Create and Terminate a Registration



Mandatory Registration

As from 1st January 2020 lease contracts for a primary residential purpose must be registered by the owner with the Housing Authority within ten (10) days from the commencement of the lease. The lease contract needs to be registered online on the website In case of any difficulties, an appointment can be arranged with the Private Residential Leases Unit within the Housing Authority. In order to arrange an appointment with a Housing Authority representative, please phone 22991010 or send an e-mail to [email protected].


All the private residential leases drawn up after the law comes into force on 1st January 2020 shall be done in writing and must include the following requirements:

  • The property which is being leased;
  • Intended use as agreed;
  • The period covering the lease;
  • Whether, and how, the lease can be renewed;
  • The lease amount and how this should be paid;
  • Any amount deposited by the lessee by way of security, for the performance of his obligations;
  • An inventory attesting the condition of the premises as well as the state of any furniture and domestic appliances supplied by the lessor.

Download template contract

If the template contract is not used, this document needs to be annexed to the contract.

Which contracts need to be Registered

The Act is only applicable for those lease contracts for a primary residential purpose which were drawn up after 1st June 1995. Residential leases which were drawn up after 1st June 1995, but prior to the coming into force of this Act and which would still be in force on 1st January 2021, whether within the original term or a renewed one, must be registered no later than 1 January 2021.

The rental contract

For more information on the different type of contracts and a sample contract please click the following link

How to register a contract

The quickest and easiest way to register a lease contract is by using our online facility.
To enable you to register a lease online you will need to either log-in using your E-ID here or create an online account here.

For E-ID users, personal details will be filled in automatically by the system.

Creating an account

1. Click Create Account from the homepage

2. Enter your E-mail address and Create a Password

3. Confirm Password

4. Click Create Account

5. You will receive an e-mail on the e-mail address you provided to Verify Email Address

6. From the e-mail you receive click on Verify Email Address

7. You will be re-directed to the My Profile page

Creating a Profile

All users need to create a profile to be able to register their lease contract.

1. First you need to select the profile type:

Individual: The term ‘individual’ refers to a lessor, lessee or third party individual who is registering on behalf of another individual (Example: An individual who as power of attorney)

Company: The term ‘company’ refers to those individuals registering a lease contract of a property which the company is renting. A ‘company’ needs to include the company registration number.

Agent: The term ‘agent’ refers to real estate agents who register on behalf of lessors.

2. Fill in all personal details

3. If the profile type is Company or Agent also fill in Company Details

4. Fill in address fields

5. Click Save and Proceed

Registering a lease contract

  1. Once a Profile is created, click on the Contract Registration box
  2. The first step, is to fill in the Property Details
  3. Click Save
  4. After the property details are saved, click Continue
  5. The second step, is to fill in the Tenancy Details
  6. When filling in the Tenancy Details you need to upload both signed contract & inventory
  7. Click Continue
  8. The third step, is to fill in the Details of Lessor
  9. In the case, that there is more than one lessor click Add Lessor
  10. Click Continue
  11. The fourth step, is to fill in the Details of Lessee
  12. In the case, that there is more than one lessee click Add Lessee
  13. Click Continue
  14. The fifth and final step, is to click Yes if an authorized agent is part of the contract and if No proceed to the next step
  15. If Yes, fill in the Details of Authorized Agent
  16. After reading the terms & conditions, check the terms & conditions checkbox
  17. Click Submit
  18. A pop-up notification will show asking you whether you want to submit this contract form, click Submit
  19. On submission, you will receive a notification e-mail, outlining that your application for the registration of a Private Residential Lease was received and will be reviewed
  20. The Housing Authority will send you a notification e-mail, if it requires any clarification or further information
  21. You will be notified when the application was reviewed and accepted or refused

Draft contract registrations

When you are registering a contract and you do not proceed with payment, the registration application is saved in draft status and may be accessed later from the Draft Contract Registrations option, under the Contract Registration section from the left toolbar. The Registration is only submitted, after all five sections are filled in, click Submit and pay the Registration Fee.

Require feedback

The Require Feedback option under the Contract Registration section from the left toolbar allows you to access the lease contracts that have not been registered since the Housing Authority requires further feedback. When accessing the contract from the ‘Require Feedback’ section, the lessor can amend the contract to satisfy the mandatory requirements

The Housing Authority will also send you notifications on the e-mail address provided in the lease contract, when a clarification or further information is required to process the registration of the lease contract.

