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 2006. (more…)
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 for foreign investors. The Italian legal process is obviously technical and might expose you to some risks. Considering the interests at stake in a real estate transaction, it is advisable that you seek the assistance of a qualified bilingual legal advisor, who has the competence to guide you through the process and advise on potential risks. (more…)
This article aims to cover key elements of the Italian purchasing process.
For a more in-depth explanation, you may wish to read our comprehensive guide to buying property in Italy.
The purchase of a property in Italy proceeds through 3 key stages:
- Proposta irrevocabile d’acquisto (Reservation offer)
- Contratto preliminare di vendita (Preliminary contract)
- Atto di vendita (Deed of sale)
Once you have chosen your property you should engage the services of a solicitor, whether you buy through a real estate agent or directly from the vendor. The knowledge that an Italian solicitor has about Italian real estate law is invaluable – plus, your own solicitor is there exclusively to look after your interests. (more…)
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 (more…)
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 retroactive, which means that it also applies to ongoing property purchases started prior to 29th August 2017.
New rules aim to give better protection to both buyers and sellers. Funds for the completion of purchase of Italian property real estate will now be held in a holding account by the chosen notary to the transaction. Deposits connected with a reservation offer and preliminary contracts are not subject to this new legislation. (more…)
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 a very important decision. Make sure you instruct an independent English-speaking lawyer, who has experience advising international clients in relation to property purchases in Italy.
Reserved Acceptance – 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 succession, Silvia and Eric died.
The Jones’ sons, Larry and Tom, have been in touch with De Tullio Law Firm about their parents’ Italian Wills. They have some concerns regarding what happens when heirs are unsure exactly what they are inheriting. Larry and Tom are very concerned that their parents’ estate may be encumbered with debt. (more…)
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 be entitled to succeed;
-In case of testamentary succession, there must be no other provisions made by the testator which prevail over representation. (more…)
Living in a cross-cultural relationship
Italian Divorce Law is one of the frequent questions our clients address to our law firm. Many of them and many friends and family members, in fact, are part of a cross-cultural relationship and for the most part it is an enriching and beautiful experience but it can also difficult to manage.
When it comes to marriage and children it is wise to speak to experts, both for emotional support and legal support. Regrettably, international separations and divorces are becoming more common.
Obviously, people don’t enter in to married life thinking about where the best location for a divorce would be. However, where couples choose to divorce can have a major impact on both parties’ financial health, so getting it right is very important. Delays in deciding this could result in a disastrous outcome. (more…)