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Friday, October 07, 2016

Mysterious Għar Lapsi balcony is set in stone - No evidence to issue enforcement order, says PA

A close up of the concrete balcony captured by Planning Authority staff during a recent inspection.


A ‘mysterious’ concrete balcony protruding from the Għar Lapsi coastal cliffs enjoying unobstructed views of Filfla is there to stay, as according to the planning watchdog there is no “solid evidence” to issue an enforcement order.

Completely concealed from land, the structure is only visible from the sea. It was flagged a few weeks ago by environmentalist Alan Deidun, who posted a photo on his Facebook account.
While questioning the legality of what he sarcastically described as “a room with a view” he questioned if this was yet another audacious attempt to have a property in a privileged location.

A close up of the concrete balcony captured by Planning Authority staff during a recent inspection.
“Seems like constructions within cliffs themselves have become the next frontier,” he remarked.
Comments below Prof. Deidun’s post claimed that the ‘balcony’ was connected to nearby boathouses next to the Għar Lapsi public convenience.

This newspaper asked with the Planning Authority to verify if the structure was covered by a development permit and if an enforcement order had been ever issued.
In his reply, a PA spokesman noted that the options available were limited as the development might have been there for decades, possibly before 1967.  By law, structures build before this cut-off date which are visible on the 1967 aerial photos are considered legal, regardless of their location.

The ‘mysterious’ Għar Lapsi coastal cliff balcony as seen from a distance. Photo: Facebook


Read the full article on The Times of Malta (Published October 7, 2016)

Thursday, October 06, 2016

Well-preserved 18th-century ruin, standing in isolation: The Devil’s Farmhouse in Malta

The Devil’s Farmhouse, also known in Maltese as “Ir-Razzett tax-Xitan”, and officially as “Ir-Razzett Tax-Xjaten” (“The Farmhouse of the Devils,” or “The Devils’ Farmhouse”), is an 18th-century farmhouse in Mellieha, Malta, built by the Order of St. John to be used as a horse stable. According to a national Maltese myth, however, the farmhouse was actually built by the devil, a tale from which it derives its historic name.

The whole complex of the farm

















The building has a simple and modest vernacular architecture, with slit windows, that function as ventilators, and waterspouts. It has no inscriptions or symbols to provide further information about its use apart from some roman numbers (i.e. I, II, III) that were inscribed when it was converted to a farmhouse. These are found on the walls and woods, and record the sale of products....

Seen from L-Ghar ta’ Zamberat (Ta’ Zamberat’s Cave)

























Read the full article on The Vintage News.



























Paceville mega-projects will generate 2 million cubic metres of construction waste

Increase in construction activity to result in vast quantities of construction-waste which would increase pressure to use this material for land reclamation projects which will only be viable if more apartments are built on reclaimed sea.

























The nine-mega developments in Paceville are expected to create between one and two million cubic metres of construction waste - more than the total amount of construction waste dumped in a single year.
The amount could increase further with the excavation of a tunnel proposed under regional road earmarked for after 2018.
Altogether, the nine Paceville developments included in the master plan will create 1.17 million square metres of new ground space set on different floors-which is nine times that of the combined Mriehel and Sliema towers approved by the Planning Authority in August.
The two projects - which have a combined gross floor area of 135,149 square metres - will together generate 276,115 cubic metres of excavation waste.
Although a direct comparison can’t be made due to variations in geology and parking requirements, a conservative estimate, confirmed by experts in the field, indicates that development in Paceville will generate around two million cubic metres of construction waste.
A report by the Environment Resources Authority described the amount of construction waste from the Sliema Townsquare project as a major impact, because the 109,215 cubic metres of construction waste from this project amounts to 7.7% of the annual amount of construction waste dumped in Malta.
With more high-rise developments - all of which require excavations for underground parkings - expected at Mriehel, Tigne, Qawra and Gzira the situation could reach unsustainable proportions. The situation would worsen further if a tunnel is developed connecting Malta to Gozo.
Sources in both the Planning Authority confirmed that the vast quantities of construction waste generated by these mega projects will increase political pressures for land reclamation projects like the ones being proposed in Portomaso in St Julian’s and Jerma in Marsascala.
Land reclamation using construction and demolition waste was already proposed as a solution in 2006 by the previous administration during a similar construction boom but a study conducted by British consultancy Scott Wilson concluded that this was not economically feasible due to large financial cost involved.

