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We offer biggest choice of cheapest leasehold properties in Italy

 

All leaseholds are up to 30 years

and are easily extandable.

High rental returns.

Straightforward explanation

of maitenance charges and bills.

Easy buying process.

 

1. choose your property

and make offer

2. pay deposit and reserve it

3. pay balance and own it

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Buying Property as

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Frequently  Asked Questions

FAQ's

 

Who can buy property in Italy? I'm British (French, Polish, American, Russian etc.), can I buy?

Yes, anyone with money can buy property in Italy

 

Does property ownership in Italy automatically make me Italian Citizen or gives me legal right to entry to Italy or live there full time?

No, being resident in country and owning property are two separate matters. However, as far as we know, owning property in Italy are grounds for 180/360 tourists visa, if you need one.

 

What is leasehold? Is it same as leasing? How is it different from Freehold ownership?

Leasehold is popular in some European countries form of property ownership for fixed period of time from 12 to 999 years. In Italy longest residential lease possible is 30 years. For comparison of all types of ownerships please see separate page

 

Can I extend leasehold for longer? How much it will cost? Can I fix price of extension in my 1st leasehold contract?

Yes, you can extend closer to the end of current term for another 30 years and it usually cost about 50% of the price you pay for the 1st lease. You can ask seller to fix price of extension in your first leasehold contract.

 

What is buying process?

Please see separate page

 

Can I make offer?

Yes, you can make an offer for property you like. We'll pass it onto a seller and will let you know if it is accepted within 2-12 hours.

 

Can I pay balance with credit or debit card?

Yes, you can balance with card (in your name, surcharge applies: 3.5% for personal and 4.5 for business card holders.), UK or international bank transfer (fee free), or cash.

 

I cannot come for completion within 30 days of paying deposit, can I come later?

Yes, you can, but you will need to let us know. If you don't get in touch and simply don't come for completion, you'll loose deposit paid.

Alternatively, you can pay whole balance and 1st year maitenance charges by bank transfer within 30 days of booking a property and then come to Italy whenever you can.  

 

I'm thinking to make offer and, if it's accepted, to pay deposit. Can I get it back if I change my mind later or just don't like the property when I'll come to Italy?

If you don't like booked apartment, you can use this deposit to buy another property we have on offer within 1 month of making an offer. If you don't  complete on any of the properties, you'll loose deposit.  

 

Can I come and see all apartments before making offer?

Yes, you can, but we cannot guarantee availability of the apartment you like as someone can book it  while you are on your way.

 

Can I live in the apartment or rent it out?

Yes, you can live there yourself, your relatives, or rent it out to holidaymakers. It's 100% yours apartment and you can do anything with it except removing walls without permisson of freeholder

 

Can I buy it in two or more names? Can I buy it in the name of Ltd company?

Yes, you can

 

What payments I have to pay when I bought apartment?

You have to pay ground rent, service charge and bills

 

Do I need to find a Lawyer to buy a leasehold apartment in Italy?

No, we supply Italian Lawyer who acts for both, seller and buyer and translation of Lease to English. If you want, you can bring your Lawyer or your interpreter with you at your own costs.

 

Do I need to come to Italy to buy the apartment for completion?

Eventually you need to come to Italy and sign the lease. But you can pay all balance and start ownership whenever you want.

 

Can you send me copy of lease for study before I'm coming?

No, due to strict privacy laws in Italy, we cannot send you lease in advance. But you can study it before purchase in our offices in Scalea (Italian lease with interpreter).

 

Is Lease complicated?

No, it is simple lease. You'll have full permission to live in the apartment, rent it out to holidaymakers, decorate it except removing walls.  

 

What other costs are involved in buying?

No other costs. We charge flat fee 1,000 Euro for Lawyer and our services. On completion you must pay: price of property (minus deposit paid), our fee and 1st year services charge. That's it. Also, on many properties our fees are included in price.

 

I don't speak Italian, can you help me to buy furniture, pay bills etc?

Yes, we have permanent office in Scalea (Italy), since 1974 with English-speaking staff. We can help you with furniture, decoration, bills etc. We also have representatives with UK phone number who are always on the call or email.

 

If you still have some questions, please contact us.

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