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 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

GZIRA - Second-floor apartment located in the heart of Gzira, just off the seafront and walking distance to all amenities, including shops, supermarket, pharmacy, restaurants and cafes. Property comprises a spacious open-plan kitchen/living/dining area, two double bedrooms, main bathroom and a sho more

€ 800

GZIRA - A fully furnished and equipped first floor elevated apartment, close to all amenities. Layout is in the form of an open plan kitchen/living/dining, three double bedrooms (main with an en-suite shower), a guest bathroom and a large back yard. Good value for money! more

€ 834

Msida - Brand new third floor apartment conveniently located close to all amenities. The apartment consists of a kitchen/living/dining area, a front balcony, guest bathroom, one double & one single bedroom. Property is fully equipped and ready to move in. more

€ 900

QAWRA - Brand new third-floor apartment, located in a quiet area yet close to all amenities. Comprising 2 double bedrooms(main with en-suite), living/kitchen/dining area, a guest bathroom and front and back balconies. The property is fully equipped, air-conditioned and double glazed, ready to move i more

€ 900

Msida - Brand new fourth floor apartment conveniently located close to all amenities. The apartment consists of a kitchen/living/dining area, a front balcony, guest bathroom, one double & one single bedroom. Property is fully equipped and ready to move in. more

€ 900

€1201 - €2000

SLIEMA - A 3 bedroom apartment located 50 metres away from Exiles. Accommodation comprises 3 bedrooms, 2 doubles and one single, main one having ensuite, main bathroom, a cosy terrace with sea view. A kitchen fully equipped (dishwasher, etc ) and living room leading onto a front balcony. The propert more

€ 1,250

QAWRA - Luxury, new modern air-conditioned apartment located a stone throw away from the beach front. Accommodation comprises a welcoming entrance followed by a state of the art open-plan kitchen/lounge/dining area, three double bedrooms, two bathrooms, library/study room, laundry/utility room and t more

€ 1,350

This spacious 5th floor apartment, located just off the promenade, close to all amenities. Layout of the property comprises of an open plan kitchen/ dining/ living which leads onto a balcony, three double bedrooms (main with en-suite) and a main bathroom. more

€ 1,400

Swieqi- A Brand new apartment situated in a quiet area, yet close to all amenities, stone throw away from St.Julian. Property layout comprises a very modern open plan kitchen/living/dining area. Front balcony. Three bedrooms (main with en-suite),Two double and single bedroom, guest bathroom, a uti more

€ 1,500

Swieqi- A Brand new apartment situated in a quiet area, yet close to all amenities, stone throw away from St.Julian. Property layout comprises a very modern open plan kitchen/living/dining area. Front balcony. Three bedrooms (main with en-suite),Two double and single bedroom, guest bathroom, a uti more

€ 1,500

€2001 - €3000

ST. JULIAN"S - Seafront Apartment with an internal of 300sqm boasting magnificent open views overlooking Spinola Bay. Full of natural light, with an entrance hall that leads to a generous open plan sitting / dining and a large front terrace with outdoor furniture where one can enjoy the unique Bay v more

€ 2,500

SLIEMA: Charmingly finished 150 year old townhouse just seconds away from The Strand boasting exquisite period features with a touch of modern design, the property consists of, at ground floor level an entrance hall, a private sitting room, a kitchen/breakfast room, guest toilet and a good sized ya more

€ 2,500

ST. JULIAN'S: A lovely finished apartment enjoying stunning views over Spinola Bay and situated in the heart of St. Julian's. Within easy walking distance are cafe's, bars, restaurants, shops and Park Towers Supermarket. Accommodation comprises of an open plan kitchen with sitting/dinning room leadi more

€ 2,500

ST. JULIAN’S - Fully furnished luxury apartment in Portomaso. Three bedroom with ensuite and a guest bathroom, fully aced and fully equiped. Layout is in the form of a kitchen, living and dining area leading on to a spacious hall way. Beautifull views over Portomaso and the Marina. Residence inclu more

€ 2,900

A corner semi detached Spanish villa in High Ridge with 3 Bedrooms and 3 Bathrooms. The property features an excellent use of space and an outdoor pool to relax in the summer. The property is fully furnished and well equipped including Air Conditioning. The property also comes with a 2 car garage. more

€ 3,000

€3001 - €5000

SLIEMA - Recently renovated double fronted apartment with two balconies ( one enclosed and the other open) enjoying incredible sea-views. Property measures in excess of 230 sqm. and it comprises a large main bedroom with an en-suite bathroom and walk-in wardrobe, a second bedroom which also has an e more

€ 3,500

A newly built farmhouse, set in a unique area of San Martin Estate (limits of St Paul’s Bay) enjoying total privacy and tranquility. It offers a welcoming front porch leading into a kitchen, a large living/dining room, three double bedrooms (two with an en-suite), and a guest bathroom. Complimenti more

€ 3,500

Rabat- New to the Market, super-luxury property with breathtaking, unobstructed views having a generous layout and large front terrace and a back balcony. The layout is in the form of a large fully equipped kitchen/ dining / living area, three large bedrooms (one of which is currently converted into more

€ 3,500

SLIEMA - New on the market, is this 3 bedroom seafront luxury apartment.This stylish home comprises a spacious, modern open plan kitchen / living / dining area, three double bedrooms (all having an en-suite and TV), a guest bathroom and a laundry room. The property is surrounded by large balconies, more

€ 3,800

MADLIENA - Semi-Detached Villa in the outskirts of Madliena, a quiet residential Villa area, boasting distant sea and country views. Modern and spacious squarish layout, surrounded by a garden, outdoor pool, large deck area and terraces on all floors. Upon entrance is a very spacious open plan fully more

€ 4,000

€5001 - Upwards

GHARGHUR. An elegant and beautiful house of character situated in this attractive sought after peaceful village, located in an accessible alley. Meticulously finished - in wonderful taste and style - a perfect balance between old and new, featuring a modern and bright interior, while retaining m more

€ 5,500

HIGH RIDGE, MADLIENA - Magnificent Villa situated in this sought after location, just off Swieqi, being offered furnished and completely equipped. It has unobstructed views, large pool area, surrounding gardens, 4 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms, and a large driveway and garage. This bungalow also comes wit more

€ 6,500

Situated in a very quiet residential area of Ta-L-Ibragg. is an exquisite four bedroom fully detached villa, complete with swimming pool, large games room and gym. On entrance one can find the Lounge with a log burning fire place for winter nights. An excellently equipped kitchen/dining with refrige more

€ 7,000

KALKARA - Stunning, luxurious, Semi Detached Villa, located in the south of the island, surrounded by valley and open spaces. Property comprises a fully-fledged and equipped kitchen, vast living and dining area, enjoying ample light and breath-taking country views. 3 double bedrooms, all with walk i more

€ 7,000

SLIEMA - Unique 700 sqm seafront Penthouse boasting a frontage of approximately 60 feet and finished to designer standards. Accommodation comprises of a lounge, dining room area and fully-fitted and equipped kitchen leading onto a beautiful terrace with a Jacuzzi enjoying amazing sea views. A living more

€ 7,500