Government provides no reply to concerns over “half-baked effort” white paper

Tista' taqra bil- Malti.

The government has not provided a reply to the concerns on the Residential Leases Act made by the Chamber of Commerce, Enterprise and Industry (Chamber) back in July.

“The Residential Leases Act as proposed by Government remains a half-baked effort that does not begin to solve the decades-long issues that plague the residential rental market.” This was restated in a press release by the Malta Chamber of Commerce, Enterprise and Industry (Chamber).

The Chamber had already expressed its dismay to the proposed act in a press conference on the 21st of July. It believes that the government has completely ignored pre-1995 leases and did not touch upon the protection and safeguarding of the right for universally affordable and adequate accommodation.

A holistic plan is needed for the rental market and The Chamber is asking the government to go back to the drawing board.