Land reclamation 

According to the report these costs can only be redeemed through large-scale real estate development in ecologically sensitive areas. In this way land reclamation would fuel even more construction activity.
Surprisingly this resource problem is completely overlooked in the master plan for Paceville which proposes nine sites for high rise developments in Paceville and a land reclamation project over 38,700 square metres of reclaimed land which will include buildings rising up to 15 floors.
The master plan simply states that excavation, construction and demolition wastes are disposed at 16 permitted spent quarries.
But a study commissioned by the Planning Authority in 2007 concluded that no space would be left for construction waste to be dumped in Malta’s disused quarries by 2020. Malta could have gained some more years because of a drastic decline in the amount of construction waste, from 1.3 million tons in 2008 to just 300,000 tonnes in 2009, may have given Malta more time.  But with construction activity booming again space in disused quarries may run out sooner.
Another option is to dump construction waste in the sea in a spoil ground located northeast of Valletta. A staggering 2.3 million cubic metres of construction waste was dumped in an offshore “spoil ground” located northeast of Valletta harbour between 2003 and 2010.  The environmental impacts of this operation are still being assessed.
But Malta’s waste management plan regards dumping-at-sea as a temporary solution to the problems associated with the disposal of large amounts of inert waste in Malta and recognized that this activity has to be phased out due to Malta’s international obligations.
Land reclamation itself - which is being proposed at Portomaso, could be in breach of EU environmental legislation protecting Posidonia meadows, a protected marine habitat.  Already in the 1990s the PA had fined Portomaso’s developers Lm50,000 (€120,000) for destroying Posidonia meadows following excavations for their yacht marina.
Divers in the area who have spoken to this newspaper confirmed that the ecology of the area is still recovering from the degradation suffered in the 1990s when Portomaso was developed.

Follow Original Article Link - MaltaToday, James Debono, 6th October 2016.

Wednesday, January 20, 2016

Housing Price Statistics - Malta (Q3 2015)

Malta recorded the highest quarterly increase in house prices in the EU (+6.2 per cent) in the third quarter of last year, according to Eurostat.
It was followed by Ireland (+4.5 per cent), Austria (+4.1 per cent), and Sweden and the United Kingdom (both +3.9 per cent).
The largest falls in the same quarter were recorded in Hungary (-5.9 per cent), Slovenia (-3.5 per cent) and Estonia (-1.9 per cent).
Overall, house prices rose by 2.3 per cent in the euro area and by 3.1 per cent in the EU when compared with the same quarter of 2014.


Above article link: Times of Malta
Source article link: Eurostat

Friday, September 18, 2015

The great rent revolution

One credit crunch, a low-tax regime, all served sunny-side up. How the property-proud Maltese went crazy for the rental market.

The property game used to mean pulling down townhouses and erecting five-storey apartment buildings. But things have changed at quite an unprecedented pace. From sites like AirBnB allowing hassle-free renting, to second properties being snapped up for rent by… “someone in the gaming business”, it’s no longer buy-to-sell any more: it’s buy-to-rent.

Just in August, the advertised property price index compiled by the Central Bank showed an increase of 6.7% in real house prices in 2014, the highest growth since 2005. It was the first time the property price index surpassed the pre-crisis peak reached in mid-2007.
But the big money-maker became the letting market. Home-owners climbing up the property ladder are holding on to their two-bedroom apartments, and their rental income pays the mortgage.

