Population Management Implementation, GPRLA – The Masters Series

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Mike Tidd, the Project Manager of the Population Management Implementation, States of Guernsey would like to advise the members of the GPRLA that for all those interested in Population Management issues for Guernsey, that members should register their interest in the link located below.

Click For FREE tickets to attend …

This Masterclass will introduce landlords to:

  • the differing types of Employment Related/Resident Permit(s) that they may encounter when the Population Management Law comes into force on 3 April 2017
  • the accommodation type that these documents entitle the holder to occupy, and
  • the landlord’s responsibilities in ensuring that they check a prospective tenant’s documentation prior to providing them with accommodation.

Time: Tuesday, 19 July 2016 from 19:30 to 20:30 (BST).

Location: Beau Sejour, Cambridge Room – Beau Sejour, GY1 2DL St Peter Port .

The Guernsey Landlords Council look forward to seeing YOU there!

GPRLA AGM. Monday 20 June 2016

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Open meeting at 7.30pm prior to AGM
( Guest speaker Graham Guille ex Vice-chairman of Housing Department)

Tenth Annual General Meeting
Monday 20 June 2016 at 8pm
At Guernsey Yacht Club
Castle Emplacement

AGENDA

Apologies for absence

1) To approve the Minutes of the ninth AGM of 22 June 2015

2) Matters arising

3) Council Reports

Chair’s Report
Honorary Treasurer’s Report

4) Celebrate the Association’s 10th birthday.

5) Committee Proposals (None)

6) Members Proposals (None)

7) Election of Officers and Members of Council:-

Chair
Vice Chair
Honorary Secretary
Honorary Treasurer
Membership Secretary
Website Master
Email Monitor
Ordinary Members of Council

8) Any other business and discussion forum

GPRLA Open Meeting, Annual General Meeting and 10th Birthday !

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In accordance with the Constitution of The Guernsey Private Residential Landlords Association (GPRLA), I hereby give formal notice of our forthcoming Annual General Meeting (AGM) to be held at Guernsey Yacht Club, Castle Emplacement, St Peter Port on Monday 20 June 2016, commencing at 8pm.  In addition to the formal part of the evening, your Council has arranged for an Open Meeting with a guest speaker prior to the AGM.  This part of the evening will commence at 7.30pm sharp. The speaker will be Graham Guille who was deputy minister of Housing during his last term in the States. He will be talking about the current state of housing in Guernsey.

I do hope you will be able to attend both the AGM and the Open Meeting, and help us celebrate our 10th birthday.  The evening will also provide an opportunity for Members to meet Council members and to discuss any recent experiences and/or concerns that the GPRLA may be able to address in the forthcoming year.  Refreshments will be available.

As always, we are hoping to increase the number of Members to sit on Council.  Over the last year, your Council has been meeting monthly, normally on a Monday or Tuesday at 5.30pm.  I would be most grateful if Members would seriously consider offering themselves for election.  Professional experience is not necessary and it is a great way of learning more about the Association.  Should you wish to know more about Council matters, please contact me on 07781 115 585 or Les Bouleaux, Rohais de Bas, St Andrews, Guernsey GY6 8YZ.

Subscriptions are due now for the coming year, June 2016 to end May 2017, and those postal members who do not pay by Standing Order are asked to bring along a cheque for payment of your subscription to the AGM, or post your cheque to Membership Secretary GPRLA, PO Box 295, St Peter Port, Guernsey, GY1 3RU.  Subscription is £25 per annum (or £20 for those members who pay by Standing Order).  If you pay by standing order or have already paid your subs for the coming year, ignore this.

It is important to keep your contact information with us up to date, particularly your email address if you have one, so if any of your data has changed please let us know via the website or email gprlasecretary@suremail.gg, or phone our Membership Secretary Michele Trott on 07781 192491.

I really look forward to seeing as many Members as possible on the 20 June.  Should you have friends or colleagues who you believe may benefit from membership then please feel free to bring them along to the Open Meeting and should they wish to join, membership application forms will be available to complete ahead of the AGM which they are welcome to attend (but not vote until their Membership has been formally accepted).

Any member who wishes to bring an Agenda item at the AGM under Any Other Business must give not less than fourteen clear days’ notice in writing to the GPRLA Secretary: GPRLA, PO Box 295, St. Peter Port, Guernsey, GY1 3RU.

The Agenda for the tenth AGM and Minutes of the ninth AGM held on 22 June 2015 will be available on the Website.

A special item this year is to celebrate our 10th birthday.

