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Our Services

Homes in Italy

Our role is to provide a tailored approach, which selects property to your requirements and assists you to not only find your ideal home in Italy but also remove any risks associated with the sale and support you throughout the process.

Whether you are looking for a second home, an investment or relocation, we will be able to provide you with honest impartial advice to ensure that you are well informed and that the decision that you take is the right one for you.

We are working for you and not our partner agents - our priority is to find you a home, save you time and money and alleviate any issues that arise along the route. Our team are professional and have a love and passion for Italy and its people and all our contacts in Italy are well established and reputable, which ensures that our service is second to none.

How the service works:

Our fees and sales service

All buyers pay an agency fee when purchasing a property in Italy. Homes in Italy charge a service fee of 3.5% (plus VAT) of the agreed purchase price upon exchange of initial contracts (with a minimum charge of 3,000 plus VAT). Please note that our fee replaces the normal Italian agency commission, which ranges from 3 - 5% (plus Italian VAT of 20%), so you will rarely pay more for the additional support you will receive from us when buying. The Homes in Italy service fee includes the following:

  • Negotiation; we will negociate the price of the property on your behalf
  • Liaising with the local agent throughout
  • Advice on mortgages; we can liaise with local banks or suggest UK sources to assist
  • Checking and translating the Purchase Agreement; in partnership with the local agent
  • Checking and translating the Compromesso (Preliminary Contract); in partnership with the local agent
  • Arranging the final contract with the notary
  • Translation of Power of Attorney, if necessary
  • Assisting to obtain Italian fiscal codes
  • Opening a bank account
  • Changing utility bills into your name; via our partner agents in Italy
  • Arranging Italian buildings and contents insurance - either through an Italian company (please note that insurance is not mandatory in Italy unless you have a mortgage on your home) or via a UK source
  • Arranging to deliver documents to you, for you to sign, as and when they are available
  • Providing general assistance to guide you through the process of buying your Italian property and answer any questions or concerns you may have during the process.

Our viewing and finding services:

The Standard Service (free)

Some clients are happy to do a lot of the groundwork themselves so this service is perfect for them, it includes:

  • Initial property search and consultation
    A personal consultation to obtain your requirements and a pack sent out to you with a selection of properties that are on our portfolio at the present time and suit your requirements.
  • Additional search when you are ready to visit Italy
    If you are planning a trip to Italy, please advise us and we will do an additional search of properties for you before you leave.
  • Appointment arranging
    Liasing with our network of agents to arrange appointments for you to view the properties you have selected. Please note that all viewings in Italy are accompanied by an agent.
  • General advice and guidance
    We have extensive knowledge on all the areas we cover and will share this knowledge with you on our initial consultation.

The Tailored Service (400 including VAT, deducted from our service fee when purchasing)

Some clients like to have more one to one support and for a simple registration fee of 400 (including VAT) we can initiate this service, which will be deducted from our final service fee when you purchase a property through Homes in Italy. This fee covers some of our time and costs and means that we can dedicate more effort and time to assisting you whilst you are searching for a property. It includes the following:

  • In depth discussion on requirements
    After our initial discussion we will provide an on going consultation to ascertain that we are sending you the right properties as they come on to the market.
  • Extensive search of properties
    We will send out an enquiry to various agents to source properties to fit your criteria.
  • Priorities on all properties
    As soon as properties come on to the market that we think fit your requirements you will be the first to view their details.
  • Appointment arranging
    Liasing with our network of agents to arrange appointments for you to view the properties you have selected. Please note that all viewings in Italy are accompanied by an agent.
  • Guaranteed English speaking viewing
    An English/Italian speaker will accompany you on all your viewings.
  • Fact finding
    We have extensive knowledge and information on all areas that we cover that will answer any queries, questions or concerns you have. Whether you need information on tax, local schools or golf courses, we can find it for you.
  • Journey/Viewing planner
    We can plan all your viewing trips to Italy. From directions to the properties or meeting points, right through to finding and booking accommodation for your stay.

Additional Services and Fees



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