9 December - AX The Palace Hotel, Sliema

16 December - Kempinski Hotel San Lawrenz, Gozo

Malta’s much awaited rent reform will come into force on January 1st 2020, having just been approved by Malta’s Parliament. Aimed at bringing stability to the sector, the new rent regulations include amongst other:

  • a minimum rent period of one year on long lets
  • a maximum rent period of six months on short lets
  • a minimum notice period for landlords and tenants
  • caps on price hikes
  • an obligatory contract registration.

The new rent laws apply to all rental contracts signed as from January 2020. It also applies to any existing rental contracts entered into after June 1995 that are still in effect in January 2021.

Frank Salt Real Estate is organising two seminars for landlords interested in finding out more about the changes in the regulations governing rentals.

The event will also see the participation of Dr Ian J Stafrace, from Saliba Stafrace Legal who will be giving a presentation on the main highlights of the rent reform. There will also be time for questions.

Attendance at the seminar is free of charge, however due to limited seating, prior registration is required.

Seminar Dates & Venue

9 December 2019 | 6pm

AX The Palace Hotel, Sliema, Malta

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16 December 2019 | 6pm

Kempinski Hotel San Lawrenz, Gozo

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Event Programme


Coffee and Registration


Welcome Note

Douglas Salt

The Rental Regulations Reform: How will this affect landlords?

Dr Ian J Stafrace

Questions from the audience

Malta Rent Regulations Reform

Seminar Speakers

Ian Stafrace

Dr Ian J Stafrace

Saliba Stafrace Legal

Dr. Ian J. Stafrace is a Maltese Lawyer who has been admitted to the Bar in 1998. Ian was educated at De La Salle College and the Liceo and Graduated from the University of Malta.
He has worked for Exco Services Limited handling assignments relating to corporate matters, mergers and divisions and company restructuring. He was a partner at Abela Stafrace and Associates, a law firm specialising in Civil and Administrative Law matters. He served as the Chief Executive Officer of the Malta Environment and Planning Authority, the Maltese Agency regulating environment protection and development planning. And in May 2013, he returned to his profession and set up the firm Salibastafrace Legal. He regularly advises public and private entities on property civil and commercial matters.

Douglas Salt Director

Douglas Salt

Frank Salt Real Estate

Douglas Salt graduated with a Bachelor of Commerce degree from the University of Malta. He has been working with the company for the past 29 years. Apart from his role as director, he is also the branch manager for the St Julians and Spinola branches. Besides selling property, he also has vast organisational, managerial and motivational skills, and is involved in most aspects of the company. Douglas is the key person who liaises with developers giving advice on property developments and making sure that Frank Salt Real Estate will be one of the first agents to know of any developments that come on the market. Douglas Salt is also responsible for the development of the Chinese market. Douglas was the secretary of the former Association of Estate Agents and following its demise, in November 2005 successfully founded a Federation Of Estate Agents, and of which he was Founder President. He currently heads the real estate section in the Malta Developers Association. He is a committee member on the joint committee of the local Money Laundering Agency. He is spearheading legislation to govern estate agencies in Malta.

Malta Rent Regulations Reform


The seminar is being organized in collaboration with Joinwell