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20th May 2022, 20:15

First deadline for the Register of Property Ownership extended to the 31st of July amid long queues

There have been long queues outside the Government's gov.gi Customer Service hub in Main Street over the past few days with members of the public telling GBC they have experienced difficulty entering their details online for the Register of Property Ownership.

The first deadline for entering details onto the new register - for private property - had been Tuesday, but this has been extended to the 31st of July.

Residents of Bishop Canilla House, Albert Risso House, Charles Bruzon House and Sea Masters Lodge will be exempted.

All senior citizens who require assistance in registering their occupation will be able to attend at the John Mackintosh Hall between 9.00am and 1pm with effect from Tuesday 24th May for a period of 14 days.

Citizens will require their ID Cards or Passports of all those living in their property, with a copy of their Rates bill from LPS. Minister for Digital and Financial Services Albert Isola said hoped the extension and new support measures will help people to register - in particular older citizens who may find the process more challenging. 

Ros Astengo caught up with some of those queuing up.

GBC asked the Government whether the Register was in fact, a defacto census, whether people could 'opt-out', and to confirm if there is a £4,000 fine for late or non-compliance - however no replies to these questions were received.