Posted on Jan 29, 2020

Malta Notary Dr. Samuel Bezzina (Mosta Notary)


Jan 1, 2020 – Dec 31, 2020
As from 1st January 2020, new rent agreements regarding all private rental properties have to be registered. There are also minimum and maximum rent periods for long lets and short lets respectively.

Which contracts are covered by the new law?

• Rent agreements of residential property entered into or renewed after 1st January 2020
• Rent agreements of residential property entered into after 1st June 1995 and still in effect after 1st January 2021

Which contracts are not covered?
This Act does not apply to:
• tenements which belong to the Government of Malta
• tenements which are let solely for tourism purposes
• tenements which are not let for primary residential purpose
• tenements let before 1st June 1995


Lessors must register the lease contract with the Housing Authority within ten days of the commencement of the lease. Should the lessor fail to carry out this duty, the lessee may register the lease contract himself, and deduct the expense from the lease. This obligation also applies to those contracts entered into after 1st June 1995, but before the coming into force of the Act and which would still be in force as of 1st January 2021.

You can register your lease agreement by clicking on the link below:
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