Property related articles in today's newspapers

Wednesday 1st. March 2006 - From the Times of Malta, and The Malta Independent

Unacceptable development
Michael Ellul, Madliena.

I recently heard that application No. 5277/96 for Ta' Cenc has been resuscitated and the developer has submitted an Environment Impact Statement to the Malta Environment and Planning Authority. I am writing to voice my strong objection to this development.
The applicant now seeks to double the size of the existing hotel, build another hotel and construct 49 bungalows and 67 villas, all in an Outside Development Zone.......continues here.

Housing Authority to offer 419 new units.

...The building programme includes urban regeneration projects in Cospicua, Floriana and Valletta and the construction of new apartment blocks in various localities like Pembroke, Mriehel, Mtarfa, Qawra, Kalkara, Mgarr, Naxxar and others.
In all, the Housing Authority will provide 419 new units - 359 flats and 60 maisonettes - as well as about 500 garages. The estimated cost amounts to over Lm10 million. About half of the units are expected to be ready by next year and the whole programme shall be completed by the beginning of 2009, the Housing Authority said.....continues here.

Law Report: The right of passage.
Chief Justice Vincent Degaetano/Anton Depasquale/Albert J.Magri - Court of Appeal
Published today and taken from the First Hall - Civil Court - 7th. July 2004

Plaintiff had a lease of a field in Qormi while defendants were the owners of the adjacent field over which plaintiff had a right of passage either by virtue of a cart or animal, as per public deed (6 May 1966). During the two months immediately preceding this case, defendants committed an act of violent spoliation to plaintiff’s detriment by blocking the entrance of their field leading to plaintiff’s field by placing a crane and stones preventing free access of plaintiff to his field......continues here.


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