After the purchase of a property in Italy, the person who has bought the property must register it with the local Land Registry, which will testify the transfer of ownership. This legal obligation may be performed by the public notary who handled the buying/selling procedures. After a foreign person has purchased a property in Italy, he or she should obtain a certified copy of the title deed. Another copy will be kept by the public notary. The seller will notify the local police about the sale through a form.
Before concluding the purchasing contract
of a property
, the notary obtains information from the Land Registry
that is required for signing the contract. The Land Registry
will offer a certificate on the property regarding the real owner and it will also testify if there are any other parties involved that may have rights on that property. Information on an Italian property
can be found at the local Cadastre that has a specific database; our team of Italian lawyers
can provide you with more information on this matter.
Registering a property with the Italian Land Register
After a property has been registered with the Land Registry
, the legal deed is enforceable towards all third parties. Before registration, the deed is enforceable only for the parties involved. The contracts for buying/selling a property
are public after they are registered, according to the Italian law
At the Land Registry, you can find out technical information about a property. The properties may be private homes, public buildings, commercial or industrial spaces; they are located in different types of zones in a city: residential areas, old town, agricultural zones etc.
The Land Registry provides information on the value of the property as well, which is divided into 11 classes; amongst them, the authorities refer to exclusive or civil buildings, to rural or detached properties or to offices and studios.
Persons who need information about a property
they want to buy, can ask for information on the matter from the Land Registry
. The officials from this institution are required, according to the Italian law
, to offer public information about a certain property, our lawyers
can offer you more details on the matter.
Taxation of properties in Italy
The Italian authorities have introduced in 2016 new regulations in terms of taxation of Italian properties. As such, persons buying a principal residency (prima casa) will no longer be required to pay two taxes: Imposta Principale Propria and Tassa sui Servizi Indivisibili.
The regulation is applicable to persons who have Italian residency
. Individuals interested in purchasing a property in Italy
should know that the registration at the Land Registry
also consists of paying a tax of 1% of the value of the transaction
, to which the buyer is liable to.
If you need more information about the Land Registry in Italy
or you intend to buy a property in this country, you may contact our law firm in Italy
Our attorneys in Italy will offer legal assistance to foreign entrepreneurs and natural persons interested in purchasing buildings or lands here for investments or housing purposes.