New housing and work law legislation

The Control of Housing and Work (Jersey) Law 2012 is expected to be brought into force on 29 April this year. Essentially, the Law is to provide a single statute, replacing the Housing (Jersey) Law 1949 and the Regulation of Undertakings and Development (Jersey) Law 1973, to regulate two fundamental issues, namely who can work here and who can live here.

All Jersey residents will be categorised as one of the following:

- Entitled. Entitled status will apply to:

(i) Jersey-born persons who have completed 10 years’ aggregate ordinary residence in the Island;

(ii) persons who have completed 10 years’ continuous ordinary residence in the Island commencing before their 16th birthday;

(iii) persons who arrived in Jersey before their 20th birthday, have completed 10 years’ aggregate ordinary residence in the Island before their 40th birthday and have a parent who is Entitled at the time of completing the 10 years’ aggregate ordinary residence;

(iv) persons who were not born in the Island and have completed 10 years’ continuous ordinary residence;

(v) persons granted Entitled status on social and/or economic grounds (i.e. the equivalent of 1(1)(k) status);

(vi) persons granted Entitled status on the basis of hardship…

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