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Amendments to rent laws

Amendments to rent laws

Private residential leases act enacted The much debated residential lease bill has finally been passed by Parliament through Act XXVIII of 2019. The Private Residential Leases Act addresses current housing realities and aims to protect tenants from abusive practices,...

Band Club Leases

Band Club Leases

Court of Appeal acknowledges rent laws violation of owners’ right to property and increases compensation A recent decision by the Court of Appeal in Anna Galea et vs L-Avukat Generali u Saint Julians Band Club has awarded further damages to property owners aggrieved...

Court of Appeal overturns Court of Magistrates libel judgment in a victorious ruling for freedom of the press

Court of Appeal overturns Court of Magistrates libel judgment in a victorious ruling for freedom of the press

The Court of Appeal in its Inferior competence has recently overturned a decision taken by the Court of Magistrates (Malta) back in October 2018 by virtue of which the newspaper ‘The Malta Independent’  was condemned to pay €3,000 in libel damages to  two auditors...

The Rights of Air Passengers under the EU Regulation

The Rights of Air Passengers under the EU Regulation

In a recent decision, the European Court of Justice, ruled that in cases of connecting flights which are the subject of a single reservation, the air carrier performing the first flight is obliged to pay compensation to passengers if they suffer long...

Planning authority extends regularisation scheme

Planning authority extends regularisation scheme

Maltese property owners allowed further time to sanction their properties  It is no secret that many properties and other developments around the Maltese islands fail to comply fully with planning laws, regulations and policies. Some years back a scheme...