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with alarming regularity, it’s worth knowing the current taxes applicable on property purchases, as many sites are out of date.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

A house for 1 euro

A house for 1 euro

The latest Sicilian comune to offer houses for 1 euro is Sambuca, a hill town above Agrigento.

It’s an inviting … Read more

Buying Off Plan

All change from 16 March if you are planning to buy a property off plan. You will now need a compromesso (preferably done by a … Read more