Policy - Law
Online Property Register
We are living in a digital age and Jersey is making great strides
and innovation in digital jersey.
I would like to see an online portal that can be developed to
provide the general public and property professionals with
online access to official copies of a Jersey Land Registry Title
and Title Plans, as well as many other conveyancing searches.
Land Registry Searches are the main source of property and
land information and reveal ownership, mortgages, charges,
boundaries, covenants, easements, maintenance liabilities,
house prices and much more.
Online searches could be made at a modest charge for
professionals and the public.
By using an online service, you will be able to quickly obtain
official copies of Title Registers and Title Plans. A wide range of
other documents and searches could be available via an online
portal, such as Index Map Searches and Old Property Deeds.
The majority of documents and searches could be provided at
Why do we not have a property and land registry? Every time a
property is purchased in Jersey the lawyers have to repeat all
the work that has been completed by the lawyer before them
and so on until the first title was ever drawn up on that
particularly property. So imagine the work it takes to complete
on an old Jersey farmhouse. This online portal would mean
that transaction times would be shorter legal costs lower.
Purchase a house any day of the week not just a Friday
Self-explanatory we should be able to buy a property any
day of the week not just a Friday!
Lets imagine the scenario, you have packed up your property,
the deliver van has arrived and is loading up your home in to
their van. You arrive to court and there is a minor glitch…your
property does not complete. You have to wait for a whole week
to finish the transaction.
In 2016 this is not good enough. Not to mention the stress and
anxiety caused to all parties involved in the transaction.
Online registrations & Voting
Speaking to our young millennials, they have been brought up
in our digital world. They do not want to come in to a parish hall
and register to vote. They expect and want to do this online. We
all do online banking now so why not registrations. This should
apply to new vehicle registrations, insurances, dog licenses. Our
parish’s need to be brought up to 2016 standards and digitised.
Elections would become much simpler and quicker and more
efficient. Results would be 100% accurate. It would eliminate
the large counting operations after the polling stations close for
Electors can have the option of voting digitally at polling
stations or from their digital devices. This in turn would also
most certainly return a higher percentage of voters.
We need to stop voter apathy and give people especially our
young adults what they want.
Funded initial consultation for mental health referrals
Powers for Police / Centeniers / lawyers to refer adults and
youths to a GP where they can get adequate assessment
and referral to Mental Health services and this initial
consultation should be free.
In my role as a Centenier the most upsetting thing is when I see
people who are at the worst point of their lives and as a
consequence find themselves entering the judicial system.
I am not a Doctor but there are times when it breaks my heart
to see people so vulnerable and upset and stressed and
depressed. I have often suggested to them about seeing their
GP and I have had instances where they have said they can’t
afford to go to their Doctor to get the referral.
This is real issue and we are a poor society if we can’t look after
people in this lowest point of their lives. Not to be able to afford
to see the GP for mental health assessment is unacceptable.
This could be funded by joint government spending and
I also believe that this would bring down the crime level on our
Equality in Divorce
Updating income tax return forms
Manpower returns once a year not every 6 months
Less government bureaucracy
Update laws to be inline with the UK
New laws on new crimes, e.g. revenge porn,
forwarding private images to social media