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Private Residential Leases Act 2019

Overview and scopeThe Private Residential Leases Act has been enacted by virtue of Act No. XXVIII of 2019, hereinafter referred to as "the Act". The object of this Act is to promote the development of the private rented sector by ensuring standards of fairness, clarity and predictability in contractual relations between lessors and lessees, and to safeguard and protect the right to adequate accommodation.ApplicationThe Act shall apply to private residential leases that are entered into or renewed after the entry into force of the Act. This rests on the proviso that leases which were granted after 1st June 1995 and…
Veronica Grixti
20th November 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