Housing Markets on Guernsey

Guernsey offers a wide range of attractive properties to suit all lifestyles, from traditional Anglo-Norman rural retreats to modern apartments and stunning town houses.

Due to the size of the island and the density of the population, there are strict controls on who may occupy dwellings in Guernsey.

The island’s affluence and limited stock of land means that house prices compare with the wealthier parts of the south-east of England.

There are two housing markets: the Local Market and the Open Market. The majority of properties on the island are Local Market, which can only be occupied by locally-qualified residents or licence holders.

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Open Market properties are available for purchase and occupation by anyone with the right of abode in the UK or an EU member state. There are far fewer Open Market properties (approximately 1,700) available and they are generally more substantial dwellings that command higher prices than their Local Market counterparts.

For more information contact Guernsey’s leading estate agent, Swoffers, for the largest range of available properties. We offer the best advice to help you through every stage: whether you are buying a property on the island, selling your home or moving to Guernsey.

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With over 50 years of experience, Swoffers are Guernsey’s largest and most established estate agent and your team of property professionals.

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Document Duty
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(Additional Residence Duty* )
You also need to factor in legal fees, court, Greffe, registration and bond fees which are variable depending on the size, nature and complexity of the purchase. *Properties purchased that are not utilised as a primary residence will incur an additional 2% document duty.

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