The buyer should feel totally confident that the sale is proceeding as it should, and without an agent, that’s down to you.
The buyer will hire a notary, but it’s worth booking a notary appointment yourself to ensure that you are clear about costs and paperwork. You can find out more about costs for the seller here and the buyer here.
With regards to paperwork, you will need: (check with a notary to be sure)
1. An Energy Performance Certificate (EPC). This is compulsory and must be given to the buyer when you enter into the konvenju. There are many companies which can provide an EPC efficiently. Find them here. The certificate is valid for ten years.
2. An identity card or passport.
3. A copy of the contract of purchase.
4. If you inherited the property, you will have to provide details of the date of death, a copy of the will, and the ‘deed of declaration of transmission Causa Mortis.’
5. A block plan showing the property and all necessary building permits.
6. Receipts for the latest electricity, ground rent, water, telephone or television/cable bills. To register water and electricity meters under the buyer's name, you will need a special form for ARMS. Find it here.
7. If you are resident outside of Malta, you will need a tax registration number.
8. Notaries might require further information such as plans from the land registry, letters cancelling hypothecs (a right to the property) from banks, tax documents etc.
9. If you bought the property with a spouse, both will need to be parties to the transfer and the marriage date will need to be recorded. You may need your marriage certificate.
10. Foreigners may need a tax clearance letter to sell.