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Frequently Asked Questions about Buying Italian Property

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Buying Italian Property

Frequently Asked Questions about Buying Italian Property What is a notary?  A notary is a qualified lawyer who is employed by the Italian government. When you are buying Italian property, it is a notary who conducts the legal transfer of a property from vendor to buyer, and prepares the deed of sale, checks there are […]

Italy offers Non-doms la Dolce Vita with Tax Breaks

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Val d'Orcia

This article appeared in the Financial Times on 26.1.17 Italy offers non-doms la dolce vita with tax breaks Experts think move may be designed to lure wealthy from post-Brexit Britain JANUARY 26, 2017 by: Vanessa Houlder Italy is the latest country to roll out the welcome mat for the international elite — just as Britain […]

BREXIT

In: Buying properties

BREXIT Many British people have asked us what the UK leaving the EU means for those wanting to buy property in Italy. Firstly of course, and most importantly, the current situation will not change until we actually leave the EU, so not for about 2 years from when Article 50 of the Lisbon Treaty is […]

Reductions, Bargains & Distressed Properties!

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Reductions, Bargains & Distressed Properties! For distressed property being sold at auction, please see our auctions page To be informed regularly about ALL reductions just follow us on FACEBOOK JUNE 2017 Reductions – see our June newsletter and scroll down to the reductions MAY 2017 Reductions – see our May newsletter and scroll down to the reductions APRIL […]

Italian Property Purchase Process

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Peccioli

Italian Property Purchase Process There are no restrictions on foreign buyers purchasing property in Italy. It’s important to remember that almost every sale is different, but this is the general procedure; 1. VIEWING 2. NEGOTIATION of price, sometimes verbally, sometimes more formally with the submission of a formal offer, or a proposta irrevocabile d’acquisto. If […]

Currency Exchange for Italian Property

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Val d'Orcia

Currency Exchange for Italian Property   We can get you a much better currency exchange rate when you’re transferring money to Italy to purchase your property. We recommend currency exchange company, Cornhill FX, who will give you a favourable rate (they guarantee not to be beaten). Depending on the price of the property you’re buying, […]

Our Service & Terms and Conditions

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Volterra

  Our Service & Terms and Conditions We work with many associate agents in Italy, all fully registered and licensed. If you find a property you wish to buy, the fees (usually 3% + VAT) are payable to the Italian agent at compromesso stage. The service they will provide you includes -viewing -negotiation -advice on […]

Comments & Testimonials

In: Buying properties

Comments & Testimonials “I want to thank you for arranging all my viewings and for promptly answering my e-mails and questions. If all the other agencies had such efficient staff, my search would have been made much easier! I will highly recommend you should I be asked to name an agency for Italian property.” Johanna-Maria […]

Lawyers

In: Buying properties

Lawyers You don’t need a lawyer for purchasing a property in Italy, the sale is handled by the notary with the assistance of the geometra and agent. But for any legal advice or advice on wills, inheritance etc, here are a few lawyers who deal with such matters. Michele Menato Michele Menato B&M LAW LLP […]

Selling Italian Property with Casa Tuscany

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Selling Italian Property with Casa Tuscany The facts: – We usually rank at no. 2 on Google for ‘Tuscany property’, ‘property in Tuscany’ etc. and so our website enjoys a great deal of traffic. We successfully cover other areas of Italy too. – There are approx 8,000 people on our mailing list who are actively […]

Rental Tax on Italian Property

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Rental Tax on Italian Property Renting out property in Italy is not difficult to do, but it can be difficult to understand what your obligations then are to the Italian taxman. Below is an overview of the main taxes involved in owning and renting out a property in Italy. Income tax (IRPEF) – any rental […]

Winery Purchase in Tuscany + Management Consultancy

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Winery Purchase in Tuscany + Management Consultancy Are you interested in investing in an Italian winery but worried you don’t know where to start, let alone how to run it effectively and profitably? We can put you in touch with a Tuscan-based consultancy who are experienced winery owners and producers. Whether you are interested in […]

Buying Italian Property at Auction

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Buying Italian Property at Auction If you are looking for a bargain it is worth considering a distressed sale which is for sale at auction or is due to be auctioned soon. In other countries people may choose to sell a property at auction. In Italy it goes to auction if being sold off by […]

Mortgages in Italy

In: Buying properties

Mortgages in Italy   To take out a mortgage on an Italian property you have to go through an Italian bank (or a foreign bank which has branches in Italy). If you find a property with us our agents will assist you in obtaining a mortgage or alternatively you could be pre-approved through a broker […]

Finance Alternatives to Bank Mortgages

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  Finance Alternatives to Bank Mortgages If you’ve tried to obtain a mortgage in Italy in the last few years, you will know it is sometimes hard for non residents to borrow money, especially if you want to borrow small amounts (less than €250,000). Applying to an Italian bank for a mortgage can be time-consuming, […]

Italian Property Insurance

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Italian Property Insurance For your Italian Property Insurance needs, Devon Direct Insurance have a bespoke panel of Insurers that include Lloyds of London syndicates. The ethos of the company is “customer service” which applies to local and distant clients who have been with the company since the brokerage started. They have a large number of clients […]

Long Term Rentals in Italy

In: Rentals

  Long Term Rentals in Italy If you need to rent a house or apartment in Tuscany for more than a holiday – to really experience Tuscan life, if you fancy studying here or are house-hunting or even if you are awaiting the completion of a house purchase/restoration, we have a few houses available for […]

Italian Train Times

In: Transport and infrastructure

Italian Train Times Click here for Italian Train Times in English www.trenitalia.com

Skiing in Tuscany

In: Sport

Abetone, about 40km north east of Bagni di Lucca, and 55km north west of Pistoia, is the main ski resort in central Italy. You will find very helpful information about skiing in Abetone at www.skituscany.com

Bookshop and Italian Films

In: Culture

BOOKS Featured book – Diavolino – written by a good friend, Steve Emmett, and set on Lake Trasimeno in Umbria. Please support him. This is a fantastic read and he is being hailed as the next big thing – somewhere between Dan Brown and Stephen King! ITALIAN FILMS GIFT CERTIFICATES