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.



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Property ownership does not include right for views over third-party property – MDA

The Malta Developers Association (MDA) refers to reports in the media regarding the Environmental Planning Statement (EPS) submitted to MEPA on the proposed development of three adjacent sites in the Ta’ Masrija area, limits of Mellieha.

MDA agrees totally with the statement that the Planning System cannot be expected to protect views enjoyed by property owners over third-party properties. In fact the so-called right for views has never been a part of the rights of property in Malta and was never protected by any planning regime, including the current one prevailing in the country.

In this case, the sites in question are within the development zone and therefore applications for development should be considered according to the parameters applicable to the site.

Without entering into the specific merits of the particular applications involved, MDA reiterates the following principles that should apply to sites such as the ones in Ta’ Masrija area, Mellieha:

1. Property ownership does not include right for views over third-party property.
2. Permits for sites within development areas should be treated as such by MEPA and an inordinate time in processing relevant applications can never be justified.
3. The rights of developers for development permits should not be subject to considerations of supply and demand in the property market as it is solely the developers concerned who decide to risk their own money in development projects. MEPA is not – and should not – assume the role of a regulator that interferes in the free market by imposing restrictions based on market considerations rather than on planning ones.


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