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  • Property Disputes;
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Studio Legale Giorgianni is a trusted property law firm in Italy that offers a wide range of legal services related to property transactions. We help our Clients with all aspects of property law, including buying and selling properties, drafting contracts, resolving disputes, and more. 

Call us or fill out our online contact form if you need assistance with any legal matters related to properties in Italy. A dedicated Italian property lawyer will get in touch with you to discuss your case and provide expert legal advice.

The Basics of Property Law in Italy

Property Law in Italy is governed by the Italian Civil Code, which sets out the legal framework for buying, selling, and owning property in Italy. Here are some of the key aspects of property law that you need to know:

Property Registration

All property transactions in Italy must be registered with the Italian Land Registry. This ensures that the property is legally transferred from one party to another and helps prevent disputes over ownership.

Taxes and Fees

When buying or selling a property in Italy, there are various taxes and fees that need to be paid, such as property transfer tax (Imposta di Registro), stamp duty (Imposta di Bollo), and value-added tax (IVA).


Property transactions in Italy must be documented by a written contract, which is usually drafted by a notary. The contract should include details about the parties involved, the property, the price, and any other relevant terms.

Foreign Ownership

Foreigners are generally allowed to own property in Italy, with only a few exceptions where specific authorizations might be required. This open policy promotes foreign investment, significantly contributing to the country’s economy.


Usucapione is a unique aspect of Italian property law. It allows an individual to claim legal ownership of a property if they have occupied it as the owner for a specific duration. This aids in resolving disputes arising from abandoned properties.

Real Estate Investment

Real estate investment in Italy can occur either directly, by purchasing a property, or indirectly, through an asset deal. This flexibility provides various options for investors based on their financial capabilities and investment strategies.

Inheritance Laws

Italian inheritance laws stipulate a minimum statutory share, which fluctuates based on the number of children and the presence of a spouse. This protects the right of immediate family members to the deceased’s estate.

Reciprocity Law

The Reciprocity Law states that foreigners can purchase property in Italy as long as Italians are permitted to buy property in the foreigner’s home country. This law ensures an equal opportunity for property investment for Italian citizens abroad.

Property Purchase Process

In accordance with Italian law, both the buyer and the seller are required to pay a commission to the real estate agent. This fee typically accounts for 3% to 8% of the property’s purchase price, ensuring fair compensation for the services rendered by the agent.

Our Property Law Services in Italy

We offer a comprehensive range of services to help our clients navigate the complex legal landscape of property transactions in Italy.

Some of our key services include:

Property Purchase and Sale

Our experienced Italian property lawyers can assist you with all aspects of buying or selling a property in Italy, including due diligence, contract drafting and negotiation, and completion of the transaction. 

Contract Review and Drafting

We provide thorough review and drafting services for all types of property-related contracts such as lease agreements, rental contracts, and more to ensure that your interests are protected.

Property Disputes

Our team of skilled litigators can represent you in property-related disputes, including landlord-tenant issues, boundary disputes, and more. We strive to find the most efficient and effective solution for our clients through negotiation or litigation if necessary.

Title Searches

Before purchasing a property in Italy, it is crucial to conduct a thorough title search to ensure that the property is free from any encumbrances or legal issues. Our Italian property lawyers can assist you with this process and provide a detailed report on the property’s title.

Property Tax Advice

Italy’s tax system is quite complex, and it is essential to seek expert advice when dealing with property-related taxes. Our lawyers can help you understand your tax obligations when buying or selling a property in Italy.

Property Development

If you are looking to develop or invest in a property in Italy, our team of legal experts can guide you through the entire process, including permits, zoning regulations, and compliance with building codes.

Inheritance and Gift Planning

When it comes to transferring property in Italy through inheritance or as a gift, our lawyers can provide you with the necessary legal advice to ensure that the transfer is carried out smoothly and in compliance with Italian laws.

Don’t let legal issues surrounding your property in Italy cause you unnecessary stress and anxiety. Let an Italian real estate lawyer from our law firm handle all your legal needs related to property in Italy. 

Why Work with an Italian Property Lawyer from Studio Legale Giorgianni?

  • Local knowledge: Our Italy property lawyers have an in-depth understanding of the Italian legal system and are familiar with the nuances of property law in Italy. They can provide you with the best advice tailored to your specific situation.
  • Bilingual proficiency: We are fluent in both English and Italian.
  • Extensive experience: With years of experience handling real estate matters in Italy, our lawyers have the expertise to handle even the most complex property issues.
  • Personalized approach: We understand that every client’s needs are unique, and we tailor our services to meet your specific requirements.
  • Comprehensive services: From property transactions to legal disputes, our team can assist you with a wide range of real estate matters in Italy.

Talk to a Property Lawyer in Italy 

We are waiting to hear from you and answer any questions you may have regarding your property in Italy. Contact us today to schedule a consultation with one of our experienced Italian real estate lawyers. 

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