This is thanks to a combination of factors, driven partly by a surge in foreign labour attracted by the stability of the Maltese economy during the financial crisis, and the convergence of high-value service industries that have made Malta their base.

Read the original article by Matthew Vella, published 16th Sept 2015, here.

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

House prices in Malta up 11% - Eurostat


House prices in Malta rose by 11 per cent in the fourth quarter last year compared to the same period the previous year, according to the House Price Index. It was the second highest annual increase among the EU states for which data is available, the highest being recorded in Ireland (+16.3 per cent). Malta was followed by Sweden (10.4 per cent), Estonia (10.1 per cent) and the United Kingdom (10 per cent), and the largest fall was in Slovenia (-4.4 per cent), followed by Cyprus (-3.3 per cent), Latvia (-3.2 per cent) and Italy (-2.9 per cent).

The highest quarterly increases were recorded in Malta (4.6 per cent), Ireland (3.8 per cent), Slovakia (2.1 per cent) and Luxembourg (2 per cent), and the largest falls in Latvia (-10.2 per cent), Lithuania (-4.3 per cent) and Cyprus (-3 per cent). Over all, house prices in the fourth quarter rose by 1.1 per cent in the euro area and by 2.6 per cent in the EU compared with the same period the previous year. Compared with the previous quarter, house prices slightly decreased in the euro area (-0.1 per cent) and remained stable in the EU in the fourth quarter of 2014. The figures were published by Eurostat.

Source: The Times of Malta

Thursday, October 30, 2014

Tax on rented residential properties in Malta reduced to 15%, backdated to Jan 1st. 2014

The tax charged on revenue from rented residential properties has been reduced from 35% to 15%.
Finance Minister Edward Scicluna said the measure was announced in the last Budget and was being brought in now, backdated to January 1.

He said the measure was aimed at reducing tax evasion by encouraging landlords to declare the income they made form rented properties. It would also encourage more people to rent vacant dwellings. The tax would be collected as a withholding tax.

Prof Scicluna said that there would also be a one-time arrangement for people who wanted to regularise their position by declaring income from rents which was previously undeclared.
Such people would need to register their properties with the Inland Revenue Department, declare their income for the past eight years, and then pay two years worth of rent calculated at 15% on the weighted average of eight years.

He warned that people who did not regularise their position and were caught would be charged tax at 35% of their income plus interest and penalties.

The Times of Malta

Saturday, June 14, 2014

Summer Break Time - The Street List

The Malta Environment and Planning Authority (MEPA), the Malta Tourism Authority (MTA) and the Building Regulations Office within the Ministry for Transport and Infrastructure notifies the public that in order to mitigate the nuisance of construction sites during the summer period - between the 15th June and the 30th September 2014, no demolition or excavation works will be allowed to be carried out in the following localities and streets.

Illegal excavation works and demolition can be reported by calling telephone number 2292 7608 (during office hours) or 9963 7508  (after office hours).

MALTA


B’BUGIA

TRIQ SAN PATRIZJU
TRIQ BAJJA SABIHA
MISRAH SUMMIT
DAWRET IL-QALB IMQADDSA

GZIRA

TRIQ IX-XATT
TRIQ SAMUEL TAYLOR COLERIDGE
TRIQ SAN BERT (FROM TRIQ PARISIO UP TO TRIQ HENRY F. BOUVERIE)
TRIQ HENRY F. BOUVERIE (FROM TRIQ IX-XATT UP TO TRIQ SAN BERT)
TRIQ PARISIO (FROM TRIQ IX-XATT UP TO TRIQ SAN BERT)
TRIQ BELVEDERE (FROM TRIQ IX-XATT UP TO TRIQ IL-FLOTTA)
TRIQ PONSOMBY (FROM TRIQ IX-XATT UP TO TRIQ CAMERUN)
TRIQ IL-FLOTTA
TRIQ SIR WILLIAM REID

