Italian News

Focus on Italian estate agents: their duties and responsibilities

Buying or selling Italian residential properties frequently involve the assistance of local Italian estate agent. 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|

Improving Italian property market statistics – The Quarterly Report of the Italian Revenue

On the 6th June 2017 the “Osservatorio del Mercato immobiliare” (OMI) - a branch of the Italian Revenue -  issued its quarterly reports on the Italian property market, for the first quarter of 2017. Click [...]

June 26th, 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|