Jarvis is single and has lived in a flat in Dundee for many years. He is a member of various clubs and social groups in the city. However, he also own a house in Dunkeld, where he goes walking and fishing most weekends and for longer in the summer holidays. Both dwellings are furnished with his possessions but his doctor, dentist and optician registration are all in Dundee.
Jarvis has two dwellings he lives in that he could call home but his main residence is in Dundee, as this is the place with which he has the closest connection, both in terms of social and functional links and in which he spends the most time.