What do you need to do/ask/check when relocating to Malta and finding a home?

Moving to another country is always more hassle than just moving to a different city. However, the truth is that relocating to Malta is quite easy, especially for EU nationals.

Read on to find the answers to the most common questions people ask before moving to Malta.

Do I need a Passport or will my ID card suffice?

This depends on where you originate from. While a passport or an ID card is always recommended, those originating from a Schengen (EU) area don’t require identification. EU nationals have to advise the authorities if their stay is longer than three months.

People from Canada, US, Australia and Britain need a passport which makes them eligible for up to three months’ stay. Beyond these countries, a visa has to be applied for.

Can I bring my pet?

Sure! Your pet needs a microchip, pet passport and valid rabies vaccinations. Pets from outside the EU also require an official veterinary certificate. Any dog travelling to Malta must have tapeworm treatment first. The Maltese love their pets and several eateries are pet-friendly.

What languages are spoken in Malta?

Maltese and English are the official languages; Maltese being the national language. Most people speak a mixture of Maltese and English, with many speaking a third, predominantly Italian.

Learning basic Maltese—a rich language with deep Arabic roots—is always a plus, but English suffices.

How can I rent or purchase a property in Malta?

A number of professional real estate agents, such as RE/MAX Malta have rich portfolios of properties that suit every need and dream. There are key Government schemes for certain type of property investments by foreigners that might be advantageous.

Given the distinct character and atmosphere of the many towns and small cities of Malta and Gozo, it would be ideal for those interested in properties to get a feel of the different areas by visiting and spending time around the island first.

 

Properties of the month

Properties for Long Let:

 Luxurious Apartment at Tigne Point

  • Locality: Tigne Point
  • Type: Apartment
  • Price: €4,250 Monthly

TIGNE’ POINT – An absolutely stunning, luxurious apartment, located directly at water’s edge, enjoying an abundance of natural light and commanding exceptional open sea views from the living room, as well as from both bedrooms. Accommodation is spread on 152SqM, including a 27SqM south facing external area. Squarish layout comprises of a welcoming entrance hall, an open plan kitchen/living/dining area leading onto a large terrace, a guest toilet room, a utility room, two double bedrooms (main with a walk-in wardrobe and an en-suite shower), and a guest bathroom with underfloor heating. This attractive property is forming part of a newly built prestigious development in the heart of this much sought after area, and enjoys all the amenities, including cafes, restaurants, a shopping centre, supermarkets, buses, ferries and more, practically on its doorstep. The complex itself is almost fully pedestrianized and offers a quiet and relaxing environment while it also situated in the centre. Residents may also make use of communal swimming pool, enjoying spectacular views of the Valletta bastions. Not to be missed! Read more. 

Contact: Edvan Lima Nasholm – edvan@remaxalliance.com.mt / +356 7711 2188)

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Modern Maisonette in Swieqi

  • Locality: Swieqi
  • Type: Maisonette
  • Price: €2,200 Monthly

SWIEQI – A five star accommodation! A bright and spacious, modern 1st floor maisonette, situated in a residential area, yet close to all amenities. Layout is in the form of a kitchen/living/dining which leads onto a front balcony, a wide corridor which leads to the main bedroom which includes an en-suite shower, two guest bedrooms which lead onto another back terrace with open views, and a guest bathroom. On the top floor one finds a guest room with a sofa bed which can also be used as a study lounge, and a guest toilet. To compliment this amazing property is a larger than usual roof garden, where one can enjoy beautiful views. It is being offered fully furnished, fully equipped, and air-conditioned. An underlying two car lock up garage is also included in the price. Viewings are highly recommended. Not to be missed! Read more. 

Contact: Edvan Lima Nasholm – edvan@remaxalliance.com.mt / +356 7711 2188)

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Lovely Apartment with Yacht Marina View

  • Locality: Ta’ Xbiex
  • Type: Apartment
  • Price: €5,500 Monthly

TA’XBIEX – Located in a prestigious development opposite the yacht marina, is this luxurious apartment, enjoying stunning views of the Valletta bastions. Layout is in the form of a large open plan kitchen/living/dining, leading onto a sizable front terrace, ideal for entertaining; four double bedrooms (all having an en-suite), and a laundry room. Property is highly finished, tastefully furnished, fully air-conditioned, and it includes all amenities. Viewings are highly recommended. Read more.

Contact: Edvan Lima Nasholm – edvan@remaxalliance.com.mt / +356 7711 2188)

 

Properties for Sale:

Townhouse in Sliema

  • Locality: Sliema
  • Type: Townhouse
  • Price: €470,000

SLIEMA – Beautifully converted townhouse, stylishly designed, finished to high specifications, a short walking distance to the Sliema seafront Promenade. Property is ideally located, close to Dingli Street, and all its amenities and shops. This lovely home is being offered with some beautiful pieces of furniture, a high quality fitted kitchen, with stainless steel appliances, a quiet, sunny back yard and a roof terrace. Further accommodation includes three double bedrooms, three bathrooms, (two en-suites), and a downstairs office area. Price has been reduced for a quick sale. Read more.

Contact: Michell Kirk –michelle@remax.com.mt / +356 9978 7591)

 

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