Yours sincerely

Jeff Guilbert
GPRLA Chairman

Guernsey’s Housing Dynamics And The Need For Housing Reform

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For all those that Care about Guernsey’s future – the housing dynamics and the need for housing reform.

Some of your Guernsey Private Residential Landlords’ Association representatives were attendees at this meeting. For those of you that are interested in thi topic but could not attend in person here is the video clip of the event held at St. James.

The economy and Housing are key issues at the impending April Guernsey election, please help us by doing the following; raise these issues with ALL the candidates, promote the housing issues and ask them what they will they do to instill more confidence back into the housing market. FTBs, Guernsey Landlords and Help for Housing are all important economic drivers.

Professor Whitehead’s Powerpoint presentation slides are available upon email request for your information.
Thank you for your time and attention.

Yours faithfully

Strategic Development Partnership
Construction Industry Forum
Guernsey Property Forum

Guernsey Landlords, Can You help Us?

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Guernsey Prison Ad

Guernsey Prison Ad

Are you a local landlord interested in working alongside the Probation Service and “Guernsey Caring for Ex-Offenders” in supporting vulnerable ex-offenders as they are released from prison?

  • Finding suitable accommodation can be a significant factor in offenders attaining a certain degree of stability from which to develop other good behaviours such as employment, education and purposeful activity. However, finding suitable accommodation for offenders is very difficult (even more so given the lack of affordability in the housing market available to the population generally).

  • The Prison & Probation Services are looking to work in partnership with supportive landlords who would be prepared to give ex-offenders the opportunity to prove that they can be responsible tenants and abide by the terms of a rental lease. The ex-offenders will have continued support in the community from the charity “Guernsey Caring For Ex-Offenders” and the Probation Service.

  • The Governor of Guernsey Prison and the Chief Probation Officer would like to invite you to an event held at the prison so that you can meet the team who work extremely hard to assist offenders in their resettlement and to learn more about our initiatives.

Date: Thursday 5th May 2016

Time: 6pm

Venue: Guernsey Prison

If you would like to know more or would be interested in attending this event, please contact either of the following:

Kerry Tardif on 240074 or Kerry.tardif@gov.gg

Mary Herve on 07781 124052 or gcfeo@suremail.gg

GPRLA Open Meeting On 9 March 2016

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GPRLA Open Meeting Wednesday 9th March 2016

19.0021.00

At Guernsey Yacht Club, Castle Emplacement

Dear Member
 
We are holding an open meeting on Wednesday 9 March 2016, from 7 till 9 pm at Guernsey Yacht Club, Castle Emplacement.  There will be 2 guest speakers, Rosemary Brown and Andrew Ozanne each followed by Q+A sessions.  

Rosemary is from the Supplementary Benefit section of Social Security and will give an overview of changes proposed by the Social Welfare Benefits Investigation Committee.  Also she will give a few tips on how best to work with the department when your tenant is a claimant.

Andrew is an Arbitrator and will talk about Arbitration and Petty Debts, how they work, and the benefits of one over the other.

Refreshments will be available. 
 
I do hope you will be able to attend.  The evening will also provide an opportunity for Members to meet Council members and to discuss any recent experiences and/or concerns that the GPRLA may be able to address.  

Your Council are keen for you to share your thoughts on any aspects of the association, and so will provide a comments form for you to complete, either at the meeting, or to take away and complete at home and post to us at GPRLA, PO Box 295, St Peter Port, Guernsey, GY1 3RU.

It is important to keep your contact information with us up to date, particularly your email address, so if any of your data has changed please let us know via the Contact Us page on the website, or phone our Membership Secretary Michele Trott on 07781 192491, or post to us at GPRLA, PO Box 295, St Peter Port, Guernsey, GY1 3RU.

I really look forward to seeing as many Members as possible on the 9 March.  Should you have friends or colleagues who you believe may benefit from membership then please feel free to bring them along.  Should they wish to join, membership application forms will be available to complete 
  
Yours sincerely
Jeff Guilbert
GPRLA Chairman

GPRLA Chairman To Be Interviewed By ITV Channel News On Rentals ….

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ITV Channel Islands News has approached Jeff Guilbert, the Chairmain of the Guernsey Landlords (“GPRLA”) for his views on the Guernsey market.

Tonight Channel Island News are doing a story about proposals by Jersey States to tighten up legislation for landlords and tennants in the the private rented property market.

This is especailly interesting as the article will compare Guernsey and Jersey.
If you are able to watch please tune in tonight at 18.00 for ITV Channel News!!!

