Royal Court of Jersey
Registration of hereditary contracts in the
effect from the date of this Practice Direction, contracts of sale, gift,
transfer, partage, lease, licence of Immovable property apart from:
transfer of immovable property by reason of an order made by the Court under
Article 28 of the Matrimonial Causes (Jersey) Law 1949 or Article 48 of the
Civil Partnership (Jersey) Law 2012;
transfer of the matrimonial home or civil partnership home;
transfer of immovable property originally purchased under Article 1(1)(j) of
the Housing (General Provisions) (Jersey) Regulations 1970; and
agreed by the Judicial Greffier under Article 6 of the Stamp Duties and Fees
(Jersey) Law 1998, registered in the Public Registry
contain the ‘prix d’argent’ (price paid) pursuant to
the Code of 1771 or cash equivalent or estimated value as appropriate to the
nature of the contract.
the price paid or cash equivalent stated in such a contract is less than the
gross value as defined in Article 1 of the Stamp Duties and Fees (Jersey) Law
1998, where gross value is the basis upon which the Judicial Greffier is
required to calculate the stamp duty payable, then the purchaser must file with
the Public Registry evidence of the gross value at the same time as filing a
contract for approval by the Royal Court.
Practice Direction will come into effect with immediate effect.