BIRGU

ALL STREETS EXCEPT:
TRIQ HILDA TABONE
TRIQ IL-MAJJISTRAL
TRIQ IT-TRAMUNTANA
TRIQ GLORMU CASSAR
TRIQ IL-LBIC
TRIQ NOFSINHAR
TRIQ PACIFIKU SCICLUNA
TRIQ IL-PALAZZ TA’ L-ISQOF
TRIQ L-ARCISQOF MIKIEL GONZI
TRIQ IT-TORRI TA’ SAN GWANN
TRIQ IL-KWARTIER
TRIQ ID-DEJQA
TRIQ IL-FOSS TAS-SUR
TRIQ DESAIN
TRIQ IL-KARDINAL FABRIZIO SCIBERRAS

ISLA

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BORMLA 

ALL STRRETS EXCEPT:
TRIQ RIKKARDU TAYLOR
MISRAH GAVINO GULIA
TRIQ ALESANDRA


MARSASCALA

SQAQ NO. 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10.
TRIQ PJAZZA DUN TARCIS AGIUS
TRIQ IL- GARDIEL
TRIQ MARINA
PJAZZA IL-BAĦĦARA
MIFSUD BONNICI
TRIQ SALINI
TRIQ SANT’ANNA
TRIQ SANT’ ANTNIN (FROM TRIQ IL-BUTTAR UP TO TRIQ IL-GARDIEL)
TRIQ SAN ĠORĠ
TRIQ ZONQOR
ZONQOR POINT
IŻ-ŻONA TA' SAN TUMAS
IŻ-ŻONA TAL-BAJJA TA' SAN TUMAS

MARSAXLOKK

TRIQ DUNCAN (FROM TRIQ SANTA KATERINA UP TO FISHERMAN’S WHARF)
FISHERMAN’S WHARF
TRIQ G. MANISCALCO (FROM SANTA KATERINA UP TO TRIQ WILGA)
TRIQ SANTA KATERINA
TRIQ SAN ĠUŻEPP (FROM TRIQ SANTA KATERINA UP TO FISHERMAN’S WHARF)
TRIQ WILGA (FROM FISHERMAN’S WHARF UP TO TRIQ ABDOSIR)
TRIQ IŻ-ŻEJTUN (FROM TRIQ SANTA KATERINA UP TO FISHERMAN’S WHARF)

MELLIEHA

TRIQ ADENAU
DAWRET IT-TUNNARA
TRIQ DUN BELIN AZZOPARDI
TRIQ GEORGE BORG OLIVIER
TRIQ GHERIEN (FROM TRIQ IS-SALINI L-QODMA UP TO MISRAH THOMAS SPRATT)
TRIQ INGRAW
TRIQ MAGRI
TRIQ IL-KBIRA
TRIQ IL-MARFA (FROM GORG BORG OLIVIER STREET UP TO TRIQ IL-QAMMIEH)
MISRAH IL-PARROCCA - MELLIEHA
TRIQ IL-PARROCCA  (FROM TRIQ-IL-QALB MQADDSA UP TO  MISRAH IL-PARROCCA)
TRIQ QAMMIEH
TRIQ IL-QARNIT
TRIQ SALVINU VELLA
TRIQ IL-QALB IMQADDSA (FROM MISRAĦ IL-PAROĊĊA UP TO TRIQ ĠORĠ BORG)
TRIQ IS-SAJJIEDA
TRIQ IT-TRILL
TRIQ IL-KBIRA
TRIQ DUN FRANGISK SCIBERRAS
IL-BAJJA TAL-MELLIEHA
IL-BAJJA TAL-ARMIER
IL-BAJJA TA' PARADISE
IŻ-ŻONA TA' GĦAJN TUFFIEĦA
GOLDEN BAY (RAMLA TAL-MIXQUQA)
IŻ-ŻONA TAL-MARFA
IĊ-CIRKEWWA

