Minister for Transport, Infrastructure and Capital Projects Ian Borg and Parliamentary Secretary for Planning and the Property Market Chris Agius yesterday announced that tomorrow, the 1st October 2019, will see the opening of a scheme for the redemption of temporary emphyteusis and leases with the Joint Office on residential properties, a scheme announced last May and which will be administered by the Joint Office and the Lands Authority.
“This scheme will benefit thousands of families and individuals living in such properties, a scheme that has long been awaited by many Maltese and Gozitan people. Such schemes lead this Government to say that it is truly a Government with a social spirit, a Government that truly delivers on its promises, schemes which give us the confidence to say that first and foremost there are the people and the quality of life they live”, said Minister Ian Borg.
The minister encouraged all those eligible to access the guidelines and the application to benefit from this opportunity to obtain their property in their name. He reminded those present that earlier this year, the same authority also saw to the facilitation of agricultural land transfer, another scheme that directly affects the quality of life of a sector of our society.
While prices are comparable to prices of preceding schemes, the scheme will nonetheless remain open for an indefinite period so that anyone who is eligible is given the opportunity to prepare themselves for any costs related to this redemption.
“I reiterate our full commitment to continue seeing more such schemes that prioritise the citizen, the resident, that truly deliver success to the people. This is the meaning of a successful country, one that is able to tangibly improve quality of life and the standard of living”, concluded the minister.
“We will continue working to give more families the opportunity to own their homes” – this was stated by Parliamentary Secretary Chris Agius. He continued explaining that, thanks to this scheme, families who have been waiting for a number of years to truly become owners of their home can fulfil their wish.
“We are giving Maltese and Gozitan families living in Government property subject to temporary emphyteusis or rent the opportunity to become owners of their homes. This scheme is aimed towards residents and not businesses or commercial properties”, explained the Parliamentary Secretary.
The parliamentary secretary reiterated that this is another scheme being issued by the Lands Authority together with the Joint Office so that requests that have been pending for many years can be solved. This continues to state the Government’s commitment so that more families can become owners of their homes and economic success continues reaching more people.
For guidelines and the application, the public is requested to access this link: https://landsauthority.org.mt/purchase-of-the-temporary-directum-dominium/