What to do Prior to Completion?

Prior to completion the buyer must have obtained an Italian tax code number (Codice Fiscale);
the agent can help in this process.

Further tax advice should be sought as to the advantages and disadvantages of becoming resident in Italy and appropriate vehicles for holding the property.

If renovation work is planned, which is subject to strict regulations under local planning rules, please note that permissions can take up to a year, so the earliest involvement of an architect/ surveyor (Geometra) is advisable.