SELMUN, MELLIEĦA

SELMUN PALACE AREA

  MDINA
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RABAT/MDINA/TA’ QALI

TRIQ IL-KATAKOMBI
TRIQ IL-KBIRA
MISRAH IL-MUSEUM
TRIQ IL-MUSEUM
MISRAĦ IL-PAROĊĊA
IS-SAQQAJJA
ST AUGUSTINE AVENUE
TRIQ SAN PAWL
TRIQ IL-KUNĊIŻŻJONI
TRIQ IR-REPPUBLIKA


TA’ QALI

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SLIEMA/TIGNE’

TRIQ L-ARMERIJA
BISAZZA LANE
TRIQ BISAZZA
TRIQ IL-KATIDRAL
TRIQ IL-KNISJA
TRIQ CRECHE  (UP TO DINGLI STREET)
TRIQ DINGLI
TRIQ DRAGUT
TRIQ DUN KARM PSAILA  (UP TO TRIQ SANTA MARGHERITA)
TRIQ DUN MIKIEL RUA
TIRQ IL-FAWWARA
TIRQ G. FAVA
TRIQ GHAR ID-DUD
TRIQ GHAR IL-LEMBI
TRIQ GINO MUSCAT AZZOPARDI
TRIQ GORG BORG OLIVIER
TRIQ GRAHAM
TRIQ GUZE HOWARD
TRIQ IL-KBIRA
TRIQ HUGHES HALLET
IL-PATRUNAT ALLEY
TRIQ KARM GALEA
TRIQ LOCKER
TRIQ LUZJU
TRIQ MANUEL DIMECH
TRIQ MATTHEW PULIS
TRIQ McIVER
TRIQ MILNER
TRIQ MRABAT
TRIQ NAZZARENU
TRIQ NICOLO ISOUARD (UP TO TRIQ DEPIRO)
TRIQ IL-KULLEĠĠ L-ANTIK
TRIQ PACE
QUI-SI-SANA SEAFRONT
TRIQ RUDOLF
TRIQ SACRO CUOR
TRIQ SAN GWANN BOSCO
TRIQ SAN PUBLIUS
TRIQ SANTA MARIJA
TRIQ SAVONA
TRIQ SIR A. MERCIECA
TRIQ SIR G BORG
TRIQSIR LUIGI CAMILLERI (UP TO TRIQ IL-VICTORJA)
PJAZZA SANT' ANNA
TRIQ SANT'ANTNIN
TRIQ SAN FRNAĠISK (UP TO TRIQ DEPIRO)
TRIQ SAN PIETRU
TRIQ STELLA MARIS
THE FERRIES
TRIQ THORNTON
TIGNE SEAFRONT
TRIQ TIGNE
TRIQ IT-TORRI
TRIQ VINCENT SCERRI
TRIQ ZIMMERMAN BARBARO
TRIQ ARTURO MERCIECA
WINDSOR TERRACE

ST. JULIAN’S

TRIQ BALL
PJAZZA BALLUTA
TRIQ IL-KNISJA
TRIQ DOBBIE
TRIQ SPINOLA
TRIQ ID-DRAGUNARA
TRIQ ELIA ZAMMIT
TRIQ GEORGE BORG OLIVIER
TRIQ GORT
TRIQ LOURDES
TRIQ IL-KBIRA
TRIQ IL-MENSIJA
TRIQ PACEVILLE AVENUE
TRIQ IL-QALIET S
TRIQ ROSS
TRIQ S. PRIVITERA
TRIQ SCHREIBER
SPINOLA BAY SEAFRONT AREA
PJAZZA SPINOLA (MISRAĦ IL-QALB IMQADDSA)
TRIQ ST AUGUSTINE
ST GEORGE’S LANE
ST GEORGE’S ROAD
ST GEORGE’S SEAFRONT
TRIQ SAN ĠUŻEPP
TRIQ SANTA RITA
TRIQ ST.ANDREW’S
TRIQ IL-WILGA
TRIQ PROFS WALTER GANADO
IT-TELGHA TA’SAN GILJAN
RAMPA TA’ SAN GILJAN
BAY LANE
TRIQ IL-BAJJA
TREJQET IL-BAJJA
TREJQET ID-DRAGONARA
WESGHET GEORGE PORTANIER
TRIQ ANGELO PULLICINO
TRIQ IL-BAJJA
TRIQ GDIDA FI TREJQET IL-BAJJA
TRIQ IL-KBIRA
TRIQ B’KARA
TELGHET B’KARA
TRIQ LAPSI
TRIQ WIED GHOMOR
TRIQ FORREST
TRIQ MENSIJA
TRIQ MUSCAT AZZOPARDI
TRIQ ALFRED GAUCI
TRIQ L V FARRUGIA

