Italian News

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 [...]

May 23rd, 2018|Italian News|

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 [...]

January 15th, 2018|Italian News|

“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 [...]

December 26th, 2017|Italian News|

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 [...]

September 15th, 2017|Italian News|

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 [...]

May 29th, 2017|Italian News|

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 [...]

May 28th, 2017|Italian News|