Residential Property

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Our Property and Development Law practice group provides legal advice to individuals entering into transactions which relate to residential property. We offer advice on all aspects of buying, selling, renting, renovating or developing property in Malta.

Malta Residential Property Purchase or Sale

The purchase of residential property is a significant and emotional transaction for most people who may have several reasons why they decide to sell their property. Seeking legal guidance when entering into such transactions can be instrumental to mitigate to the lack of familiarity with local customs, language or the local legal system, which can act as stumbling blocks for overwhelmed buyers.

Moreover, whilst the process is normally relatively straightforward, in order to ensure that the rights of the seller and the buyer are safeguarded every step of the way, guidance from legal professionals is widely beneficial to both parties. Fully conscious of this, Chetcuti Cauchi positions itself as a point of reference between clients and other stakeholders such as banks, estate agents and contractors. We subsequently negotiate and draft the best possible terms on which the property is either acquired or sold. Having successfully negotiated numerous property deals, our Property and Development Law team can professionally assess the leverage of the parties to the process, conduct negotiations, professionals at Chetcuti Cauchi ensure that the deal is sealed. Keeping in mind that the price is a determining factor of the negotiations, professionals at Chetcuti Cauchi ensure that the client’s interests are adequately protected and pitfalls are avoided.

Malta Residential Property Rental

Chetcuti Cauchi is also a point of reference for lessees and helps them to identify the ideal type of lease for their needs, including lease term, rent payments and rent renewals. Acting as a ‘one-stop-shop’ Chetcuti Cauchi helps prospective lessors or lessees to convene and negotiate with real estate agents. We have years of experience and have walked many individuals through the process of leasing property for residential purposes. This has equipped us with the tools necessary to negotiate the best terms on which property is leased.

Moreover, Chetcuti Cauchi provides various administrative services for leases, including timely reminders when rent is due, as well as the actual payment of rent due, and rent-collection services.

Our Malta and Cyprus Residential Property Law Practice

Our property lawyers and planning consultants provide consulting on residential property acquisition, sale and lease and also assist with the attainment of government permits and procedures, such as the attainment of an AIP permit (residential property purchase by non-residents). This is only the residential aspect of property law, as we also assist with the acquisition of property related to commerce and trade. With years of experience, Chetcuti Cauchi is in a position to provide other ancillary services, including negotiation of terms in any bank finance and liaison with architects and other parties to ensure smooth closure of any property transaction.

Our Malta and Cyprus Property Lawyers

Our team assist during the purchase/transfer process as well by drafting and vetting all documents with suppliers, agents and contractors. We also take care of setting up rules and regulations for the running of condominia. When it comes to dispute resolution, our lawyers typically seek to reach an amicable settlement which does not involve the courts so that the parties do not enter into lengthy, laborious and costly litigation procedures. When this method is not successful, we proceed with finding the best court or alternative-dispute resolution method possible to ensure an expeditious and least-costly solution.



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Key Contacts

Dr Silvana Zammit

Partner

+356 22056423

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