SWIEQI

TRIQ ST ANDREW’S (FROM TRIQ M. A. VASSALLI UP TO TRIQ L-IBRAG)
TRIQ IS-SIDRA
TRIQ IL-KEFFA
TRIQ L-IMGHAZEL
TRIQ IL-GWIELAQ
TRIQ L-GHARBIEL
TRIQ ID-DRIS
TRIQ A. M. CASSOLA
TRIQ IL-HEMEL
TRIQ IL-BRAMEL
TRIQ IL-KTAJJEN
TRIQ IS-SIRK
TRIQ IL-GEJZA
TRIQ IS-SWIEQI
TRIQ L-ILQUGH
TRIQ FUQ IL-GONNA
TRIQ L-GHOQOD
TRIQ IR-RONKUN
TRIQ IL-QATTA
TRIQ TA’ L-IBRAG
TRIQ IL-MARBAT

ST. PAUL’S BAY

DAWRET IL-GZEJJER
DAWRET IN-NAWFRAGJU
PLAJJET BOGNOR
RAS IL-QAWRA
SQAQ TAX-XAMA
TELGHET IX-XEMXIJA
TREJQET IL-KULPARA
TREJQET IL-LIXKA
TRIQ ALOFJU WIGNACOURT
TRIQ ANANIJA
TRIQ ANDREW CUNNINGHAM
TRIQ ANNETTO CARUANA
TRIQ BARNABA
TRIQ BARNABA
TRIQ BORDINO
TRIQ BUGIBBA
TRIQ CARMELO DE LUCCA
TRIQ CASSARINO
TRIQ CENSU TANTI
TRIQ DAMASKU
TRIQ DOMENICO DE NIZZA
TRIQ EFESU
TRIQ GARCIA DE TOLEDO
TRIQ GHAWDEX
TRIQ GIUSEPPE DESPOTT
TRIQ GULJU
TRIQ HORATIO NELSON
TRIQ IC-CAGHAQ
TRIQ IC-CERN
TRIQ ID-DOLMEN
TRIQ IL-BAHHARA
TRIQ IL-BAJJA
TRIQ IL-BEKKUN
TRIQ IL-FEKRUNA
TRIQ IL-FLIEGU
TRIQ IL-FREJGATINA
TRIQ IL-FUGASS
TRIQ IL-GANDOFFLI
TRIQ IL-GHABEX
TRIQ IL-GIFEN
TRIQ IL-GLIEBA
TRIQ IL-GWIEBI
TRIQ IL-HADDIELA
TRIQ IL-HALEL
TRIQ IL-HAMSA W GHOXRIN TA JANNAR
TRIQ IL-HARIFA
TRIQ IL-HATAB
TRIQ IL-HGEJJEG
TRIQ IL-KAHLI
TRIQ IL-KAVALLI
TRIQ IL-KAVETTA
TRIQ IL-KLAMARI
TRIQ IL-KONVENTWALI
TRIQ IL-KONVERZJONI
TRIQ IL-KONVERZJONI
TRIQ IL-KONZ
TRIQ IL-KORP TAL-PIJUNIERI
TRIQ IL-KURAZZA
TRIQ IL-LACCI
TRIQ IL-LAMPUKI
TRIQ IL-LUZZU
TRIQ IL-MAJJIERA
TRIQ IL-MASKLI
TRIQ IL-MAZOLA
TRIQ IL-MELH
TRIQ IL-MERLUZZ
TRIQ IL-MISTRA
TRIQ IL-MISTRIEH
TRIQ IL-MOSTA
TRIQ IL-MULETT
TRIQ IL-PAGELL
TRIQ IL-PAPA PAWLU V
TRIQ IL-PORJUNKULA
TRIQ IL-PORT RUMAN
TRIQ IL-PWALES
