Home     News    Malta    Careers    Contact Us

   the firm      expertise      people      library      news      malta      careers



Real Estate & Property Law > conditions for buying property in Malta

Conditions for Non-Residents Purchasing Property in Malta


Our Property
Practice Group

Our Property


 property purchases



 property rentals



 property sales

Property Law


 conditions for
 foreign property



 benefits for
 foreign property

  Related Practices:  

Employment Law  

Environment & Planning


Immigration Law



 malta permanent


 compare residence


 visa free travel in the
 Schengen area

Tax Law



An AIP Permit for the Acquisition of Immovable Property will be granted subject to the following conditions:

1. Minimum value of property:

  • Villa or house: €169,850

  • Apartment, flat, maisonette: €101,938

  • if in shell form / unconverted, finish costs included in total amount.

2. Property of historical interest or situated in historical area  cannot be bought. Architect to inspect property and decide whether of historical importance or not. (does not apply to Houses of Character or Farmhouses, which can be bought).

3. Property purchased must be destined:

  • for personal residential use of applicant only
    (private guests may stay when the owner is present)

  • for other purposes approved by Government,

  • for an approved industrial or touristic project, or

  • for any other project or purpose which is considered to contribute to the development of Maltese economy.

4. Documentary evidence of foreign origin of funds transferred to Maltese bank account, satisfactory to Central Bank of Malta, must be produced before signing the final contract.

5. Maximum property that can be purchased in Malta and Gozo: 1

Except in Special Designated Areas e.g. Portomaso (St Julians), Chambray (Gozo), Tigné, Manoel Island and Cottonera – property purchased by company or trust.

6. Resale of property is allowed only to Maltese resident.



Practice Groups:

Art & Cultural Property

Aviation Law

Commercial Law

Company Law

Corporate Services

Employment & Labour

Financial Services

Lotteries & Gaming

Immigration & Relocation


Intellectual Property

Media & Entertainment

Property Law

Public Service

Shipping & Yachts


Technology & Telecoms

Trusts & Estates



Terms of Use      Privacy Policy      Services      Links      Member Login      Malta Law Firm      Client Login      Contact Us

backtop© Chetcuti Cauchi Advocates, Malta. All rights reserved.

     Legal Firm in Malta     Award Winning Malta Law Firm      City Wealth Leading Law Firms in Malta     .

Malta Company Formation - Malta Tax Advisors - Malta Law Firm