Lodging Houses (General Provisions) (Jersey) Order 1962

Revised Edition


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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 theLaw”) 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 to which the Nursing Homes (Jersey) Law 1994[5] applies, and any care home service within the meaning of paragraph 1(2) of Schedule 1 to the Regulation of Care (Jersey) Law 2014[6];

(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.[7]

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).[8]

(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 of level 2 on the standard scale.[9]

4        Fee[10]

(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 £14.35 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.[11]

(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[12]

(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 of level 2 on the standard scale.[13]

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 of level 2 on the standard scale.[14]

7        Citation

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



Table of Legislation History


Year and No


Lodging Houses (General Provisions) (Jersey) Order 1962


1 December 1962

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


29 September 1965

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


20 November 1969

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


7 June 1976

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


1 December 1986

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


1 December 1998

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


1 January 2000

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


1 January 2001

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


1 January 2002

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


1 January 2004

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


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

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


1 January 2005

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


9 December 2005

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


1 January 2006

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


1 December 2007

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


1 December 2008

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


1 December 2010

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


1 December 2011

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


1 December 2012

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


1 December 2013

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


1 December 2014

Lodging Houses (General Provisions) (Amendment No. 20) (Jersey) Order 2015


1 December 2015

Criminal Justice (Miscellaneous Provisions) (Jersey) Law 2016


20 September 2016


Lodging Houses (General Provisions) (Amendment No. 21) (Jersey) Order 2016


1 December 2016

Lodging Houses (General Provisions) (Amendment No. 22) (Jersey) Order 2017


1 December 2017

Regulation of Care (Regulated Activities) (Jersey) Regulations 2018


1 January 2019

Table of Renumbered Provisions








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




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]                                    chapter 20.725

[7] Article 2                    amended by R&O.118/2018

[8] Article 3(1)              amended by R&O.5277, R&O.7602, R&O.108/2000

[9] Article 3(3)              substituted by R&O.5277, amended by R&O.6290, L.1/2016

[10] Article 4                  substituted by R&O.108/2000

[11] Article 4(1)             substituted by R&O.138/2013, amended by R&O.171/2014, R&O.138/2015, R&O.113/2016, R&O.115/2017

[12] Article 5                  inserted by R&O.5277

[13] Article 5(2)             amended by L.1/2016

[14] Article 6                  amended by L.1/2016

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