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07 Apr 2022
This service is available across Italy
Who Is This Service For?
- English-speaking expats and foreign nationals looking to buy property in Italy - be that residential or commercial property.
- Investors seeking opportunities in the Italian real estate market.
- Individuals or families considering relocating to Italy or purchasing holiday homes.
- It is obligatory to obtain an Italian Tax Code (Codice Fiscale), which is mandatory for all property transactions in Italy.
Process: Step by Step
Offer to Purchase (Proposta d'acquisto):
- Drafting an irrevocable purchase offer including buyer and seller details, property description, terms, proposed price, and payment conditions.
- Accompanied by a deposit (5-10% of the offer amount), held by the real estate agent until accepted by the seller.
Preliminary Agreement (Compromesso):
- A legally binding agreement specifying detailed property information, legal documents, and any burdens or mortgages.
- Upon signing, a deposit of 25-30% of the property value is typically paid.
- Governed by Article 2932 of the Italian Civil Code, highlighting its legal significance.
Final Contract (Rogito):
- The conclusive sale contract, signed in the presence of a notary, officially transferring ownership.
- If the buyer is not fluent in Italian, the presence of an interpreter or a legal representative through notarial deed is required.
- The contract must be drafted by a notary, who acts on behalf of the state to protect both the buyer's and seller's interests.
- Italian Civil Code (Codice Civile): Articles 1385 and 2932 are particularly relevant, detailing regulations around deposits and the binding nature of preliminary agreements.
- Notarial Deed (Atto Notarile): Essential for the final contract, ensuring legal validity and state registration of the property transfer.
- Tax Implications: Understanding property taxes, including stamp duty, VAT (if applicable), and land registry taxes, is crucial for a successful transaction.
Benefits - Why Choose Our Service
- Expert Guidance Through Legal Procedures: Navigating the complexities of Italian property law with the assistance of experienced professionals ensures compliance and peace of mind.
- Streamlined Purchase Process: From the initial offer to the final contract, each step is managed efficiently, saving time and avoiding common pitfalls.
- Financial Advisory and Tax Planning: Expert advice on financial arrangements, mortgage options, and understanding of Italian tax implications maximizes your investment value.
- Notarial Assurance: The involvement of a notary guarantees the legality and validity of the property transfer, ensuring your rights are protected.
- Personalized Service: Tailored advice and services based on your specific needs and circumstances, ensuring a personalized approach to property buying in Italy.
- Language and Cultural Navigation: Overcoming language barriers and understanding local customs and practices with the help of bilingual experts familiar with the Italian real estate market.
- Post-Purchase Support: Assistance doesn't end with the purchase; receive guidance on property registration, tax obligations, and integration into your new community.
Free Support Services Included
When combined with the free and innovative Advocate Abroad support services you can be sure that you are obtaining completely transparent legal services from registered and regulated English-speaking lawyers abroad.These support services include:
- Verification of the regulatory status of your professional.
- Fees as recommended by the Local Professional Body
- Fees specified in advance and legally guaranteed.
- Service levels agreed in advance and guaranteed.
- All professionals must hold professional indemnity insurance.
- Professionals' proficiency in English monitored.
- Continuous quality controls and reviews.