This was something that I had long wanted to do because, as various people have told me, it will probably be the best way to access as many prospective tenants as possible.
On the 24th September, 2010, my family and I arrived in Malta, after a 2 week overland trip from Scotland, through to London, France, Italy, and finally, Sicily.
We were all very excited about our new lives in Malta. Of course, Scotland is very beautiful and will always be our other home, but two kids under the age of 5 and Scottish weather were very incompatible, we felt. So we bit the bullet and here we are.
It has been four years of triumphs and epic fails. But we have no regrets and are as determined as ever to make a success of living here.
Our biggest mistake was thinking that Malta was as mundane as Britain, when it comes to mundane stuff like rental contracts, utility bills, electrical and gas safety certificates ...
Instead we were in for a Kafkaesque treat of Salvadorian (as in Salvador Dali!) proportions as one utility company CEO described all tenants as 'not existing for Arms' and several prominent people asserted that it was not the tenant that was a consumer of water and electricity but the landlord, of course!
This website will hopefully prevent other prospective tenants falling into pitfalls that we of course tumbled into, hook, line and sinker by showing them that there is much inventiveness and creativity in the landscape of Maltese bureaucracy!