemented without delay.

What happens next

The 10-weeks long RTL consultancy has ended at midnight 23 June 2023. 

During this time, we collected a considerable amount of information from organisations and individuals interested in this Residential Tenancy Law Reform proposals.

The next step for this consultation will be the preparation of a summary report that will be published in due course.

We will publicise when the report is ready, so please stay tuned. 

Our Privacy Policy sets the scope and describes how the submitted comments and opinions will be processed, protected, and stored.

Although the consultation has ended you may still feel that you wish to submit a comment or ask a question. You can do so by contacting us:  

  • by email: or, 
  • by post: Residential Tenancy Law consultation, Strategic Housing and Regeneration Team, 19-12 Broad Street, St Helier, JE2 3RR

Updated on 30 June 2023.