Open Market Sector To Be Debated By The States On Wed, 29 July 2015

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Open Market Sector To Be Debated By The States On Wed, 29 July 2015

A cloud has hung over the open market housing sector in Guernsey for a number of years in the knowledge that this topic was due to be discussed by the States Of Deliberation in the Bailiwick of Guernsey in a forthcoming debate.

This proposed legislation has affected the sales of Open Market properties by individuals wishing to hold investments of this type of housing. It has impacted the duty collected by the States of Guernsey and affected the perceived retention in value for potential investors amongst other things,

On Wednesday, 29 July 2015 this topic will be discussed by the States of Guernsey. The contents of which are detailed below:

Click For Open Market Discussion Comments From Other Interested Parties …

To download and obtain a full copy of the Billet please click below to be directed towards the States of Guernsey’s own website.

States Of Guernsey Billet XIV in Full

This subject is important not only to our members but also to others directly or indirectly affected by this proposed draft of legislation being discussed on Wednesday, 29 July 2015.

Updates will appear here on the Guernsey Landlords website in due course.

GuernseyLandlords – Continuously Upgrading The Housing Stock In The Bailiwick Of Guernsey Since 2006 !!

The Availability of Guernsey Rental Properties Has Grown ….

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EXCITING NEW FEATURE OF OUR WEBSITE!

The Guernsey Private Residential Landlords’ Association (the “GPRLA”) have been providing and building on the supply of quality accommodation in Guernsey since 2006.

Recently, the GPRLA has decided to be more proactive with showing prospective tenants in Guernsey a choice from what is currently available.

As of 30 June 2015, there is now an All Property section on the website that covers not only what the GPRLA Landlords can offer, but also what local estate agents can offer too. Collectively, this can provide access to more than 1,001+ rental properties within Guernsey.

The properties published are available with photos, a brief resume and are listed for 14 days, for a nominal fee. There is a traffic light system on the page showing the availability of these properties.

So, check out the ‘All Property’ page today! Click to find Guernsey rental properties

Over time this new feature will gather moment with new listings happening daily.

Enjoy, you may wish to save this site amongst your favourites!

Yours sincerely
For and on behalf of the Guernsey Private Residential Landlords’ Association LBG

Michele Trott (Mrs)
Membership Secretary

Guernseylandlords – Improving the housing stock of the Bailiwick of Guernsey since 2006

GPRLA Open Meeting and Annual General Meeting

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Monday 22 June 2015

GPRLA Open Meeting and Annual General Meeting

In accordance with the Constitution of The Guernsey Private Residential Landlords Association (GPRLA), notice is hereby given of our forthcoming Annual General Meeting (AGM) to be held at The Cotils, St Peter Port, commencing at 8pm.

In addition to the formal part of the evening, the Council has arranged for an Open Meeting with a guest speaker prior to the AGM.

This part of the evening will commence at 7.30pm sharp.

The speaker will be our Webmaster, Adrian Boulton, and he will be giving a demo of our Website including a new feature to allow us to advertise our properties for rent.

The evening will also provide an opportunity to meet Council members and to discuss any recent experiences and/or concerns that the GPRLA may be able to address in the forthcoming year.

As always, we like to encourage new members to join.

You can print out a Membership Application Form from the Website.

Membership Application Forms will also be available to complete at the Open Meeting at 7.30pm.

If you are also interested in sitting on the Council then please make yourself known to a Council member.

GPRLA Open Meeting To The Public and Annual General Meeting

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Monday 22 June 2015

GPRLA Open Meeting and Annual General Meeting

In accordance with the Constitution of The Guernsey Private Residential Landlords Association (GPRLA), notice is hereby given of our forthcoming Annual General Meeting (AGM) to be held at The Cotils, St Peter Port, commencing at 8pm.

In addition to the formal part of the evening, the Council has arranged for an Open Meeting with a guest speaker prior to the AGM.

This part of the evening will commence at 7.30pm sharp.

The speaker will be our Webmaster, Adrian Boulton, and he will be giving a demo of our Website including a new feature to allow us to advertise our properties for rent.

The evening will also provide an opportunity to meet Council members and to discuss any recent experiences and/or concerns that the GPRLA may be able to address in the forthcoming year.

As always, we like to encourage new members to join.

You can print out a Membership Application Form from the Website.

Membership Application Forms will also be available to complete at the Open Meeting at 7.30pm.

If you are also interested in sitting on the Council then please make yourself known to a Council member.