What methods are used by Government for the disposal of immovable property?

The Disposal of Government Land Act stipulates the methods through which government property may be disposed (sold, leased, granted on emphyteusis or otherwise) and also provides for the imposition of a fine not exceeding Lm1000 and/or imprisonment of not more than 6 months in the case of contravention of these provisions.  Under this act the principal ways through which government immovable property may be disposed are:

(i) Indirectly through a competitive call for tenders; or
(ii) Directly through an ad hoc resolution of the House of Representatives; or
(iii) Directly in accordance with an apposite special policy approved by a resolution of the House of Representatives; or
(iv) Directly to a body corporate established by law for the purposes of any function of such body (such as Enemalta, Employment Training Corporation, Malta Transport Authority, Malta Environment and Malta Environment and Planning Authority etc.); or
(v) In accordance with any other law for the time being in force.

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