TRIQ IL-QALA
TRIQ IL-QALB TA' GESU
TRIQ IL-QARNIT
TRIQ IL-QAWRA
TRIQ IL-QROLL
TRIQ IL-VILLEGJATURA
TRIQ IL-WILEG
TRIQ IN-NAKKRI
TRIQ IR-RAMEL
TRIQ IR-REBBIEGHA
TRIQ IR-RIZZI
TRIQ IS-SAJF
TRIQ IS-SAJJIED
TRIQ IS-SIMAR
TRIQ IT-TAFAL
TRIQ IT-TAMAR
TRIQ IT-TARTARUN
TRIQ IT-TEMPESTA
TRIQ IT-TORRI
TRIQ IT-TRILL
TRIQ IT-TRUNCIERA
TRIQ IT-TURISTI
TRIQ IX-XITWA
TRIQ IX-XOLFA
TRIQ IZ-ZERNIEQ
TRIQ J. QUINTINUS
TRIQ JAMES SMITH
TRIQ L-ALKA
TRIQ L-ANKRI
TRIQ L-ARTIKLI
TRIQ L-ARZELL
TRIQ L-ARZNELL
TRIQ LASCARIS
TRIQ L-ERBA' MWIEZEB
TRIQ L-GHAXRA TA' FRAR
TRIQ L-IBHRA
TRIQ L-IMHAR
TRIQ L-IMREJKBA
TRIQ L-IMSELL
TRIQ L-ISKUNA
TRIQ L-ISPONOZ
TRIQ L-ISTAMNAR
TRIQ L-ISTURJUN
TRIQ MARKIZA BUGEJA
TRIQ MONS. ALFREDO MIFSUD
TRIQ NICOLA ARDOINO
TRIQ PADERBORN
TRIQ PARADES
TRIQ PATRI FELIC SAMMUT
TRIQ RADDET IR-ROTI
TRIQ RUGGERO LORIA
TRIQ SALVATORE BORG
TRIQ SAN GLORMU
TRIQ SAN GORG
TRIQ SAN GUZEPP
TRIQ SAN GWANN BATTISTA
TRIQ SAN LUQA
TRIQ SAN MASSIMILJANU KOLBE
TRIQ SAN PAWL
TRIQ SAN PAWL IL-BAHAR
TRIQ SAN TIMOTJU
TRIQ SAN XMUN
TRIQ SANT' ANTNIN
TRIQ SANT' ARISTARKUS
TRIQ SANTA MARIJA
TRIQ SIR LUIGI PREZIOSI
TRIQ TA' NAWCIERA
TRIQ TA' ZANDU
TRIQ TAL-BILBEL
TRIQ TONI BAJADA
WESGHA KENNIJA

QRENDI/WIED IŻ-ŻURRIEQ

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VALLETTA

ALL STREETS EXCEPT:
CITY GATE BUS TERMINUS (VJAL RE DWARDU AND VJAL NELSON)
MISRAH IL-HELSIEN
TRIQ PAPA PIJU V
TRIQ L-ORDINANZA (FROM MINN TRIQ IL-REPUBLIKA UP TO TRIQ IL-FRAN)
SANT ‘IERMU
TRIQ MIKIEL ANTON VASSALLI (FROM TRIQ NOFSINHAR UP TO TRIQ MELITA)
TRIQ IT-TEZORERIJA
PJAZZA CASTILJA
IL-FOSS TAL-BELT (FROM TRIQ L-ASSEDJU IL-KBIR UP TO STOCK EXCHANGE)

