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Basement excavations and loss of entitlement to parking spaces, the new frontiers in Italian condominium litigation.

“Condominii ” (condominiums) are a copious source of litigation in Italy. Several people / families living close together in blocks of flats are a continuous source of stress and disputes.  Even the 2012 reform of [...]

December 25th, 2016|Italian News|

New opportunities: Innovative ways of dealing with Italian property

Traditionally, there are only set, limited ways of dealing with property, under Italian law. Property rights and contracts are restricted by law to what is expressly regulated by and available under current legislation. Until recently, [...]

October 31st, 2016|Italian News|

New legislation for seriously disabled children and their real estate endowment.

The Italian Parliament recently passed new legislation for the protection of disabled children. With the newly introduced, formal contract of “Affidamento fiduciario ” parents are in a position to set up a trust, fully effective [...]

October 31st, 2016|Italian News|

“Legge di Stabilita` 2016” and the Italian property owner.

“Legge di stabilita` 2016 ” is the new Italian budget. It came into force on the 1st January 2016 after protracted political negotiations. As for similar earlier legislation, it is made up of just one [...]

October 31st, 2016|Italian News|

Problems with trusts in Italy.

Trusts were unknown in Italy, until a few years ago. Italy being a Civil Law country, totally ignored Trusts as developed in Common Law jurisdictions. Following the introduction of The Hague “Convention on the law applicable [...]

October 31st, 2016|Italian News|

New legislation on Italian wills and international succession – why you should revise your Italian will.

A raft of recent legislation has introduced several changes to the established rules on Italian succession. Completely new rules apply to successions with an international element, following the coming into force of an EU Regulation [...]

October 31st, 2016|Italian News|