One of Countrywide’s high-end brands, Hamptons, has joined in what it calls “a new residential partnership” with an agency on the island of Jersey.
The association with long-standing Channel Islands firm Broadlands will extend Hamptons’ footprint in the British Isles.
"This is an exciting partnership for Hamptons and we welcome the opportunity to help buyers relocate to the beautiful island of Jersey. With so few residencies permitted each year, prospective buyers need an experienced agent who can help them navigate the hurdles to gain residency, but also an agent to pair them with the right home” explains Hamptons managing director Lesley Cairns.
Founded in 1972, Broadlands is described by Hamptons as a “premium” agency, with 12 negotiators led by chief executive Roger Trower.
Trower himself says: "With 90 per cent of all high net worth buyers coming from the UK each year we're thrilled to partner with an agent who has such a strong presence across the water. Jersey is a spectacular place to live and the island's dramatic landscape is home to a varied selection of property options from contemporary sea view beach properties to traditional granite country houses.”
Each year a total of only 20 new residents are permitted to buy on the island.
Last year a campaign called Tax Haven Justice - which wants companies and individuals taxed where they do business, rather than where they are registered - described Jersey as the seventh most “aggressive” tax haven in the world. At the time of the league table being published, the Government of Jersey said it was "fully compliant" with standards set by "independent global bodies”.