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Claudio Del Giudice is a qualified Italian lawyer (Avvocato) and an English Solicitor. He specialises in Italian property and succession law as Avvocato and in debt collection and company commercial work as a solicitor. He is a sole practitioner in London.

Don`t delay completing your Italian property acquisition

A recent judgement of the Italian Supreme Court published in February 2018 is the epilogue of a sad story of the Italian couple, who delayed the completion of their property acquisition, only to see their property being taken away from them and purchase price they had paid lost in the whirlwind of their vendor`s insolvency. [...]

By | May 23rd, 2018|Italian News|0 Comments

Consultazione del Ministero di Giustizia Britannico sulle procedure di recupero crediti – sentenze in contumacia.

Il 17 dicembre 2017 il Ministero della Giustizia Britannico ha indetta una consultazione sulle procedure di recupero crediti basate sulla contumacia del debitore. La consultazione aperta a tutte le parti interessate e probabilmente, risultera` in una riforma delle procedure di recupero crediti. Secondo il codice di procedura civile inglese (Civil Procedure Rules) la Citazione o [...]

By | February 7th, 2018|Novita`In UK|0 Comments

Focus on Italian estate agents: their duties and responsibilities

Buying or selling Italian residential properties frequently involves the assistance of local Italian estate agents. It is important to establish the right relationship from the very beginning, crucially before any document is signed and any money is paid. It is also important to realise that Italian estate agency law is very different from the English [...]

By | January 15th, 2018|Italian News|0 Comments

Regno Unito, il nuovo reato societario di favoreggiamento dell` evasione fiscale (Failure to prevent facilitation of tax evasion)

Il Regno Unito si sta organizzando per combattere l` evasione fiscale internazionale, a tutti i livelli. Il 30 settembre 2017 e` entrata in vigore la parte del Criminal Finances Act 2017 che punisce il reato societario di “favoreggiamento dell` evasione fiscale” (Corporate Offence of failure to prevent tax evasion). E` una risposta alla dottrina della [...]

By | January 1st, 2018|Novita`In UK|0 Comments

“Prima Casa” a gift with strings attached

Frequently, the foreign property buyer of an Italian residential property is presented, in the confusion of the completion of his Italian acquisition, in the notary`s office and with garbled explanations, with the question: do you wish to pay Italian Registration Tax (Imposta di Registro) at the full 9% rate, or would you rather prefer to [...]

By | December 26th, 2017|Italian News|0 Comments

Recent changes in Italian properties purchase procedures

It has taken more than three and a half years. A law was passed in Italy at the end of 2013, allowing Italian notaries to receive the purchase price of Italian properties and to keep these funds until the actual registration of the sale (trascrizione della vendita) had been successfully completed. The Italian notary would [...]

By | September 15th, 2017|Italian News|0 Comments

Pre-action Protocol for Debt Claims: Nuove norme in materia di recupero crediti da persone fisiche / ditte individuali.

Nuove norme di procedura si applicheranno dal 1 ottobre 2017 ai recuperi crediti di imprese verso debitori individuali o anche, ditte individuali. Le norme processuali civili in Inghilterra e Galles (Civil Procedure Rules) prescrivono una condotta pre-giudiziaria alle parti (Protocols) allo scopo di: Accertare se e` possibile prevenire il contenzioso con un accordo extra-giudiziario Considerare [...]

By | June 23rd, 2017|Novita`In UK|0 Comments

The new tax on Italian bed and brekfast: “Airbnb tax” or “Regime fiscale delle locazioni brevi”.

Tourism has always been a major source of income in Italy. Once upon a time, tourists arrived in Italy and stayed in hotels, sometimes they would rent a holiday cottage for a few months. Over the years the Italian tax system had adapted to this form of tourism. The advent of the internet and, more [...]

By | May 29th, 2017|Italian News|0 Comments

Holiday homes and farm buildings (Fabbricati rurali): a polite notice from the Italian Revenue

Farm buildings (Fabbricati rurali) are normally registered in the Countryside Land Registry (Catasto Terreni) and are usually not subject to tax in Italy. These buildings are supposed to be the farmer`s house, where the owner is registered as a professional farmer (Rurali abitativi) or premises used for effective farming such as greenhouses (Serre) small farm [...]

By | May 28th, 2017|Italian News|0 Comments

La Supreme Court conferma il princio della liberta` di disporre per testamento, senza vincoli o limitazioni.

A conclusione di un prolungato e tortuoso iter processuale che ha interessati tutti i gradi di giurisdizione, la Supreme Court di Londra ha confermato che si puo`disporre per testamento come si crede (Testamentary freedom) senza vincoli o restrizioni derivanti da vincoli di parentela. I familiari del Defunto non vantano diritti successori minimi, automatici e vincolanti. [...]

By | April 6th, 2017|Novita`In UK|0 Comments