Jersey States vote against landlord licensing scheme labelled 'biased'

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The newly-formed Jersey Tenants' Forum says too many of the politicians debating and voting on the issue had a financial interest in it. Credit: ITV Channel TV

The group representing tenants in Jersey will make a formal complaint about the government's handling of a debate on landlord licensing.

Politicians voted 24 to 20 against proposals to introduce a scheme, which would be used to inspect properties on a yearly basis to make sure they meet minimum standards.

Now, the newly-formed Jersey Tenants' Forum plans to appeal against that decision, as it says too many of those voting had a "financial interest" in the result.

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