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Renting property in Malta and Gozo

The Maltese islands have a vast and fast-moving rental property market, with a huge array of all types and sizes of properties catering to all budgets to rent across Malta and Gozo. 

Renting has become more and more popular in recent years, particularly with young families and young professionals, expats and students, and the market has quickly grown to keep up. 

With so much on offer, it’s easy to get overwhelmed, which is why it’s important to have the right Malta real estate experts by your side from the get-go to make your search as fruitful as possible. From apartments and maisonettes to villas and houses of character, you’ll definitely find the right property to rent in Malta or Gozo as long as you know how to look. 

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How to rent a property in Malta and Gozo

Renting a property in Malta or Gozo real estate is usually a very straightforward process. Speaking to an experienced real estate agent will help you to identify a few properties that fit your budget, tastes and requirements, after which you’ll be able to set up viewings to see the properties for yourself and ask questions. 

When you settle on a Malta or Gozo property to rent, your agent will help you put together the paperwork to sign the rental agreement. 

You’ll usually be expected to pay a security deposit equivalent to one month’s rent, although this could depend on the property and landlord in question. The deposit is refunded at the end of the rental agreement or is used to pay for any outstanding bills or damages. Once the contract is signed, you’ll pay your first month’s rent together with the agent fees, which amount to 50% of the first month’s rent plus VAT.

Your agent will also guide you on new government rules governing rental agreements in Malta since 2020, which include caps on rent increases, minimum terms for long and short lets, and other protections for tenants. Read more in detail about the process of renting property in Malta or Gozo

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Types of property to rent

Rental properties in Malta come in all shapes and sizes, with something to suit any taste. With a huge database of properties for rent in Malta and the right expertise to guide you, we have you covered whether you’re looking to rent a modern and convenient apartment or maisonette, a cosy townhouse or house of character in a traditional village or out in the countryside.

Rental properties in Malta generally tend to be furnished, making it quick and easy to move in, but unfurnished properties are also available if you’re looking to bring your own furniture in with you. Bills, including water, electricity, internet and TV, are not usually included in your rent. 

Prices vary significantly depending on the size of property and location, as well as the level of furnishing, facilities, views or nearby amenities, among others. Depending on your budget and needs, you might rent a modern apartment or maisonette, a townhouse or terraced house with a garden or swimming pool, a house of character, or a luxurious villa.

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Where to rent in Malta and Gozo

Malta’s small size means it’s easy to get around and you’re never too far from where you need to be, but deciding where to rent a property is nevertheless a very important decision, and one of the first things to consider when you start your search.

Central areas around Sliema, Swieqi, Gżira and St Julian’s are very popular with young professionals and offer a cosmopolitan lifestyle with a range of great bars, restaurants and shops, as well as proximity to many major businesses. You’ll find a range of one-bedroom, two-bedroom and three-bedroom apartments to rent, many in modern developments and ranging from luxury seafront properties to more affordable options, as well as maisonettes, townhouses and terraced houses.

If you’re looking for something less fast-paced, renting a property in one of the many towns in the western and southern parts of the island will offer all the amenities you need but in less hectic surroundings, usually with more affordable prices and still within easy commuting distance of all major areas.

You might choose to rent a property in Malta close to the sea or the countryside, or in the heart of a traditional town or village. From a seaside apartment in Mellieħa or Bugibba to a traditional village property in Rabat, Żebbuġ or Siġġiewi, the choices are limitless.

If you’re really looking to get away from the hustle and bustle, renting a property in Gozo could also be an option, with beaches and country walks on your doorstep, and beautiful farmhouses and apartments to rent.

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Renting FAQs

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the difference between short let and long let in Malta?

Short lets are defined as a property for rent less than six months, whereas long lets are defined as anything more than six months. Learn more about short-lets and long-lets in Malta.

When will I be able to move into my new rental property in Malta?

This mainly depends on the landlord and on the state of the rental property. If it is in good condition and vacant, then you will be able to move in right away. Learn more on some issues which may hinder you to move into your rental home straight away. 

Can I make any modifications to my rental property?

This is mostly determined by the landlord and the condition of the rented property. You will be able to move in straight away if it is in good condition and unoccupied. Learn more about some of the obstacles that may prevent you from moving into your rented property right away.

What happens if I want to terminate my lease early?

Most tenancy agreements include what is known as a break clause. However, if you need to end your lease early, you can call your rental agency, who will handle the problem with the landlord. Read more about what happens if you terminate your lease early. 

What are JK Properties agent fees?

At JK Properties, our agency fees amount to 50% of the first month’s rent. Learn more about our agent fees.