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What is a Caveat?

A mechanism for preventing the making of a grant.

Can I lodge a caveat?

You must have an interest in the moveable estate of a deceased person and wish to oppose the making of a grant.

What grounds do you need to lodge a Caveat?

Seek legal advice with regards to the merit of lodging a Caveat.

You need an address in Jersey for service. The address of a legal firm may be used.

How do I lodge a Caveat?

  • Advocate or Solicitor
  • Lodged in person

If lodged in person, the individual must give reasons for the Caveat when filing the relevant document and fee.


£80 in Court Stamps.

How long is a Caveat effective for?

Effective for six months from the date it is lodged with the Judicial Greffe.

It can be renewed in writing or before the expiry date.  This will cost an additional £80 in Court stamps.

Can I lift Caveat during six month period?

You can withdraw by writing to the Registrar of Probate, Judicial Greffe within the six-month period or let the Caveat lapse at the end of the six-month period.

Estates with Caveat placed on it

Click here to access the current list of Caveats in place.

If you wish to lodge a Caveat on Jersey real estate

Please contact the Public Registry, Judicial Greffe.


Judicial Greffe                                   

Tel: +44 1534 441300


Judicial Greffe
Royal Court House
Royal Square
St Helier
Jersey, JE1 1JG