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Press releases and law firm thought leadership

This page is dedicated to keeping readers informed of the latest news and thought leadership articles from law firms across the globe.

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Redemption of Government-owned Land held under a Title of Revisable Perpetual Emphyteusis

September 2019 - Real Estate & Property. Legal Developments by GVZH Advocates.

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On 27th August, Legal Notice 216 of 2019 was published, which grants any person who holds a property of the Government or of the Lands Authority, under a title of revisable perpetual emphyteusis, the right to request the Authority to redeem that property at any time.

Proposal to Establish New Building and Construction Regulator

November 2018 - Real Estate & Property. Legal Developments by Mamo TCV Advocates.

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A White Paper has been published proposing the setting up of a new regulator to consolidate the building and construction industry.

Tower Crane Passing over Airspace Owned by a Third Party

November 2018 - Real Estate & Property. Legal Developments by Mamo TCV Advocates.

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The passing of a tower crane over third party airspace is an invasion of such party’s airspace but it is not necessarily prohibited.

Proposal to Reform the Rental Market

November 2018 - Real Estate & Property. Legal Developments by Mamo TCV Advocates.

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A White Paper has been published proposing a reform of the residential rental market in Malta.

Investing in Malta- A Property Almanac

Malta has long gained a reputation for a high standard of living with a Mediterranean flair. With the introduction of various programmes related to the attainment of citizenship or residency, many foreign investors have eyed the island as an ideal European solution for immigration purposes with vast potential for stable investment in real estate. In this article Dr Maria Chetcuti Cauchi presents an analysis of the real estate market and laws through 2015 and 2016, with a view of giving an exposition of the process for property acquisition and resale.


Old Regime for Malta’s Taxation from Immovable property

Prior to 1 January 2015, in Malta, gains realized on the transfer of immovable property were taxed either at a final tax of 12% on transfer value or in certain instances tax was levied on the gain at the rate of 35%, or in the case of individuals at the applicable progressive tax rates.  The 2015 Malta budget however contains measures to replace these provisions, although the previous regime continues to apply for transfers of immovable property which were notified to the Commissioner for Revenue through a promise of sale or transfer notice by 17 November 2014. This is a somewhat contentious move in that a fixed tax on the consideration received on a transfer cannot be deemed to be a tax on capital gains but is more akin to a duty.

The legislation to enact these proposals has still not been approved by the Maltese Parliament, however the proposals are as follows:

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