Hot Property to let in Malta

Malta’s rental market is huge and extremely fast moving. There is a wide range of properties available at every price point, but there is also a large number of people coming to the island to look for them every week. As such, because properties are rented out before the previous tenants have even contemplated moving, it is necessary to be quick, decisive and well-advised in order to secure your perfect home. Never fear, it is absolutely possible to find exactly what you are looking for with the right help, and that is where RE/MAX Lettings can show you the way.

In Malta, space is measured by bedrooms and not by square metres, as is the case in many other countries. A long let is considered to be anything over six months and prices may differ if the property is required for anything less than this period. It will not take too long to get used to and understand the size of rental properties and their relative market pricing. Once you start viewing properties, you will appreciate what you can get for your euros and will be able to make more of a knowledgeable decision about which to pursue. Once you start comparing properties, you will immediately start to gauge and nail down your budget. You will realise that rental prices vary according to property size, finish and furnishings.

Rental Reform in 2020

As of 1st January 2020, the latest Act C3176 which was passed in Parliament in the last quarter of 2019 will come into place. It is important to note the changes in the law in relation to your next rental property or your current rental agreement.

The Maltese Government has acted upon an important real estate segment which has otherwise been left without much supervision. The Maltese Tenant Association and segments such as the iGaming Industry have been lobbying for the last eighteen months or more to create more structure which brings more stability for tenants relocating to Malta and looking for a Long-Term rental.

The act has been created with a view to provide the necessary protection to tenants and to incentivise landlords to register their rental properties and to evidently pay their necessary dues accordingly. The following are some of the main highlights of the reform.

- Annual 5% cap for current rental agreements
- Minimum rental agreement of one year
- Rental Agreements will need to be registered (Government using blockchain)
- Property Owners will be provided Tax Credits the longer the rental agreement
- New law will not apply to any lease drawn up before 1995
- Criminal action will be taken against landlords that do not register lease
- Owner must declare deposit and create an Inventory
- Tenant will be bound for a min 2 months for 1 year Long-Let agreement and 4 months for 2 year Long let agreement
- Room Rentals or Short Lets no longer than 6 months, only applicable for non-residents workers, students or tenants looking to establish Malta as their primary residence.
- New Adjudicating panel will be introduced. Maximum claim up to €5000.

Speed of Rental Market and Dedicated Long-Let Rental website

Due to the speed with which the market moves and because properties may be listed with a number of different agents, it is important to understand that properties listed on the RE/MAX website may not be available when you arrive but that alternative, similar homes become available on a daily basis.

The list of rental properties below is generated on a weekly basis and is a reflection of homes that are available immediately. It is recommended that you click on properties that interest you and, from there, further navigate the site. Alternatively, you may browse our dedicated rental website at http://letting.remax-malta.com/ where you will find recently-added properties and featured rental homes. It is a comprehensive rental knowledge base; full of numerous tips, relevant information related to letting a property, and guides that provide data related to the lifestyle in Malta. An interesting feature that we have recently added to our property rental website is an availability page that indicates when a property is likely to become available.

Building a Relationship with a Letting agent

It is important that you initiate a relationship with a letting agent in Malta and then ensure that they fully understand your search requirements. The key to doing this is to make contact with a reputable company that has a specialised department for rentals and offers a sizable database. A professional letting agent will understand the market and be able to provide you with important guidance as to the benefits and any hazards or hidden problems in properties which you view. Furthermore, they will advise you regarding wider topics such as landlords, locations and factors such as schooling and local transportation. As previously mentioned, the rental market is predominantly open (meaning that listings will appear with several different agents) so, to avoid seeing the same property over and over, it is recommended you work with one letting agent exclusively. In today’s rental market, timing is of the essence and a reputable agency, with has a good track record with landlords, will be the first to find out when a new property is available. This is where the value of a good relationship with one estate agent is obvious. When he or she receives an alert that a property has come onto the market, you can expect to get that call immediately, and are far less likely to miss out if you are well known to them and they understand your individual requirements.

RE/MAX Lettings

RE/MAX Lettings has been established since 1999 and was one of the first fully fledged relocation companies in Malta. Our associates receive regular real estate training via our world-class training centre, and are mentored on a daily basis by our management team. Our property database is comprehensive and regularly updated, ensuring that you see the best that the current market has to offer.

