Notary Public & Commissioner for Oaths


Verbal agreement to buy property is not sufficient

Created on Monday, 27 August 2012 11:02

The First Hall of the Civil Court, presided over by Mr Justice Joseph Zammit McKeon, on July 16, 2012, in the case “Claire Magri vs Francis and Rita Spiteri” held, among other things, that a seller had no right to retain the deposit under a verbal agreement to purchase a property. In the absence of a private writing, there was no binding and enforceable agreement.


Any benefits from Mepa concessions?

Created on Monday, 27 August 2012 10:57

Over the years, some property owners have come in for a nasty surprise in discovering belatedly that their property is not in conformity with sanitary rules. This matter would typically come to light when they would apply to carry out alterations or when selling their property. These deficiencies, once discovered, could hamper a sale or, if the sale would have gone through, might also lead to a claim for damages or the rescission of the transfer and may have dire financial consequences on the owners.


Mepa takes action after solar panels complaints

Created on Friday, 24 August 2012 12:16

Nine people are facing enforcement action for ignoring guidelines on the installation of photovoltaic panels, after public complaints spurred the planning authority to take action. Notices were issued to 10 home owners but only one has since re-installed the panels properly, a spokesman for the Malta Environment and Planning Authority said.


New legal notices to introduce fines for illegal development

Created on Friday, 24 August 2012 12:08

Legal notices which will introduce new daily fines for illegal development are to be published by Mepa today and they will become effective on November 24. Addressing a media briefing this morning, CEO Ian Stafrace the notices will provide the authority with more tools for better enforcement.


A legal notice to enable owners of dwellings who have an existing structure, which is not in accordance with sanitary law, to regularise their position against an administrative fee will come into affect on August 1. The legal notice covers the size of internal and back yards, floor to ceiling height and rooms built in the backyard. These concessions only apply to development built before the coming into force of these new measures, on August 1.


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