Whether you are going to buy or sell an Italian asset, you will have to:
- Liaise with an estate agent to either put your property up to sale or seek a suitable holiday home in Italy.
- Undertake due diligence on both the seller/buyer and its Italian property to ascertain that no troubles are behind the corner.
- From the buyer’s viewpoint, make a non-binding purchase offer to the seller.
- Negotiate, draft, and finalise a preliminary contract of sale. This contract outlines the ground of the purchase process, spelling out the essential contracting terms on which the parties have already reached an agreement, including a closing date to complete the purchase.
- Formalise the sale/purchase with a deed of sale which will be signed off in front of an Italian Notary.
Of course, upon your specific circumstances, you will likely have to take further actions. For example, you may require somebody else to represent yourself in from of the Notary.
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