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Residential Property Transactions

Start date: 08/03/2016

Status: Report in preparation

What is the review about?

This Review Panel has been established to examine the process of domestic property transactions in Jersey. It is currently considering further opportunities to gather views and additional evidence, which it will announce at the earliest opportunity.

Terms of reference

​1. The average length of time that transactions take to progress from offer and acceptance to completion

2. The average time to complete transactions

3. Whether there is evidence of:
• a widespread problem with late failures of transactions
• transactions aborted at a late stage tended to cause one or more parties to incur significant legal and other fees, plus considerable inconvenience
• material negative impact on utility providers and other third parties arising from aborted transactions
• material legal, financial, administrative and other complications remaining unidentified until the final days of a transaction process

4. Whether there are:
• specific bottlenecks affecting the average rate of progress of transactions
• if so, specific options for alleviating such bottlenecks

5. Any other matters relating to the existing system of domestic property transactions, arising through evidence gathered.

Lead officer(s)

Timothy Nicolle Telephone: 01534 441014