Lodging Houses (General Provisions) (Jersey) Order 1962

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Lodging Houses (General Provisions) (Jersey) Order 1962

Revised Edition

05.450.50

Showing the law as at 1 January 2015

This is a revised edition of the law

Lodging Houses (General Provisions) (Jersey) Order 1962

Arrangement

Article

1            Requirements as to registration

2            Exemptions from registration provisions

3            Applications

4            Fee

5            Display of notices

6            Prohibition on double lettings

7            Citation

Supporting Documents

Endnotes

Table of Legislation History

Table of Renumbered Provisions

Table of Endnote References



Lodging Houses (General Provisions) (Jersey) Order 1962[1]

THE HOUSING COMMITTEE, in pursuance of Articles 2, 6 and 19 of the Lodging Houses (Registration) (Jersey) Law 1962,[2] orders as follows –

Commencement [see endnotes]

1      Requirements as to registration

No lodging house shall be registered unless the Minister is satisfied that –

(a)     the lodging house is of solid and substantial construction and in good repair;

(b)     the rooms in the lodging house are adequately ventilated, of reasonable size, have sufficient external window lighting and are so numbered as to make them readily identifiable;

(c)     the lodging house contains facilities for ablutions and water closets, reasonably adequate to the number of persons that can be lodged thereon;

(d)     the lodging house is adequately furnished and equipped;

(e)     the lodging house generally conforms to reasonable standards of cleanliness, orderliness, water supply, sewage disposal, ventilation, safety and general condition;

(f)     reasonable precautions are taken against fire and for the safety of persons in the case of fire;

(g)     the keeper of the lodging house is ordinarily resident in Jersey or, where the keeper is a limited liability company, the company is incorporated in Jersey;

(h)     the lodging house is under the management of a reasonably competent person or persons.[3]

2      Exemptions from registration provisions

Nothing in Article 2 of the Lodging Houses (Registration) (Jersey) Law 1962[4] (hereinafter referred to as the “Law”) shall require the registration of –

(a)     any educational establishment;

(b)     any premises in which lodging for reward at any one time is provided for 5 persons or less;

(c)     any establishment carried on by an organization not conducted for profit;

(d)     any establishment the sole or main object of which is the provision of accommodation for reward for aged persons;

(e)     any nursing home within the meaning of the Nursing and Residential Homes (Jersey) Law 1994;[5]

(f)     any institution, house or home licensed under the Règlement pour la régie et la surveillance des Maisons d’Aliénés Licenciées et pour la protection des Aliénés, confirmed by Order of Her Majesty in Council of the 3rd day of March 1883.

3      Applications

(1)    Every application for the registration or the renewal of the registration of a lodging house under Article 5 of the Law –

(a)     shall be made in such form and manner and be accompanied by such documents as the Minister may from time to time determine;

(b)     shall, for the period of time to which the application relates, contain full details of the charges which the applicant proposes to make for each room and, in the case of a room to be occupied by more than one person, for each such person;

(c)     shall be accompanied by the fee specified in Article 4(1).[6]

(2)    Every such application shall be signed by the keeper of the lodging house, or, if made on behalf of a limited liability company or partnership, by the secretary, manager or other duly authorized officer of the company or a partner of the partnership, as the case may be.

(3)    Any keeper of a lodging house who, without the consent of the Minister, makes any charge in excess of the charges specified as provided in paragraph (1)(b) shall be guilty of an offence and shall be liable to a fine not exceeding £20.[7]

4      Fee[8]

(1)    The fee to accompany an application for registration, or for the renewal of registration, of a lodging house under Article 5 of the Law shall be £13.32 and shall apply in respect of each person aged 5 years and over, multiplied by the maximum number of such persons proposed to be lodged at the lodging house.[9]

(2)    The fee payable under paragraph (1) shall be refunded if the application for registration or renewal, as the case may be, is refused.

5      Display of notices[10]

(1)    It shall be the duty of the keeper of a registered lodging house to keep conspicuously displayed in every registered bedroom a notice –

(a)     giving full details of the charges to be made for the room and, in the case of a room to be occupied by more than one person, for each such person;

(b)     informing the occupant, or occupants as the case may be, of the room, that he, she or they may be evicted without an order of Court; and

(c)     specifying the maximum number of persons that may be accommodated in the room.

