Applying A Power of Attorney in Italy

Unable to travel to Italy? If for any reason, you are unable to reach Italy in person to fulfil legal obligations such as signing legal documents or dealing with Italian succession procedures, the solution may be to confer a Power of Attorney. How does a Power of Attorney work? A Power of Attorney – “Procura” […]

How do UK nationals obtain permanent Italian residency?

Visa requirements Starting from January 1st 2021, UK nationals planning to stay in Italy for more than 90 days within a 180 day period, have become subject to national visa requirements in accordance with Italian immigration rules applicable to non-EU / third country nationals. UK nationals wishing to permanently reside in Italy have to follow the […]

Can I still buy property in Italy after Brexit?

What is reciprocity? Even before Brexit, property investments were never governed by EU legislation. Ownership and property laws have always been based on sovereign laws set by individual countries. When you buy property in, for example, England, the applicable law is that of England and Wales. When you buy property in Italy, your purchase is […]

What is an EPC certificate?

What is the purpose of an EPC certificate? If you are going to purchase a property, the EPC Certificate (Attestato di Prestazione Energetica) is an essential document drafted by an engineer or surveyor used to evaluate the property from different points of view. In part, its purpose is to set the property sale price. An […]

Posta Elettronica Certificata (PEC)

What is a PEC? PEC stands for posta elettronica certificata. It is essentially a certified email, which has a legal value. It is the digital version of a registered letter (lettera raccomandata). A PEC guarantees legal certainty of the sender’s identity as well as the date and time the email was sent. It also guarantees that the recipient […]

New Biometric Residency Card for UK Nationals Living in Italy

What is the new biometric residency card? The Italian government has introduced a new electronic residence document with biometrics for UK nationals and their family members resident in Italy. If you are a UK national and were living in Italy before 1st January 2021, you have the right to obtain the new electronic residency card. […]