European court grants compensation to Zabbar property owners who had rights violated

The Times of Malta reported today that the European Court of Human Rights ordered Government to property owners in Zabbar for the violation of their rights, since they were not allowed to seek an increase in rent for their property to reflect current market values.

The court ordered the government to pay Carmel Zammit and Doris Attard Cassar €40,000 in respect of pecuniary damage and €10,000, plus any chargeable tax, in respect of costs and expenses. It said that Government did not strike a balance between community interests and the rights of the plaintiffs to enjoy their property.

Read more here, or you can look up the case on the Justice Website.

By Geraldine Spiteri

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