Propertymark held it’s Jersey Reginal Meeting 1st March at Best Western Royal Hotel. The insightful afternoon was filled with interesting speakers.
The afternoon started off with a welcome from Gill Hunt the Propertymark Regional Executive. Gill provided her insight into the market and the current hurdles it is facing, she touched on the increase of stamp duty on second properties, and the effect the increase in interest rates is causing on the market.
President, Stephen McCarron followed with an update on Propertymark’s activities, he explained what he has achieved during his time as President and what the remainder of his presidency holds.
Clare Yates then taught us that the best way to deal with difficult people is to prevent them becoming difficult in the first place. Easier said than done when your customers are in an emotionally charged process of buying and selling homes worth hundreds of thousands of pounds. She provided tips, for simple ways you can keep your customers calm and respond positively to any complaints.
Stuart Young provided an update on the UK Government’s plans for how digital identities are to be done and the standards to be adopted. He also went over the additional standards for the MyIdentity trust scheme.
The afternoon finished with a talk from Advocate Jeff O'Boyle, who explained some of the nuances of Jersey property law. He explored some of the oddities that arise from an ancient legal system that pre-dates Jersey's separation from France in 1204.