Entries by Giandomenico De Tullio

Italian Real Estate: How to Avoiding Pitfalls when buying

Buying Italian Real Estate should be exciting but, it can also be a complex process The best way to protect your investment when buying Italian real estate is to engage an English-speaking Italian lawyer. Instructing an independent, English-speaking Italian lawyer could save you money and stress in the long run. Choosing the right Italian lawyer […]

Buying An Italian Property. A Short Guide

This short guide aims to cover the key elements of the Italian purchasing process For a more in-depth explanation, you may wish to read our comprehensive Italian Property Buying Guide. Buying an Italian property proceeds through 3 key stages: – Proposta irrevocabile d’acquisto (Reservation offer) – Contratto preliminare di vendita (Preliminary contract) – Atto di vendita (Deed […]

Italian Tax code (Codice Fiscale) – A Short Guide

What is an Italian tax code (codice fiscale)? The Italian tax code or codice fiscale is an alphanumeric 16 character code generated on the basis of your personal information.  An Italian tax code is similar to a National Insurance number in the UK or Social Security number in the USA. It uniquely identifies individuals for Italian […]

Italian Budget Law 2023. Property-Related Measures.

Italian Budget Law 2023 The Italian Senate approved Italian Budget Law 2023 on 29th December, 2022. The Budget Law came into effect on 1st January, 2023. In this article, we outline the main budget and bonus measures pertaining to Italian property. Superbonus: anti-seismic renovations and energy efficiency improvements During the COVID pandemic in 2020, the […]

Off-Plan Insurance Policy in Italy

Insurance policy for off-plan property Buying off-plan means you purchase your home before the developer has finished building it. You may even buy it before construction has begun. This type of purchase in Italy is not without risks. Article 4 of Italian legislative decree 122/2005 states that a construction company must provide an off-plan insurance […]

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). Posta elettronica certificata guarantees legal certainty of the sender’s identity as well as the date and time the email was sent. A PEC also […]