How to Start the Purchase Procedure?

To start the purchase procedure, the buyer may be requested to provide a formal written offer for the purchase of a property, which should be approached with caution, great attention and possibly legal counselling should be obtained as the offer.

The buyer may also be requested to put down a bank cheque to be held in escrow by a real estate agent in order to secure the offer (Proposta d’acquisto).

In most cases however, the buyer and the seller upon reaching agreement on the terms of a sale would enter into a preliminary agreement (Compromesso) which has the legal effect of fully binding all parties.