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Italian Beaches: New Legal Reforms for Concessions

Italian beaches are renowned for their stunning beauty, stretching along a 7,500 km coastline and dotted with approximately 12,000 privately-owned beach concessions that collectively employ around 300,000 seasonal workers. However, in the past, the assignment of licenses for Italian beaches has been opaque and concession licenses have automatically renewed. As a result, the EU has […]

Can Canadians buy Property in Italy?

We have an updated article on this topic, which you can read here: Canadian Investors in Italian Real Estate 2023 The Foreign Property Purchase Restriction Act (FPPRA) came into effect on 1st January, 2023. FPPRA introduces Canadian property investment restrictions on some types of purchases overseas. It is however still possible for Canadians to buy […]

Hague Convention: China signs Apostille Convention

China’s decision to join the Hague Convention is a major step towards facilitating international economic and trade activities. On March 8, 2022, China signed the Hague Convention of October 5, 1961, commonly known as the “Apostille Convention,” which eliminates the need for the legalization of foreign public documents. The Convention will officially take effect in […]

Translating legal documents for Italian Property Transactions

Make sure you fully understand documents before you sign them Translating legal documents is a highly specialised field. It demands not only legal experience but linguistic expertise. In the event of any issues or litigation, the Italian version of contracts will always prevail. So it’s crucial to ensure that you understand every document thoroughly before […]

Property in Italy. Advice for Buying, Renovating And Selling.

When buying a property in Italy, it’s essential to think about the long-term consequences. Do your due diligence and follow all legal protocols to avoid potential problems. We thank our clients who agreed to share their experience of buying, renovating, and selling property in Italy. Their responses provide valuable insights for anyone considering an Italian […]

Renovating A Property in Italy. A Short Guide

Renovating a property in Italy is a complex process requiring a wide range of competencies Renovating a property in Italy means making sure all the work meets legal requirements. Otherwise, you run the risk of criminal prosecution. Before renovating a property in Italy, do your homework Obtaining legal assistance will make the entire renovation process easier […]

Abuso edilizio (Unauthorised Construction) in Italy

Abuso edilizio (Unauthorised Construction) in Italy is not uncommon Abuso edilizio, or anauthorised Construction, in Italy is a common issue that you might have encountered if you have bought, or are in the process of buying, an Italian property. What constitutes unauthorised construction in Italy? In general terms, unauthorised construction occurs when someone makes changes to […]