What is a certificate of occupancy?

Certificate of occupancy in transactions of properties in Italy The Certificate of Occupancy (also called Certificate of Habitability) certifies the suitability of a residential property as being fit for human habitation. It is issued by the competent municipal offices following verification that the building and its systems comply with health, safety and structural stability regulations. […]

A deceased relative of mine owned Italian assets. How should I proceed?

A deceased relative of mine owned Italian assets. How should I proceed? According to Italian law, inheritance is transmitted in 2 ways: 1) According to the law of intestate succession, if the deceased died intestate (without a Will), the assets are transmitted to the descendants or the surviving spouse following the principles set out within the Italian […]

International Property for Sales

International Property for Sales? The legal framework regulating international property sales The legal framework regulating international property sales is set by the Italian Law together with international treaties. When there is a conflict between Italian and International laws, the latter will prevail.  Art.51 of the Italian law n. 218 (31st of may 1995) states that […]

Legal responsibilities of real estate agents in Italy

Real estate agents in Italy Legal responsibilities of real estate agents in Italy According to the Law 39/1989 real estate agents must be registered with their local Chamber of Commerce. If the agent is not registered, he will then be liable to fines and other penalties and he will not be entitled to the agreed […]

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