Customer service is central to what makes RE/MAX Lettings special, and our agents are at pains to understand exactly what is important to your property search in order to find you the perfect home quickly and easily. We have an expert understanding of the Maltese letting market and an excellent relationship with our landlords, ensuring you feel confident that you will never miss out on a golden opportunity.

The company takes pride in having handled the relocation of personnel from many large corporations based in Malta, including: Skanska JV Malta, ABB, Transocean, Vodafone Malta, GO p.l.c., Nortel Networks, several Internet iGaming companies, and a variety of banking institutions, among others.

To Sum Up

There is a hot property in Malta for everyone. Regardless of your budget – whether you are looking for the least or the most expensive home – the right place is out there for you. Timing is of the essence and the sooner you find a letting agent that you feel is competent and knowledgeable, the quicker you will find yourself signing a tenancy agreement. Do your homework, nail down your budget and key requirements, and then trust the guidance of your property expert. You may view the property listing page of each property by clicking on the image. If you require more information about a particular property in Malta, please add the MLS number in the comments so we can get back to you with the relative information immediately.

€ 800 to € 2000 monthly

Located in the sea side village of XLENDI is this ground floor Modern APARTMENT which enjoys breathe-taking sea views. Layout comprises of two fully-air conditioned bedrooms with one en-suite shower and another which leads to a large back courtyard, main bathroom, kitchen/dining and living area whic ...read more

€ 800

Gharb - A very rare find is this traditional authentic Farmhouse offering lots of charm located in GHARB. Layout consists of an entrance into a lovely central courtyard leading into a welcoming spacious sitting/living area, guest toilet room and a main shower bathroom on the ground floor. An externa ...read more

€ 1,000

SANTA VENERA - A comfortable apartment located in the heart of Santa Venera. Layout is in the form of a kitchen/living/dining, three large double bedrooms, a guest bathroom, a toilet/wash room and a balcony. Ready to move in! ...read more

€ 1,000

Xaghra - Located at the outskirts of Xaghra this property is an expertly converted House of Character enjoying south facing views of the country side. Entrance through a hall into the sitting/dining overlooking sun terrace and stunning countryside views ideal for outside dining. A fully equipped mod ...read more

€ 1,200

Xaghra - This House of Character situated in the vibrant village of Xaghra comprises of six bedrooms and four bathrooms (three are en-suite). The property offers a spacious living area with a fully equipped kitchen/dining room overlooking the pool and deck area and on the ground floor there is also ...read more

€ 1,200

€1201 - €2000

MOSTA - Brand New Spacious Apartment with spectacular views of local vineyards and Mdina yet still served with all the amenities required for today's fast lifestyle. This bright and spacious home consists of 160sqm of living space with a kitchen/lounge/dining leading onto a terrace enjoying the love ...read more

€ 1,300

MOSTA - Brand New Spacious Apartment with spectacular views of local vineyards and Mdina yet still served with all the amenities required for today's fast lifestyle. This bright and spacious home consists of 160sqm of living space with a kitchen/lounge/dining leading onto a terrace enjoying the love ...read more

€ 1,300

GZIRA – A modernly styled apartment enjoying plenty of natural light, set within a few minutes’ walk from the Sliema seafront. Layout is in the form of a very spacious open plan kitchen/living/dining area which leads onto a front balcony, two double bedrooms (main with en-suite), a guest bathroo ...read more

€ 1,300

Located in the quaint village of Ghasri, this 5 bedrooms House of Character in old rustic style enjoys fantastic countryside views. Entrance through a hall leading onto the dining, kitchen and living area overlooking pool and views. The ground floor also includes an en-suite double bedroom and a gue ...read more

€ 1,400

Victoria - Located just on the outskirts of Victoria but within walking distance to the city centre is this stunning designer finished house. This impressive property which its elevated first floor level consists of a welcoming foyer that leads you to an open concept and very spacious kitchen / din ...read more

€ 1,500

€2001 - €3000

ST. JULIAN’S – Luxuriously finished and fully furnished apartment situated just a stone’s throw away from Balluta Bay and the seafront. Layout is in the form of a large open plan kitchen/living/dining leading onto two front balconies, three double bedrooms (all enjoying en-suite bathrooms), a ...read more

