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Regulating agents - final day for comments about island regulation

Jersey is calling for views on whether the island’s estate agents should be subject to greater regulation. 

The island’s Economic and International Affairs Scrutiny Panel has extended its call for evidence until next the end of tomorrow. 

Views are requested on three items -


1. How far the lack of requirement for agents to join a professional body, hold a professional qualification, or hold a code of conduct is an issue for consumers;

2. Whether the experience of buying, selling, letting or renting property in Jersey would improve if estate agent staff had to be qualified; and

3. Whether agents should be regulated, or required to follow a code of conduct.

Agents themselves are being invited to comment by emailing scrutiny@gov.je.


Chair of the Economic and International Affairs Scrutiny Panel, Deputy David Johnson, says: "We would like to thank those who have submitted evidence to our review so far, and urge estate agents who have not yet shared their views to get in touch. 

“The question of whether estate agents should undertake a professional qualification or adhere to a code of conduct is one which is important to the public. The more evidence given, the better equipped the Panel will be to assess whether the regulation of Jersey estate agents is necessary or advisable."


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