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What is the Individual Investor Programme?

What is the Individual Investor Programme

The Individual Investor Programme is designed to attract talented, enterprising and business-connected applicants to the Maltese Islands. This is the first citizenship programme in the European Union to be recognized by the European Commission. To apply, applicants must pass through…

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New Scheme for Social Housing Residents

New Scheme for Social Housing Residents

Elderly residents who live in social housing can now obtain a 20% discount on nursing home costs with the new government scheme. A new, voluntary scheme launched last Monday stated that social housing residents who choose to return their home…

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HSBC Supporting the Local Property Market

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Last February, Island Properties was invited to attend a networking event for real estate agents at the Hilton’s Spinola Suite, organised by HSBC. HSBC’s Head of Retail Banking and Wealth Management, Daniel Robinson, stated that HSBC will continue to offer…

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Solhop: Airport Transfer Service

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If you’re after a reliable private taxi and minibus airport transfer service, look no further than Solhop. As a traveller, it’s important to feel confident that the airport transfer service of your choice will be there on time and that…

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Island Properties joins the Estate Agents Section

Estate Agents Section

What is the Estate Agents Section? Last February, Island Properties joined a team of around 70 other local estate agent offices to form the Estate Agents Section (EAS) within the Malta Developers’ Association (MDA). This new division, formed by the…

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What is the Energy Performance Certificate?

Energy Performance Certificate

The Energy Performance Certificate The Energy Performance Certificate, or EPC, is a compulsory rating of energy for dwellings and non-dwellings. The concept of this rating is very similar to the labels found on electrical appliances which determine the levels of…

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Introduction of Property Restoration Grant

Introduction of Property Restoration Grant

”Nikru biex Nassistu” (Rent & Aid) Property Scheme The introduction of a new property restoration grant has been issued by the Malta Housing Authority, with scheme involving the restoration of unused and abandoned buildings. Housing Parliamentary Secretary Roderick Galdes spoke about…

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Celebrating Carnival in Malta & Gozo

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Carnival in Malta & Gozo   February brings along with it Carnival, one of our archipelago’s oldest festivities. This one harking back to the rule of the Knights of the Order of Saint John. Carnival in Malta and Gozo has…

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BOV Home Assist

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BOV Home Assist New ‘BOV Home Assist’ loan scheme to further increase the number of eligible applicants. The Parliamentary Secretariat for Social Accommodation in conjunction with Bank of Valletta (BOV) have launched an affordable home loan scheme, the second of…

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Malta & the Maltese Islands; Facts & Stats

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The Maltese Islands were, just a decade ago, best known as a holiday destination. However, over recent years, the country has sought to diversify its economy beyond tourism by promoting a range of sectors and activities. With an area of…

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