FLORIANA

TRIQ PINTO
TRIQ IL VITTMI FURJANIZI TAL-GWERRA
XATT L-GHASSARA TAL-GHENEB
TRIQ VINCENZO DIMECH
TRIQ L ASSEDJU L-KBIR (FLORIANA)
TRIQ IL-MALL

COMINO

ALL COMINO

GOZO


GHAJNSIELEM

TRIQ SANT ANTNIN
TRIQ IL-HAMRI

MARSALFORN, ŻEBBUĠ

ALL STREETS/AREAS IN MARSALFORN

MGARR, GOZO

MGARR WHARF
TRIQ MARTINO GARCES
TRIQ MARINA
TRIQ DE VILHENA
TRIQ SANT ANTNIN (FROM TRIQ L-IMĠARR UP TO TRIQ IŻ-ŻEWWIEQA)
TRIQ IR-REBHA
TRIQ MANUEL VILHENA
TRIQ IX-XATT
TRIQ LOURDES
TRIQ IL-HAMRI
TRIQ IZ-ZEWWIEQA
TRIQ L-IMGARR

  RAMLA L-ĦAMRA, XAGĦRA

SAN LAWRENZ

A TAD-DWEJRA
TRIQ IL-ĠEBLA TAL-ĠENERAL (FROM IT-TORRI TAL-ĠEBLA TAL-GENERAL UP TO THE SEA)

VICTORIA, GOZO 

TRIQ DUN KARL BONDI
MISRAH SAN FRANĠISK
TRIQ IL-KASTELL
MISRAĦ SAN ĠORĠ
TRIQ TAHT PUTIRJAL
TRIQ KARLU GALEA
TRIQ UNIVERSITAS
TRIQ IL-KUNSILL CIVIKU

XAGHRA

TRIQ GEBLA TAS-SANSUN
TRIQ GNIEN IMRIK
TRIQ GUZEPPI BAJADA

XLENDI, MUNXAR

ALL STREETS/AREAS IN XLENDI

The Malta Tourism Authority reserves the right to change amend this list as it deems necessary.


Saturday, June 22, 2013

15% flat tax rate introduced on residential lets in Malta.


The Government has decided to introduce a flat tax rate of 15 per cent on the rent of residential properties, deputy Prime Minister Louis Grech said this morning....

Currently, the rent tax rate can go up to 35 per cent and has resulted in rampant tax evasion. Mr Grech said he expected more people to declare their rental income following this change, which would include harsher penalties for those who fail to declare their income.....

Read the full article on The Times of Malta online here.

Saturday, June 01, 2013

New Malta residence scheme for foreigners launched - thresholds drastically reduced - timesofmalta.com

New residence scheme for foreigners launched - thresholds drastically reduced - timesofmalta.com

A new residence scheme for foreigners was launched this morning, replacing the foreign residents' scheme which was controversially suspended in 2011.

Parliamentary Secretary Edward Zammit Lewis said the Global Residence Programme, as the new scheme is called, will allow people who buy high value property and pay taxes in Malta to benefit from a residence permit.
The previous scheme was suspended and initially replaced by the High Net Worth Individuals Scheme which did not prove popular because the minimum value of purchased property had been raised from €116,000 to €400,000.

Under the Global Residence Programme, the value of immovable property bought in Malta by foreigners has to be at least €275,000. However, when the property is in the south of Malta or in Gozo, the minimum value can be €220,000.........

Friday, October 26, 2012

Budget 2013 to address tourism / self catering licensing issues


The next Budget will address the current licensing system that is being bypassed by many self-catering accommodation spots in Gozo, putting those acting in line with the law at a disadvantage, Finance Minister Tonio Fenech said this morning. The minister was speaking during a pre-budget consultation business breakfast at the Kempinski Hotel in San Lawrenz.

Read the full article on The Times of Malta online, here.