€ 2,100

SLIEMA - A brand new 2 bedroom, seafront apartment. Layout is in the form of a large open plan living/dining area with fully equipped kitchen, leading onto a terrace, enjoying fantastic sea views. Property has 2 large bedrooms (master with en suite) and guest bathroom. Fully equipped with ac, washin ...read more

€ 2,500

SLIEMA - Brand new, highly finished and furnished, seafront 3 bedroom apartment located in an excellent location in Sliema. Property comprises a bright and spacious open plan kitchen / living / dining, leading onto a terrace enjoying breathtaking sea views and views of Valletta bastions, 3 double be ...read more

€ 2,500

SLIEMA – An elegant penthouse, decorated and furnished with style and comfort in mind, situated in the center of Sliema and within walking distance to all amenities and the seafront. Spacious accommodation is in the form of a welcoming sitting room, leading out onto an 18SqM intimate terrace with ...read more

€ 2,500

Lovely 3 bedroom home in Fort Cambridge now for rent with minutes away from the promenade, shops and cafes. Offering a spacious layout, comprising of an entrance hall, an open plan kitchen / living/ dining area, leading onto a sizable front terrace where one can enjoy open sea views. Two double bedr ...read more

€ 3,000

€3001 - €5000

SLIEMA - A modern and fully furnished apartment with stunning sea views. This design property has been tastefully furnished, offering a spacious layout, direct seafront and plenty of natural sunlight. The accommodation comprises an open plan kitchen / living / dining room, three double bedrooms one ...read more

€ 3,500

SLIEMA - A modern and fully furnished apartment with stunning sea views. This design property has been tastefully furnished, offering a spacious layout, direct seafront and plenty of natural sunlight. The accommodation comprises an open plan kitchen / living / dining room, three double bedrooms one ...read more

€ 3,500

SLIEMA - A modern and fully furnished apartment with stunning sea views. This design property has been tastefully furnished, offering a spacious layout, direct seafront and plenty of natural sunlight. The accommodation comprises an open plan kitchen / living / dining room, three double bedrooms one ...read more

€ 3,500

SLIEMA - A modern and fully furnished apartment with stunning sea views. This design property has been tastefully furnished, offering a spacious layout, direct seafront and plenty of natural sunlight. The accommodation comprises an open plan kitchen / living / dining room, three double bedrooms one ...read more

€ 3,500

SLIEMA - A modern and fully furnished apartment with stunning sea views. This design property has been tastefully furnished, offering a spacious layout, direct seafront and plenty of natural sunlight. The accommodation comprises an open plan kitchen / living / dining room, three double bedrooms one ...read more

€ 3,500

€5001 - Upwards

An exclusive, contemporary style Penthouse with spacious outdoor living terrace set on the top floor of a very elegant seafront residence. The penthouse is situated in the city centre, in direct neighborhood of beach clubs, shopping mall, restaurants and cafes. This property measures 300 sqm interna ...read more

€ 5,200

TA’ XBIEX – A stunningly finished and designer furnished seafront apartment, set in a unique development and having a combination of comfort and elegance. Using the highest quality, this apartment comprises of an open plan layout kitchen/living/dining leading onto a spacious terrace with a BBQ a ...read more

€ 5,200

MADLIENA -Highly finished semi-detached Villa located in a very quiet area, yet close to all amenities. This villa is finished to the highest standards with a lot of thought placed on its layout and space. Property is in the form of front patio, leading to an entrance hall, a spacious living area eq ...read more

€ 5,500

ZEJTUN – Luxury Colonial – style is the best way to describe the elegant, magnificent residence! Wake up in this quiet, picturesque village and enjoy breathtaking views from almost most of its stunning rooms. This executive residence comprises an extremely bright layout from its welcoming entran ...read more

€ 5,500

KAPPARA – A recently refurbished, corner Detached Villa finished to very high specifications and ready to move into. Set on a plot of around approx. 595SqM, located in this central yet quiet villa area. Layout is in the form of an entrance hall, leading onto an exceptionally large open plan kitche ...read more

€ 6,500