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Renting an Apartment in Malta

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Malta’s property sector is experiencing huge pressure, especially on its rentals market for quality and affordable accommodation when it comes to the popular areas like Sliema and St Julian’s, but many other areas are experiencing shortages in their own right. This can cause a lot of frustration when you are trying to find an apartment for rent: just when you have your heart set on the perfect apartment, you find out it is unavailable! Here are just some of the reasons why apartments are so popular:

  • Increased immigration by foreign workers and international students arriving for work or study opportunities;
  • Limited availability as construction can’t keep pace with population growth, creating a shortage of rental options;
  • The tourism industry with its demand for short-term rentals that boosts overall market activity and are impacting long-term availability;
  • The lifestyle appeal of Malta’s sunny climate, attractive locations and cultural offerings that are resulting in people acquiring residency and
  • Investment potential as owning a rental property in Malta can be a lucrative option, further limiting available properties.
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Get rid of the stress of apartment hunting and let the experts help you!

The demand by the public to find an apartment for rent in Malta can really be described as being at a fever-pitch, but luckily our rentals experts are here to help you in finding the right property in the right location at the right price. Navigating what’s on offer from the rentals market in Malta can be a daunting, confusing and even frightening undertaking. Make it easy on yourself and simply visit or call one of our offices and arrange a meeting where you can explain to our rentals specialist exactly what you are looking for.

They will be able to narrow down the list of choices for you considerably and present you with viable candidates quickly, where after they will arrange for you to go and view the properties in person. Once you have found the right rental property, they will do the rest. All you have to do is sign the rental agreement, pay the deposit and move in!

The risk that comes with acting on general online rental ads

Many regard rental properties on offer directly by landlords as indispensable, but there are risks attached. The rental property may not be registered with the authorities; your deposit is not protected and neither are you as a tenant. You may also have a difficult time getting things fixed by the landlord and they may not be as quick to react in the case of an emergency. Getting a formal and legal agreement drawn up by a reputable agent is the best way to ensure a hassle-free and happy tenancy.

The diversity offered by Malta’s rental landscape

Depending on one’s needs and of course budget, Malta caters to a diverse range of rental preferences when it comes to property types. One can choose from villas, apartments, penthouses, farmhouses, townhouses, houses of character, bungalows, palazzos, maisonettes and more. When it comes to lifestyle preferences and personal interests, the choice is wide open: pick and choose between contemporary and historic architecture, sea or country views, period homes in quaint alleys and villages, luxury complexes and yacht marinas, cliff side mansions and even homes located right on the water’s edge. The same goes when your preference is for an apartment to rent: as Malta’s most prolific property type, apartments are to be found in all shapes and sizes, in all towns and villages and in all kinds of locations and settings.  

For example, if you are after an apartment in a historic setting and want to be immersed in cultural ambience, Valletta and the Three Cities should be at the top of your list. Should you want a cosmopolitan location with everything on offer, Sliema and St. Julian’s, two popular coastal towns, are very sought-after locations. Apartments for rent in these areas feature modern amenities, proximity to the sea and easy access to entertainment and dining options. Meanwhile, Gozo, Malta’s sister island, provides a wide range of apartments in a quieter and more relaxed atmosphere, with many overlooking the scenic countryside or the azure glow of the Mediterranean. If you are after ultra-luxurious apartments in premier locations, think no further than those located in Special Designated Areas all over Malta and Gozo.

Options when renting

The dynamic nature of Malta’s rental scene presents a variety of rental term options, from long-term leases for those wishing to plant roots on the island to short-term arrangements catering to tourists and business visitors seeking flexible lodging solutions. The cost of renting an apartment in Malta varies widely and the price will be influenced by factors such as location, size and the amenities on offer, with urban and tourist-heavy areas typically commanding higher prices. Nevertheless, the market’s diversity ensures affordability across different budgets. Your agent will be able to advise you accordingly on the best options available.

What you can expect from the rental process in brief

Engaging in the rental process in Malta usually entails signing a lease agreement, providing a security deposit, and in some instances, supplying references. Familiarity with the lease’s terms and conditions is crucial for a hassle-free renting experience. Moreover, the culture of negotiation by experienced rental agents with landlords or property managers always leads to mutually agreeable terms. Always make sure that the property you are going to rent is registered with the Malta Housing Authority, so ask the rentals agent about this.

What’s better: furnished or unfurnished?

The demand for furnished apartments in Malta has notably increased, particularly among expatriates and those looking at short-term rentals. These ready-to-live-in spaces, complete with the necessary furniture and appliances, offer immediate comfort and convenience, saving tenants from the expenditure and effort of acquiring household essentials. This trend especially underscores Malta’s appeal to international professionals, singles and families desiring temporary yet homely accommodation. In recent years, due to the competitive nature of the market, even apartments of some age have been modernised and upgraded to meet the most discerning of modern standards.

At Frank Salt Real Estate you can rest assured that your best interests will be served when it comes to renting an apartment anywhere on the islands. We have been in business for more than 55 years and offer a full-round service regarding all things property: residential sales, rentals, commercial property, residency advice, home interiors services, property management and much more. Call on one of our 16 offices nationwide where our specialists will be at hand to make your rental requirements a reality in no time at all.

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