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Law of inheritance in Italy – Imposta di successione

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Law of inheritance in Italy – Italian inheritance tax What is “Imposta di successione”? Italian inheritance tax, “Imposte di Successione” was abolished by law no. 383 of 18 October 2001. Subsequently, the government re-introduced inheritance tax through law no. 286, dated 24th November 2006. The law has been applicable to inheritance cases since 3rd October […]

Property Selling Guide

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This property selling guide focuses on the issues that a seller may encounter during an Italian property conveyance. When selling an Italian property, there are some legal issues which should be seriously considered. Due to the language barrier and differences in legal systems, real estate transactions in Italy can appear as a difficult and protracted process […]

Property Buying Guide

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

Italian Inheritance law: De Tullio Law Firm’s services

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Italian Inheritance law De Tullio Law Firm’s services For over 50 years, De Tullio Law Firm​ has been providing, clients worldwide, with clear-sighted legal advice related to Italian inheritance matters. Whatever your needs, we can help you. – Italian inheritance rights assessment – Drafting Italian Wills – Claiming / recovering inherited Italian property

2017 Legislation: Holding Account

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Keeping Your Money Safe in a Holding Account until the Completion of Your Italian Property Purchase On 29th August, 2017, the holding account was introduced. The new legislation governing payments for the purchase of Italian residential and commercial real estate property came in to effect as part of the Law of Competition. The legislation is […]

Buying an Italian property: how to avoid pitfalls

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Buying an Italian property should be an exciting process, but it can also be complex. The best way to protect your investment when buying an Italian property 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 is […]

Reserved Acceptance – Italian Inheritance

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Reserved Acceptance – Italian Inheritance Brief Case Study For a better comprehension of reserved acceptance, we have provided a brief case study concerning this topic. Silvia and Eric Jones owned a beautiful property in Liguria. They were resident in Italy, loved life here and were well-integrated in to their local community. Sadly, recently, in close […]

What is a Biotestamento (Living Will)?

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The Italian Chamber of Deputies has approved the text of a bill on the so-called biotestamento (Living Will). This bill will now be debated in the Senate. A Biotestamento has nothing to do with euthanasia. Italian legislation on Biotestamento is divided into two parts: the first, more general part, deals with giving informed consent on […]

Right of Representation in Italian Succession

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Right of Representation in Italian Succession Representation is the right of a descendant to replace an ascendant if the latter is unable or unwilling to accept an inheritance or legacy. In order to take place, it must be based on two premises: -The ascendant, who does not wish to or is unable to succeed, must legally […]