Property law is vast and complex and so are issues related to this sector. When one thinks about property law, the main thoughts go into buying or selling, renting or leasing, notary services, bank loans, condominium matters, Planning Authority permits, and so on.
Some communalities found in property transactions for people buying and selling real estate include problems with title, with access, with disclosures, and with enforcement. However, over and above these, within property law there is so much more. Property owners often encounter issues of spoliation (spoll), servitudes issues, constant noise pollution from neighbours, incorrect use of property – from residential to commercial, airspace rights, recovery of deposits related to property, dangerous demolitions and excavations next to residential properties, disputes between neighbours, landlords suing tenants, property boundaries, latent defects, depravation of the use of one’s property, and so on.
These scenarios have become very common in Malta as expected because of an increased population due to the influx of expatriates and new businesses, and the construction boom on the island. This construction boom is not only responsible for many blocks of apartments for housing, but also new commercial and entertainment buildings. Malta’s skyline has changed drastically over the years creating challenges for residents and property owners.
Sciberras Advocates holds extensive experience in real estate transactions and property related issues in Malta. It is advisable to get legal counsel from a property lawyer whenever concerns arise, not only because contracts and agreements are filled with legal jargon, but also because one would need to understand properly and know the rights one holds on to certain matters before they are escalated. Hiring a property lawyer today to review a promise of sale agreement can save you a lot of money in the future. This is the same as safeguarding yourself during legal proceedings and disputes in or out of court for any issues related to property such as the scenarios mentioned above. Our property lawyers will be able to consult you on the best way forward when it comes to matters related to property.
Article written by Ms Charlene Sciberras, B.A. (Hons), guest writer, is a marketing and business administration specialist with a special focus on corporate, accounting, and legal matters.
Sciberras Advocates founded by Dr Adrian Sciberras, is a law firm based in Malta. The firm prides itself to be multi-disciplinary, innovative and flexible in order to meet the changing times and any challenges in the local and international legal scenario. No matter what private or corporate complex demands are called for, Sciberras Advocates offers practical and cost-effective legal solutions to achieve your desired results. You may reach Sciberras Advocates by phone on +35627795222 or via email on [email protected].