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A new way to buy Italian properties: “Rent to buy”.

Legislation issued in September 2014, currently in force and yet to be confirmed by the Italian Parliament, has introduced a new way of buying a property in Italy. “Rent to Buy” agreements or more specifically [...]

October 31st, 2016|Italian News|

A foreign jurisdiction clause will not defeat the Italian “Forced heirship rules”.

A specially constituted Italian Supreme Court (Corte Suprema di Cassazione) rejected on 20.06.2014 the proposed application of a foreign jurisdiction clause in a foreign trust deed, where such trust conflicted with the Italian “forced heirship [...]

October 31st, 2016|Italian News|

Italian Constitutional Court strikes out landlords` anti-avoidance legislation

A recent ruling of the Italian Constitutional Court has repealed with immediate effect anti avoidance regulations aimed at tax evading Italian landlords dating back to 2011. Because of the immediate effects of this ruling and [...]

October 31st, 2016|Italian News|

2014 – New Year, New selling procedures and New lower taxes to improve the Italian property market

New legislation, coming into force on the 1st January 2014 will make substantial changes, actual improvements to the way the Italian property market works. New, improved selling / buying procedures are introduced. At the same time, [...]

October 31st, 2016|Italian News|

Compulsory mediation is re-introduced in Italy.

From 21st September 2013 mediation has been formally re-introduced in Italy as a compulsory step, for some disputes, before the parties may apply to the courts. Mediation has had a checkered life in Italy. Introduced [...]

October 23rd, 2016|Italian News|

The new energy performance certificate: how an A.C.E. turned into an A.P.E.

On the 6th June 2013 new legislation was brought into force in Italy to implement, once again, what is currently Directive 2010/31/EU on the energy performance of buildings. Under this new legislation, the name of [...]

October 23rd, 2016|Italian News|