How To Buy A House in Italy


Get the facts with our Pre-Purchase Survey

Have you fallen in love with a house in Le Marche, Italy that you would love to buy? Or perhaps you have viewed one with an estate agent and are about to go through with the sale.

Before you commit to buying, it is important to consider the costs of any works that need to be carried out in order to turn this house into your home.

As a survey is not a legal requirement in Italy, many house buyers are unaware of the structural works or laws around carrying out any renovations, large or small.

Our Pre-Purchase Survey will be prepared by our structural or civil engineer who will visit the property and carry out a full assessment, enabling you to purchase the home with your eyes wide open.

You will be aware of the following:

  • A full assessment of all works required
  • Accurate costs of all elements of the project
  • Details on whether any parts of the job require planning permission
  • A full breakdown of works that can be done in phases
  • Costs of all elements of the project, including taxes and fees

Contact us for a quote

Please give us as much detail about the property as you can, such as the town or area of its location, a rough size of it, and anything else that you think we need to know!



Answer: Because We...

Have proven experience that no project is too large or small - we have restored entire homes as well as individual rooms

Have over 22 years’ experience in property renovations

Speak Italian. David is from Puglia but grew up in the UK

Manage your entire project and keep you updated

Set realistic project timelines and stick to them

Have a large network of trusted suppliers including builders, plumbers, roofers, electricians & pool maintenance staff who all share our values and work ethic

Collaborate with talented local craftspeople and designers, enabling you to put your own stamp on your new home, room or terrace with high quality Italian furniture and fixtures

Work weekends when we need to & do not 'down tools' in August!

Assist in finding you a home through our Discovery Visits

Introduce you to the right professionals to handle your purchase or answer your questions

Know (from our own experience) of all issues that could arise in buying & restoring a property in another country, so we ensure a smooth process for our clients and handle the stress on your behalf!