Malta Property News

Flat Sharing

Flat Sharing: The Pros and the Cons

At Island Properties, we understand that the Maltese property market can be a crazy scene. With soaring prices for studio and one-bedroom apartments in central and metropolitan areas, finding a property in Malta is overwhelming. So, in order to help our clients tackle this problem, Island Properties now offer flat sharing services in centrally located…

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A Guide to Property Pricing

If you’re contemplating selling your rental property or even thinking of buying the property you’re currently renting out, the first question that may arise is often, “How much should I sell it for in order to have made an investment?” or “How much should I offer the owner in order to have placed a fair…

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The AIP Permit for Non-Residents in Malta

If you’re a non-resident interested in purchasing a property in Malta, there are a number of small, yet important requirements which non-residents need to comply with. Non-EU/Malta residents who wish to acquire property in Malta must obtain a permit for the acquisition of immovable property (AIP). This permit allows non-residents to purchase property in Malta,…

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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 a diligent process in order to ensure that only legitimate and trustworthy applicants acquire Maltese…

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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 to the state when moving into a nursing home will receive a 20% discount. Residents…

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HSBC Supporting the Local Property Market

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 its continuous support to Malta’s real estate market by providing a competitive range of home loans. It was also…

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solhop airport transfer service

Solhop: Airport Transfer Service

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 you’ll never be late. This is why Solhop targets international travellers who demand the very…

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Estate Agents Section

Island Properties joins the 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 MDA, aims to bring together all those who operate an estate, letting or managerial agency…

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Energy Performance Certificate

What is the 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 carbon emitted. There are two ways of rating the energy level, depending on the type…

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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 how this scheme will encourage property owners, that own such properties, to work on their…

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