Notary Public & Commissioner for Oaths


The conditions for buying immovable property in Malta vary depending on whether the individual concerned is a Maltese / EU citizen or a non-EU citizen. Other criteria include whether the property to be purchased is one’s primary residence or a secondary residence, the location and value of the property and the title by which one intends to acquire the property.

Therefore, one should seek professional advice to be in a position to understand whether a permit under Chapter 246 of the Laws of Malta is required or not.

When a permit is issued, the property purchased cannot be lower than certain minimum thresholds established by the competent Minister from time to time.

The minimum thresholds currently in force are:

  • for apartments and maisonettes - € 103,906
  • for other properties - € 173,129.

Certain properties which lie in specifically designed zones known as ‘special designated areas’ may be freely purchased by any person without the need for a permit.

Currently the Special Designated Areas are the following: 

  • Fort Chambray, (Ghajnsielem, Gozo)
  • Cottonera Development (Cottonera, Malta)
  • Tigne Point (Tigne, Malta)
  • Tas-Sellum Residence (Mellieha, Malta)
  • Madliena Village Complex (Madliena, Malta)
  • Smart City Malta
  • Fort Cambridge (Tigne, Malta)
  • Ta’ Monita Residence (Marsascala, Malta)
  • Pender Place (St. Julians, Malta)
  • Metropolis Plaza (Gzira, Malta)
  • Kempinski Residences (San Lawrenza, Gozo)
  • Vista Point (Marsalforn, Gozo)

Likewise, there is no need for any permit to acquire a property through inheritance.

Our Service & Commitment at James Grech (Notary Malta):

  • Advice on one’s position at law with respect to AIP permits
  • Applications for AIP Permits
  • Follow-up of the application

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