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Rent Reform in Malta: An Overview of the Residential Leases Bill

This article was written by Dr. Zachary Galea and Dr. Dorita Cardona On the 2nd of July 2019, the Residential Leases Bill (Bill No. 91 of 2019) – the 'Bill' – was published in the Government Gazette of Malta (No. 20,223). The aim of this Bill is to bring into force by January 2020 the proposed Residential Leases Act, 2019 – the 'Act' – and to tackle many of the issues faced by lessors and lessees throughout the duration of their contractual periods of lease. The specific objects and reasons of the Bill are to promote the development of the private rented…
Zachary Galea
16th July 2019
Real Estate & Construction

Rent Reform in Malta: An Overview of the Residential Leases Bill

This article was written by Dr. Zachary Galea and Dr. Dorita Cardona On the 2nd of July 2019, the Residential Leases Bill (Bill No. 91 of 2019) – the 'Bill' – was published in the Government Gazette of Malta (No. 20,223). The aim of this Bill is to bring into force by January 2020 the proposed Residential Leases Act, 2019 – the 'Act' – and to tackle many of the issues faced by lessors and lessees throughout the duration of their contractual periods of lease. The specific objects and reasons of the Bill are to promote the development of the private rented…
Zachary Galea
16th July 2019
Real Estate & Construction

Proposal to Reform the Rental Market

This article was written by Dorita Cardona and Joshua Chircop.The Parliamentary Secretariat for Social Accommodation has published a White Paper proposing the setting up of a new regulatory framework (the 'Regulatory Framework') to reform the residential rental market in Malta, referred to as the private rented sector (the 'PRS').RationaleThe White Paper proposes providing both Landlords and Tenants with greater stability, flexibility, security, transparency and predictability in the long-term. There is a clear emphasis on creating a balance between Landlords and Tenants. The White Paper seeks:1. to protect the fundamental rights of Landlords, especially their rights to property, to contractual freedom…
Dorita Cardona
17th October 2018
Real Estate & Construction

Proposal to Reform the Rental Market

This article was written by Dorita Cardona and Joshua Chircop.The Parliamentary Secretariat for Social Accommodation has published a White Paper proposing the setting up of a new regulatory framework (the 'Regulatory Framework') to reform the residential rental market in Malta, referred to as the private rented sector (the 'PRS').RationaleThe White Paper proposes providing both Landlords and Tenants with greater stability, flexibility, security, transparency and predictability in the long-term. There is a clear emphasis on creating a balance between Landlords and Tenants. The White Paper seeks:1. to protect the fundamental rights of Landlords, especially their rights to property, to contractual freedom…
Dorita Cardona
17th October 2018