Guernsey Private Residential Landlords Association
to All States Deputies
Proposition No P.2020/30
Proposed Introduction of a General Housing Law
The GPRLA write to you today on behalf of our 254 members representing 1477 units of accommodation in the Island. We request that you do not support the Amendment to the above law for the following reasons.
We’d suggest that tenants who are required to give anyone access to the home they are renting, be it landlord or his contractor/s for any work that need to be done there, should also keep a contact tracing diary.
Such visits are not allowed if either the person visiting or the tenant have had covid-19 symptoms within the last 48 hours, or if anyone in the household is in isolation, or shielding following advice from a medical professional.
The Covid-19 team say
“The Guidance can be read here https://covid19.gov.gg/
We hope that helps, and remember that the covid-19 website contains lots of helpful information if you have any questions.
Latest advice from States of Guernsey on letting 27th April 2020, from gov.gg – the accommodation advice guidance is particularly helpful.
On https://covid19.gov.gg/ live updates
10:00am – 27 April
Lodgers or tenants facing urgent housing difficulties during the COVID-19 outbreak can receive support and advice via a new helpline that has launched today.
First, thank you for your time on Wednesday of this week. This is a challenging time for all of us in our community, and my officers and I very much appreciated your time and your open and constructive approach.
You and your members have an important role in our economy and in our community. Having spoken with many of the Association’s members over the past 48 hours, I know that they – like you – recognise that role.