PropertyMalta Foundation holds national conference

Sunday, December 3rd, 2017

Malta Developers Association (MDA) President Sandro Chetcuti, in his capacity as Chairman of the PropertyMalta Foundation, appealed to those attended the National Conference – Analysis of the Property and Construction Industry, last Thursday to come forward with ideas on how to improve the Malta property product.

“We can learn by combining our knowhow and work more professionally,” he said. Apart from taking part in its first international property fair in Cannes, France, last month, the PropertyMalta Foundation intends to launch an on-line campaign to reach different audiences. Read more »

National Conference : Analysis of the Property & Construction Industry

Tuesday, November 14th, 2017

National Conference : Analysis of the Property & Construction Industry

Thursday 30th November 2017
Grand Hotel Excelsior, Valletta
Registration at 8.15am.
Lunch will be served at the end of the conference at 12.30pm.

The recent KPMG Property & Construction Industry Study commissioned by the Malta Developers Association will be published and discussed during the conference. A copy of the document will be given to all participants.

Hon. Ian Borg, Hon. Chris Agius and Hon. Edward Scicluna will also be addressing the conference.

Conference fee : Eur70
(includes coffee breaks & lunch)

The conference will be addressed in Maltese.



older news

MDA welcomes FOBC as Associate Member

The Malta Developers Association on Friday changed its statute to enable it to accept associate member organisations and immediately welcomed the Federation of Building Contractors (FOBC) as an associate member.
MDA President Michael Falzon expressed satisfaction that the association had, in two short years, become universally acknowledged as the voice of developers, a voice that speaks without fear or favour in the name of its members on the property market.
It has gained recognition from the political forces in the country, the media and those prejudiced against the property market, and has established itself as a serious NGO whose word is respected even by those who do not agree with it.
“As a result of our work, we have placed the property market on the national agenda,” Mr Falzon affirmed. “We have put pressure on the politicians in the country and, for the first time, the property market has been mentioned in the Budget as an economic sector in the country.”
From what has already been announced, the Labour Party will include three measures in its electoral manifesto following requests from the MDA: action on the Permanent Residents Scheme; the introduction of a final withholding tax on income from rent from residential properties; and the automatic renewal of permits that MEPA has already issued.
The Nationalists already announced in their electoral programme that they will include the MDA’s proposal for a final withholding tax on income from rent from residential properties. “I hope when the two manifestos are published there will be further acceptance of the MDA’s proposals, for which it has worked so much,” Mr Falzon said.
MDA disagrees with Alternattiva Demokratika’s electoral pledge to tax vacant property, which creates an imbalance in the property market since prices will no longer be subject only to the rules of the free market.
Mr Falzon dwelt at some length on the issue of renewal of existing MEPA permits. “We are highly disappointed that after months of insistence with MEPA on this issue, including a specific meeting with Minister Mario de Marco, the Authority issued a 26-page consultation document earlier this week introducing an incredible amount of bureaucracy. As a result, a great deal of uncertainty is going to be created with no one knowing where they stand since everything is tied together.”
The MDA objects to this, pointing out that the MEPA board appears to have given up on allowing common sense to prevail among its employees. Mr Falzon outlined the MDA’s stand on the issue.
The incoming council of the MDA is again headed by Mr Falzon. Sandro Chetcuti is Vice-President; Ian Fitzpatrick, secretary; Paul Xuereb, treasurer; and Anton Camilleri, Mario Camilleri, Malcolm Mallia, Euchar Vella and Keith Pillow, members.

26 January, 2013


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