Who have resided continuously in Malta for over 5 years
If you have resided in Malta continuously for a minimum period of five years at any time before purchasing a property, you may freely acquire more than one property without the necessity of obtaining a permit.
Who have NOT resided continuously in Malta for over 5 years
If you are a citizen of any European Union member state (including Malta) who has not resided continuously in Malta for a minimum period of five years, you have no restrictions to purchase your first property in Malta. You can purchase it just like Maltese and EU citizens who have resided in Malta for over 5 years.
Likewise, you are not required to apply for any permit to purchase an immovable property for your business activities or supply services.