The land register of Malta represents a uniform system containing both legal and cadastral information.
Establishment of the land register of Malta began in 1982 after adoption of a special law. However, the register is still being established. Its electronic version may not contain updated information about certain properties.
The Land Register of Malta is under the jurisdiction of the Department of Land Register.
The Department of Land Register consists of:
- document acceptance administration
- outline administration
- legal administration
- data entry administration
The Document Acceptance Administration acts as a registration office, receives applications for registration and issue of extracts, and issues plans. It issues special forms and levies a duty.
The Outline Administration is a technical body responsible for digitization of plans, handling of applications and cooperation with notaries.
The legal department processes and approves registration documents.
The Data Entry Administration enters data on transactions and other information in electronic registers.
Access to the electronic version of the register in Malta is provided only to employees of the register’s Department and other specially authorized state authorities.
To obtain an extract from the register, one must apply to the Department and fill in a special form. Search is carried out after payment of a fee.
Contents of the extract:
- personality of owner
- full address
- cadastral number
- copy of a plan
* some data may be unavailable for certain items, or may be provided for a fee.
Time for obtaining extracts in Malta shall be specified individually.
Extracts from the Land Register of Malta are provided subject to the laws of Cyprus and to the Law on personal data protection.
Moreover, you can order certified translations of your documents into any foreign language.
The requests shall be processed within one business day. Courier delivery of the apostilled extract shall be paid additionally according to the courier tariff rates.
Malta joined the Hague Convention on simplified legalization of documents on June 12, 1967. On March 3, 1968 the Convention came into force.
Thus, documents issued in Malta are subject to legalization based on the apostilling procedure, after certified translation such documents acquire full legal force on the territory of all other Hague Convention Member States.
As a rule of thumb, apostillation of extracts takes about two weeks.
|Service||Price incl. German VAT 19%||Price excl. VAT|
|Price for an electronic Extract from the land register of Malta||from 59,50 €||from 50,00 €||Price for the translation of an electronic Extract||from 41,65 €||from 35,00 €|
|Price for an Extract from the land register of Malta with apostille||from 357,00 €||from 300,00 €|