26 March 2020.
The Jersey Homes Trust is a responsible and compassionate housing provider. We are used to working with those of our tenants who may have financial difficulties from time to time.
During the Coronavirus (Covid-19) crisis we recognise that some tenants will experience delays or interruptions in their income and prompt payment of rental may be affected. In such cases it is important to contact our Managers and to explain the problem. You will find us helpful and understanding.
In all normal circumstances we expect you to continue to pay your rent when it is due.
If you are laid off from work you should contact Customer & Local Services to make a claim for Income Support, which will assist you to pay your rent. Existing Income support claimants should contact Income Support by email Income.firstname.lastname@example.org with details of any change in circumstances.
The Jersey Homes Trust does not intend to evict tenants who go into rent arrears because of Covid-19.
Finally, we are happy to announce that Trustees have decided;
until further notice, the Trust will not implement rental increases that fall due.
Michael Van Neste
Jersey Homes Trust
The Jersey Homes Trust owns and manages 839 homes on 24 estates.
The majority of these are in the town area but several are situated in the countryside.
The site of the Lesquende pleasure park, well known for go-kart racing, before this early development of the Trust, comprising 90 units of mainly 2-bed houses at St Brelade. Residents and visitors enjoy the central village-green inspired gardens.
A well-known feature of the town-scape, occupies the previous site of the Berkshire Hotel (Lilly Langtry pub) and the La Motte Ford Garage. 113 x 1-bed apartments provide a protected environment for senior citizens.
The first development of the Trust, completed in 1996. Situated in a pleasant site close to Trinity Hill, it comprises a single 1-bed, 11 x 2-bed and 3 x 3-bed flats and houses.
Situated in the grounds of the former Sacre Coeur children's home, near Rouge Bouillon, St Helier and comprising 12 x 2-bed apartments.
A more recent development in Ann Street, comprising 32 one and two-bed apartments with basement car-parking.
Another recent development comprising 29 x 3-bed houses and situated in Grouville in the former De la Mare Nursery site. The houses are grouped around central gardens and have good car-parking.
A lovely development of 19 x 3-bed houses at Maufant, (St Martin), completed in 2008.
Another small estate of (mainly) 3-bed houses near the top of Trinity Hill, St Helier and comprising 13 family homes.
Completed in 2018, forming part of the re-development by the Jersey Development Company of the former Jersey College for Girls site in St Helier. 40 apartments, mainly single-bed. Very high quality construction and excellent amenities on site.
Part of an attractive mixed estate reserved for more elderly residents of St Clement and comprising 22 apartments, mainly single-bedded.
A very pleasant small estate of 16 houses at Grouville on the site of the former La Motte Ford garages. Protection for wildlife on the Grouville Marsh behind the development was a Planning requirement.
This estate takes up one side of Cannon Street (from the Parade, St Helier) and consists of 40 apartments, some single-bed and 2-bed, and a house. It has basement car-parking and a rear patio for residents.
Situated in Clarendon Road in St Helier, an earlier development of the Trust, consisting of 7 x 2-bed apartments.
In the news at the time, the Trust was persuaded by Housing President (Corrie Stein) to acquire an existing estate at St Lawrence in order to protect the tenancies of the residents, which were under threat. The estate of flats and houses was dilapidated and lay in the grounds of a converted old manor-house. The Trust has since extensively re-developed the estate, which now comprises 33 units, including 9 houses.
Previous occupiers of this site, a former quarry, were the Postal Headquarters and the Jersey Tobacco Company. Older residents will remember the small tower that symbolised a cigar and occupied a prominent place at the foot of Mont Millais. All the old buildings were demolished and the new exterior buildings now conceal quite spacious central gardens. The estate consists of 45 units of mostly houses and some flats.
Developed by the States of Jersey Housing Department and sold to the Trust on completion, this is a well-known architectural feature at Springfield on the boundary of St. Helier and St Saviour. It comprises 96 x 1-bed and 2-bed apartments.
A recent development comprising 54 units of mainly 3-bed houses on the north edge of the town of St Helier. It offers excellent amenities for families, with extensive car-parking and central gardens.
One of our very early developments, of 6 x 2-bed apartments, part of the estate of houses built at the former Moorestown School site at St Peter.
A very pleasant and recent development of 5 houses at Millbrook, St Lawrence.
This large site at West Park, St Helier, was occupied by a small hotel. We converted the attractive hotel building into flats and constructed a second block of flats in the grounds at the rear. The development now comprises 19 units, 4 of which have 4 or 5 bedrooms.
Close to Howard Davies Park, you might not notice this neat development of 10 apartments.
Situated in Dumaresq Street in St Helier, this was the first property to be acquired by the Trust. It was developed by the States Housing Department and transferred to the Trust soon after the Trust was set up in 1995. It consists of 17 x 2-bed apartments.
This was the site of the the Church of Christ the Scientist, until its closure and sale to the Trust. Situated next to Liberation Court, it was designed to appear to be an extension of that building. Nevertheless, it remains a separately owned and managed property, consisting of 28 apartments, mainly 2-bed and some 3-bed.
Victoria Place and Albert Place was the first major development on the Waterfront in St Helier and, at the time, the largest development in Jersey. Victoria Place comprises 77 apartments owned and managed by the Trust. Albert Place has a similar number of flats, which were sold to first-time buyers. Residents have the amenity of internal gardens and patios and basement car-parking. The development was managed by the Waterfront Enterprise Board with the Trust having a close involvement.