(2)    Any person who fails to comply with the provisions of paragraph (1) shall be guilty of an offence and shall be liable to a fine not exceeding £20 and to a further fine not exceeding £20 for each day during which the offence continues.

6      Prohibition on double lettings

Accommodation in a lodging house shall not be so let that any bed is used alternately by different persons, and the keeper of a lodging house who contravenes the provisions of this Article shall be liable to a fine not exceeding £20, or where the offence consists of continuing any such contravention after conviction thereof, £20 together with a further £20 for each day on which it is so continued.

7      Citation

This Order may be cited as the Lodging Houses (General Provisions) (Jersey) Order 1962.



Endnotes

Table of Legislation History



Legislation



Year and No



Commencement



Lodging Houses (General Provisions) (Jersey) Order 1962



R&O.4387



1 December 1962



Lodging Houses (General Provisions) (Amendment) (Jersey) Order 1965



R&O.4719



29 September 1965



Lodging Houses (General Provisions) (Amendment No. 2) (Jersey) (Order) 1969



R&O.5277



20 November 1969



Lodging Houses (General Provisions) (Amendment No. 3) (Jersey) Order 1976



R&O.6290



7 June 1976



Lodging Houses (General Provisions) (Amendment No. 4) (Jersey) Order 1987



R&O.7602



1 December 1986



Lodging Houses (General Provisions) (Amendment No. 5) (Jersey) Order 1998



R&O.9290



1 December 1998



Lodging Houses (Amendment No. 6) (Jersey) Order 1999



R&O.9458



1 January 2000



Lodging Houses (Amendment No. 7) (Jersey) Order 2000



R&O.108/2000



1 January 2001



Lodging Houses (General Provisions) (Amendment No. 8) (Jersey) Order 2001



R&O.166/2001



1 January 2002



Lodging Houses (General Provisions) (Amendment No. 9) (Jersey) Order 2003



R&O.113/2003



1 January 2004



Lodging Houses (General Provisions) (Amendment No. 10) (Jersey) Order 2003



R&O.130/2003



1 January 2004 except Article 2(2) in force 21 November 2003



Lodging Houses (General Provisions) (Amendment No. 11) (Jersey) Order 2004



R&O.127/2004



1 January 2005



States of Jersey (Amendments and Construction Provisions No. 9) (Jersey) Regulations 2005



R&O.49/2005



9 December 2005



Lodging Houses (General Provisions) (Amendment No. 12) (Jersey) Order 2005



R&O.90/2005



1 January 2006



Lodging Houses (General Provisions) (Amendment No. 13) (Jersey) Order 2007



R&O.107/2007



1 December 2007



Lodging Houses (General Provisions) (Amendment No. 14) (Jersey) Order 2008



R&O.121/2008



1 December 2008



Lodging Houses (General Provisions) (Amendment No. 15) (Jersey) Order 2010



R&O.100/2010



1 December 2010



Lodging Houses (General Provisions) (Amendment No. 16) (Jersey) Order 2011



R&O.127/2011



1 December 2011



Lodging Houses (General Provisions) (Amendment No. 17) (Jersey) Order 2012



R&O.117/2012



1 December 2012



Lodging Houses (General Provisions) (Amendment No. 18) (Jersey) Order 2013



R&O.138/2013



1 December 2013



Lodging Houses (General Provisions) (Amendment No. 19) (Jersey) Order 2014



R&O.171/2014



1 December 2014



Table of Renumbered Provisions



Original



Current



1(fa)



1(g)



(g)



(h)



5



repealed by R&O.108/2000; former Article amended by R&O.7602



5A



5



SCHEDULE



repealed by R&O.5277



Table of Endnote References



[1]



This Order has been amended by the States of Jersey (Amendments and Construction Provisions No. 9) (Jersey) Regulations 2005. The amendments replace all references to a Committee of the States of Jersey with a reference to a Minister of the States of Jersey, and remove and add defined terms appropriately, consequentially upon the move from a committee system of government to a ministerial system of government



[2]



chapter 05.450



[3] Article 1



amended by R&O.4719



[4]



chapter 05.450



[5]



chapter 20.725



[6] Article 3(1)



amended by R&O.5277, R&O.7602, R&O.108/2000



[7] Article 3(3)



substituted by R&O.5277, amended by R&O.6290



[8] Article 4



substituted by R&O.108/2000



[9] Article 4(1)



substituted by R&O.138/2013, amended by R&O.171/2014



[10] Article 5



inserted by R&O.5277