Acquisition of Immovable Property by Foreigners

Acquisition of Immovable Property by Foreigners

When a foreigner is purchasing property in Malta, a number of conditions may vary depending on whether the purchaser is an EU or non-EU Citizen as well as whether the property to be purchased is one’s primary residence or a secondary residence, the location and value of the property and the title by which one intends to acquire the property.

In this case one should seek Legal advice to be in a position to understand whether a permit under Chapter 246 of the Laws of Malta is required or not. When a permit is issued, the property purchased cannot be lower than certain minimum thresholds established by the competent Minister from time to time. On the other hand, there are certain properties which lie in special designated areas in which areas one may freely purchasean immovable property without the need for a permit.

The Special Designated Areas are the following:
• Fort Chambray, (Ghajnsielem, Gozo)
• Cottonera Development (Cottonera, Malta)
• Tigne Point (Tigne, Malta)
• Tas-Sellum Residence (Mellieha, Malta)
• Madliena Village Complex (Madliena, Malta)
• Smart City Malta
• Fort Cambridge (Tigne, Malta)
• Ta’ Monita Residence (Marsascala, Malta)
• Pender Place (St. Julians, Malta)
• Metropolis Plaza (Gzira, Malta)
• Kempinski Residences (San Lawrenza, Gozo)
• Vista Point (Marsalforn, Gozo)

Our Service & Commitment at Laferla & Laferla (Notary Malta):
• Advice on one’s position at law with respect to AIP permits
• Applications for AIP Permits
• Follow-up of the application

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