22 September 2021
Islanders registered on the Band 5 waiting list for assisted purchase have until Friday 1 October to return a consent form, otherwise it will be deemed that assisted purchase support is no longer required and the application will be removed from the waiting list.
People on other bands are not affected by this deadline.
Those on the Band 5 waiting list have been contacted multiple times regarding the transfer to Andium Homes. Consent must be provided to allow the Gateway to pass on the application details to the new provider.
Following a recommendation in the Review of Access to Social Housing, a decision was made by the Minister for Housing and Communities to transfer the administration of assisted purchase to Andium Homes who are experienced in dealing with the purchase of affordable homes.
Minister for Housing and Communities, Deputy Russell Labey, said: "I would like to urgently remind those Islanders who are registered for Band 5 assisted purchase to ensure the consent form is returned before Friday 1 October, otherwise it will be understood that support is no longer required and the application will be removed.
"We have written to all Islanders on the Band 5 waiting list on several occasions but have only had a 57% response rate so far. If any Islanders have not received an email, please contact the Affordable Housing Gateway S.HousingGateway@gov.je so that we can get the matter resolved swiftly."