Purchasing or selling a property is no small feat.
Wherever you are in the world, it is a process that requires a formal and high value contract to be negotiated. Legal and economic considerations need to be taken into account: Is the price fair? Can I get a mortgage? How will this affect my future tax liabilities? What is the expected return on this investment? What are my rights as a buyer and my legal obligations as a seller?
Now imagine doing this in a foreign country whose language you may not fully understand. Worse, imagine doing this in Italy, a hyper bureaucratic country with an ambivalent relationship with the rule of law.
I didn’t mean to scare you. People – foreigners and locals alike – have bought and sold properties in Italy forever. But, as a former lawyer with a deep understanding of the Italian property system, I can assure you that too often foreign parties seal the deal without having a complete grasp of what they are signing and its consequences.
I have spent 8 years in London and I know first hand what it means to be a “foreigner”. Even with a perfect understanding of the language and a excellent grasp of the legal system, I had questions about renting or buying a property that only professionals could answer. Retrospectively I am very glad I asked for their advice.
Specifically, these are some of the services I can provide:
I also have a wide network of trusted professionals (accountants, public notaries, lawyers, civil engineers, architects, interior designers) that can be accessed to ensure that every aspect of the deal will be covered.
Real estate transactions are sufficiently difficult in their own right. Let me make sure you are in control every step of the way.
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