Buying A Property to Renovate in Italy

Avoiding common mistakes when buying a property to renovate in Italy Buying a renovation project in Italy is a common scenario. It is also a common scenario for these projects to end in heartache. At De Tullio Law Firm we often don’t meet these buyers until after they have purchased a property. They have usually spent way […]

Off-Plan Property in Italy: Insurance And Guarantee

The Italian Property Market And COVID. What Is The Outlook?

Three main impacts of COVID on the Italian property market but the outlook is optimistic The Italian property market has taken a hit from the COVID health and economic crisis. Wide-ranging central bank and government policies and stimulus packages are supporting the economy. As emergency restrictions ease, the outlook is optimistic. The impact of COVID-19 […]

Energy Performance Certificate in Italy

What is an Italian Energy Performance Certificate? If you are purchasing a property in Italy, an Italian Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) –  Attestato di Prestazione Energetica (APE)  is an essential document. In Italy, only an accredited engineer or surveyor can issue an EPC. As well as describing various aspects of the property such as its […]

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, like a 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. A PEC also guarantees […]

Biometric Residency Card for UK Nationals Living in Italy

What is the biometric residency card? The Italian government has introduced an 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 an electronic residency card. Family members of […]