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

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

Minibudget

The minibudget of yesterday has passed a couple of important new laws. Firstly any non resident who rents out a property in Italy will now … 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with alarming regularity, it’s worth knowing the current taxes applicable on property purchases, as many sites are out of date.

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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

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 Val di Noto

The South East of Sicily is often called the Val di Noto, dating from the times when the Arabs divided the island into 3 valli.  … Read more