Inheriting as a minor

8.45.12.L10 Updated on:4 November 2021

Tutelles

The Children’s Property and Tuteurs (Jersey) Law 2016 makes the appointment of a Tuteur mandatory where a minor inherits or receives moveable property valued at £25,000 or more or any immoveable property.

One or more Tuteurs can be appointed to hold joint responsibility, such as both parents.

The tuteur must prepare an inventory and submit annual accounts to the Court.

The Court acts in a supervisory role, can give directions and can discharge Tuteurs.  Permission from the Court is required to sell immoveable property.