Receiver General

About HM Receiver General

His Majesty’s Receiver General is appointed by His Majesty The King to administer the affairs of the Crown’s estate in Jersey. This estate comprises of:

  • land
  • buildings
  • rights to various sources of income arising in the Island and its offshore reefs

The Receiver General is responsible for:

  • maintaining the value of the Crown Estate in the Island
  • promoting and defending the historical rights, titles and estates of the Crown in the Island
  • providing benefit to the people of Jersey, including making a significant payment to the States of Jersey each year

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The current Receiver General’s term office will expire in October 2032 and a formal process of recruitment will take place earlier in the year. Anyone wishing to learn more about the role of His Majesty’s Receiver General should contact Alan Blair on 441702 or

Receiver General jurisdiction

Her Majesty’s Receiver General in Jersey deals with escheat and bona vacantia where the property in question is situated in Jersey.

The Receiver General may also claim on behalf of the Crown in Jersey bona vacantia (wherever situated) that belonged to a deceased Jersey person or a dissolved Jersey registered company.

However, in these two cases it may be that the relevant authorities in the jurisdiction in which the property is located will have a better claim upon it. This information is provided for guidance only. Interested parties are advised to rely upon their own legal advice.

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