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Hereunder is a list of Frequently Asked Questions on selling/buying/renting a property in Malta. If your query is not addressed here, just drop us an email or fill in the Contact Us form on this website.
Are utility charges like water, electricity, cable TV and telephone usually included in the rental amount?
No, these bills are normally borne by the Lessee and paid for separately over and above the rent. It is also common practice for the Lessor to charge a monthly fee on account for these services. These are then usually adjusted every three months or when the official utility bills are received.
Does Lessee or lessor have to pay additional commission if the rental contract is extended?
Additional commissions are due to the Agency if the rental is less than one year and has been extended. The agency is due the normal percentage up to the first year. Any extensions thereafter are not charged for by the agency.
How do we market/advertise your property?
Belair Property uses a number of marketing tools namely this newly improved website, advertising on leading newspapers and popular local and international magazine publications, property exhibitions in Malta or overseas, international partner agencies across the world, property directories, office window displays creating business from passing trade from our strategic locations, conferences and most of all consistent networking by our experienced sales team. Belair Property also publishes it’s own quality property magazine which is distributed with the Sunday Times of Malta, twice a year.
Belair Property also believes in the power and importance of Social media tools in our daily lives. And is contact lookout to find the latest and newest trends in order to promote their services and property listings. Click on the following list of Social media for better idea:
Facebook - Updates on the latest properties on the market, For Sale and For Rent; Style tips; Social Issues; Property watch and so much more
Linkedin- Connect to our network. When dealing with one of our agents try connecting with them online to keep posted on ongoing offers and news.
Pinterest - A little bit of fun with regards to pinning images we love, properties we have on our books and style ideas you could use to decorate your new home or office.
Google+ - Google is a powerful tool and we want to assure we have a presence. google+ includes locations of our offices and we regularly post on this.
and others. So rest assure we explore all possibilities when marketing your properties.
Is a vendor obliged to pay any fees for advertising on local newspapers or magazine publications?
No costs are due to the agent except for the commission agreed upon. Unless specifically agreed beforehand, agents do not usually ask for advertising money.
Should a Lessee fail to pay rent on the date of the contract, could the agreement be terminated?
The contract stipulates that payment should be done by a particular date, however it also stipulates a grace period before which legal measures come into effect. This period is generally 14 days from date due.
When does the commission get paid to the Real Estate Agency?
Commission is paid on signing of the contract.