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Renting as a housing alternative


Mur għall-verżjoni bil-Malti

From: Ministry for the Family, Children's Rights and Social Solidarity
(Parliamentary Secretariat for Social Accommodation​)
Published: 15 October 2018
Running till: 30 November 2018
​Last Updated: ​3 December 2018
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Original Consultation

1.        Background

Following a process of consultation with over 350 individuals and entities the Parliamentary Secretary for Social Accommodation published a white paper seeking to create a fair rental market that works for Malta. 

Voice your thoughts during the Public Consultation Period. We want to listen to you.

2.        Consultation Questions

The proposed measures will only apply to residential tenancies; hence will not impact leases for commercial use, short lets or tourist lets.
  • Longer term contracts for stability  
  • Notice of withdrawal by tenant
  • Notice of termination by the landlord
  • Permissible increases
  • More efficient judicial process
  • Registration of inventory & deposit
  • Residential Tenancies Unit
  • Registration of lease contract
  • Better enforcement
  • Minor dispute resolution 

​3.        Documents

White Paper
White Paper Booklet.pdfWhite Paper Booklet.pdf
4.        Submission of input
Submissions were sent in through the following channels:
By filling the online form.
By email:​
By post:         Public Consultation: 'Renting as a housing alternative'
                     Palazzo Ferreria
                     Republic Street,

Submissions were received by 30th November 2018.
We thank you for your input.

Please be informed that submissions will be published on the webpage of this consultation at the end of the scoping phase. The lead Ministry has sole discretion upon the publication of comments.
Received contributions, together with the identity of the contributor, will be published on the Internet, unless the contributor objects to the publication of his/her personal data on the grounds that such publication would harm his/her legitimate interests. In this case the contribution may be published in anonymous form. Otherwise the contribution will not be published nor will, in principle, its content be taken into account.  Any objections concerning the publication of personal data should be sent to the service responsible for the consultation on the following email address:

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In addition, please be aware of:
·         Disclosure under the Freedom of Information Act (Chapter 496)
As we are a public authority all documents we hold, including documents related to this public consultation process, may be released following a request to us under the Freedom of Information Act (Chap. 496), unless such request may be subject of an exemption arising from the same Act.

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Press Release No: PR182222​
Release Date: 15 October 2018

Press Release No: PR182236​
Release Date: 17 October 2018