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Property Holding Companies for Real Estate Holdings

Property in Malta can also be acquired via a trust. The setting up of trusts in Malta is regulated by the Trusts and Trustees Act 2004.  Malta has built a reputation as a respected and stable trust jurisdiction, based on a modern trust law, proper authorisation and regulation of trustees and a respected judicial system. 

The trust is increasingly being adopted for varying levels of asset protection and estate planning. Foreign and local families alike are not too reluctant to shed the pride of direct property ownership in favour of a well-planned family strategy and competent property management that can be provided by a professional trust company, often recommended by the family’s trusted lawyer.

Therefore, it is now very common for property to be bought in trust for use by the new Malta resident family and friends, and to be maintained and managed in the best interests of the beneficiaries and in a manner that maximises the property investment held in trust. As specialist property trustees, we are able to competently manage a real estate portfolio in an effective manner, bringing together expertise not only in trust and financial management but also in property investment, development and management, as well as considerable experience in real estate transactions in Malta.

Our unique staff complement brings together lawyers, tax advisors, architects, planning specialists and property specialists to ensure we are able to meets the demands of a long-term property trust relationship.  For instance, our in-house property lawyers have considerable experience in real estate transactions in Malta and can act in the best interest of your property trust  in residential or commercial property acquisitions, sales and leases.  We are able to draft a property trust deed that suits your family's objectives, life-time goals and tax-optimisation ambitions.  We also handle the conveyancing procedures necessary under Maltese law, ensuring a thorough property due diligence from all aspects - legal, planning, and structural... to ensure a good start to a sound property investment.

Our Service

We provide a seamless co-ordination of all elements in the acquisition process, including:

Location of residential / commercial property on sale or for rental in Malta

Conveyancing, Legal assistance with property acquisition/rental

Application for permits for foreigners to acquire property in Malta;

Private Banking and mortgage assistance

The services of our Notary Public

Wills regulating property in Malta

Professional assistance with the Immigration process including handling
    of residence applications

Tax planning advice to eliminate/mitigate capital gains & inheritance taxes

Mitigation of tax on rental income by financing schemes in Malta

Relocation assistance

Ongoing management and supervision of property development

For more information on how we can help you, please Contact Us at your convenience.

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Claris Trustees & Fiduciaries Ltd. (Reg. No. C-39315) is licensed and regulated by the
Malta Financial Services Authority in terms of the Trusts & Trustees 2004, as amended.  Claris provides professional trusteeship, Malta property trusts, Malta company formation and assistance with Malta residence permits.

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