The largest and oldest overseas property show in the UK opens at Birmingham NEC on Friday 27th September. Amongst the countries represented will be a small English speaking Mediterranean island - with a long connection to the UK.
Think Southern Europe these days and property and bank collapse, austerity, unemployment and riots tend to be front of mind. Yet for one small island, the stereotype definitely does not fit and this is reflected in the growing interest shown by buyers of both residential and commercial property from overseas.
Despite few natural resources, English speaking Malta and its smaller more rural sister, Gozo have ridden the waves of European recession much like the pure blue seas that lap around their beaches and rocky shores. Malta was ruled by the British for over 150 years and the colonial links remain strongly embedded in its culture.
With an all year round warm climate, low crime rate and a great location for...