How To Buy A House in Italy


Get the facts with our Pre-Purchase Report

Have you fallen in love with a house in 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 Report 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



Answer: Because We...

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

Have over 22 years’ experience in restoring homes

An Italian speaker, David, who is from Puglia but grew up in the UK

Set realistic project timelines and stick to them

Do not ‘down tools’ in August!

Manage your entire project and keep you updated

Work weekends when we need to!

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

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

Also assist in finding you a home to begin with!

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!