Incentives

Incentives

To kickstart the economy the government have redesigned some of the incentives available.

The most appealing is an incentive of 110% for certain works done on … Read more

Rejoice

Rejoice

Electricity bills, or at least the part of the bill for kilowatts used, will be going down by about 5% this year.  Gas will be … Read more

Buying in …

The 2016 editions of Buying in Sicily and Buying in Italy are now available from www.buyinginsicily.com and www.buyinginitaly.com.  The Amazon site will soon be updated … Read more

The buying process

There are usually three steps involved in buying a property in Italy.  The only one required by law is the final act of rogito, … Read more

Purchase Taxes

Given that Italian law changes with alarming regularity, it’s worth knowing the current taxes applicable on property purchases, as many sites are out of date.

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Notary payments

 

There’s been a tweak in the law about notary payments. Whereas you used to give the notaio a single payment and he would … Read more

Notary deposit

The seller and/or the buyer can now ask for the balance of the sale paid at act, is deposited with the notary until the … Read more