Step by Step Guide: How to Submit the Required Feedback


This PoA Form describes the power of attorney according to the Housing Authority’s policy for the private residential agreements to be registered under Cap 604/2019 of the Laws of Malta. A power of attorney (“PoA”) is a written authorization to represent or act on another’s behalf.

Parties entering a lease agreement by means of a Power of Attorney, may make use of the Power of Attorney(“PoA”)/Mandate specimen provided by the Housing Authority (PoA Form) or else submit to the Authority their own Power of Attorney (“PoA”) which has to be in writing, signed by the mandator and the mandatory, and by a witness who must be a professional and holding a valid warrant according to the Laws of Malta.

When filling the online registration form the page named ‘DETAILS OF AGENT/OTHER PARTIES’ has to be filled with the details of the Power of Attorney.

Online Renewal and Termination of Contracts

Renewable Agreements

Lease Agreements that in the contract specify that the lease will be renewed automatically, are required to renew their online registration. The following is the procedure to follow:

  1. Log in on the portal with your account or E-ID account
  2. Click on Contract Registrations
  3. Click My Registrations section
  4. Find the subject registration and click on View
  5. Click Renewals
  6. Click Renew
  7. Fill in the new Termination date and Annual Rent
  8. Click Submit

Renewing a contract which is non-renewable  

Lease Agreements that in the contract do not specify that the lease will be renewed, but parties agree to renew their online contract registration, need to follow the following procedure:

  1. Log in on the portal with your account or E-ID account
  2. Click on Contract Registrations
  3. Click My Registrations section
  4. Find the subject registration and click on View
  5. Click Renewals
  6. Click Renew
  7. Fill in the new Termination date, Annual Rent, and upload the signed Renewal Declaration
  8. After reading the disclaimer, check disclaimer checkbox
  9. Click Submit
  10. Proceed with payment of €5
  11. Renewal will be verified, and an approval notification will be sent once this is approved
  12. Should you require to confirm about the status of your renewal, click on Renewals and check the current renewal status column.
  13. In case any amendments are required, an email notification is sent. These must be fulfilled within seven (7) days and prior the termination date. Failure to submit these amendments prior termination of the original lease, agreement will be automatically renewed for another period of one year with the exact same conditions as stipulated in Article 9(2) of Chapter 604 of the Laws of Malta.

Terminating a Registered Lease Agreement

If the lessor does not intend to renew the lease, the lessee must be informed at least three (3) months prior to the termination of the contract by means of a registered letter;

If the lessor fails to notify the lessee within the established period, the lease is renewed automatically for a year.

To terminate the online registration the following procedure is to apply:-

  1. Log in on the portal with your account or e-id account
  2. Click on Contract Registrations
  3. Click My Registrations section
  4. Find the subject registration and click on View
  5. Click Terminate
  6. The Termination Date is automatically filled according to the termination of the lease contract
  7. Upload the Termination notice sent to the lessee
  8. After reading the disclaimer, check disclaimer checkbox
  9. Click Terminate
  10. A notification will be sent to all parties confirming the termination request
  11. Once the registration is terminated on its termination date, another notification will be sent to all parties

Request for Ending a Registration

If a lessor wants to end a Registration prior the term and this because lessee/s moved out without serving a notice, a valid written notice of termination request form is to be submitted to the Housing Authority. In this section we have a sample of the notice of termination form.


For a Notice of Ending a Registration to be valid, it must:

  1. Be in writing (Termination form).
  2. Be signed by the lessors/s or his or her authorised agent, as appropriate.
  3. Specify the date when lessee/s moved out.
  4. Send the request form on [email protected]

Note: The Housing Authority holds no responsibility in respect of the termination of the lease registration. 

It will be possible to re-register the lease agreement provided that the agreed lease period would not have elapsed


Terminating a Registration by Mutual Consent

When both parties agree to terminate a contract registration prior the termination date, the following procedure apply:-

  1. Be in writing.
  2. Signed by all the parties in the registered contract.
  3. Specify the exact date when the lessee/s will move out from the premises.
  4. Give a reason for termination of the registered contract.
  5. Give the reference of the registration and the property’s address.
  6. Send the notification on [email protected].

Registration Fees

Normal Registration Fee: €10
Normal Registration will be free of charge during year 2020.

Late Registration Fee: €120
Late Registration Fee applies if the registration of the private residential lease contract is not registered within 10 days from the commencement of the lease contract.

Renewal of Agreement Fee: €5
Lease agreements which upon termination are renewed, need to be re-registered and the renewal fee of €5 applies.

No fees are due for the renewal of lease agreements that in the contract specify that the lease will be renewed each year.

Private Residential Leases (Fees) Regulations, 2020

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