Committee for the Environment & Infrastructure - P.2017/6
The States are asked to decide:-
Whether, after consideration of the policy letter entitled 'The Open Market (Guernsey) Law, 2016, Proposals for the Maintenance of the Open Market Housing Register' dated 19 January 2017, they are of the opinion:-
1.To agree that the Open Market Housing Register should be maintained in electronic form only, and should be available for inspection by the public by way of an on-line search facility accessed from the States of Guernsey website;
2.To agree that the owner of a property inscribed in the Open Market Housing Register should be under a duty to notify the Committee in writing if he intends to effect any alteration to the property, whether structural or by way of change of use, at least seven days before it is proposed that the work commences, together with such information, plans and other documents as may be necessary to illustrate or clarify the alteration; and consequently
3.To direct the preparation of one or more Ordinances in accordance with the provisions of sections 24 and 32 of the Open Market Housing Register (Guernsey) Law, 2016, to give effect to Recommendations 1 and 2 above, including any necessary consequential and incidental provision.
The above Propositions have been submitted to Her Majesty's Procureur for advice on any legal or constitutional implications in accordance with Rule 4(1) of the Rules of Procedure of the States of Deliberation and their Committees.