Whether in a business or private context: Anyone in Italy who wishes to purchase or build a private or (commercial) property should obtain reliable legal advice and assistance locally. For one thing, private and public Italian building laws (land use, etc.) differ from the building laws of other countries. Apart from this, legal assistance in the local language minimises frictional losses due to language issues.
Many people share the dream of a holiday home or flat in Italy, be it for personal use, as a second home or as an investment. However, purchasing or selling real estate is a challenge for private buyers and sellers from abroad in many respects. This similarly holds true for international businesses when purchasing or selling a piece of land, a building (office building, production halls or warehouses, etc.) or agricultural land.
For this reason, we review and negotiate necessary contracts in German / English and Italian in association with real estate businesses for private individuals and businesses alike. And we of course assist in clarifying the ownership structure locally / in reviewing entries in the land register, communicate with Italian authorities and draw on the reliable support of a cooperating notary locally in Italy.
Moreover, we support private and businesses clients when a construction project is first supposed to be executed in Italy, e.g. with respect to the permissibility of a specific construction and usage plan under building planning laws and are points of contact when contracts have to be reviewed or drafted with architects, construction companies or developers pursuant to Italian law. It goes without saying that we also assist our clients in communicating with local building and safety authorities in the planning, approval and construction phases.