Moving to Italy before Brexit

Moving to Italy before Brexit

As we approach crunch time in the Brexit negotiations, many British people are making final preparations to establish themselves in the EU before March. Buying a property isn’t essential – you can become resident in Italy by renting. But moving to Italy before Brexit is the only way to ensure your EU rights to pension, healthcare and residence continue long-term. Here is how you do it.
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How can your rent out your Italian property?

If you’re thinking to rent out your Italian property as a second or sole income stream, you’re not alone. Italy is one of Europe’s top 5 countries for holiday rentals, boasting almost 7% of the European market. It’s so simple to advertise your home to potential guests through websites such as Airbnb, HomeAway and Tripadvisor, where you can manage your bookings, safely be contacted by potential guests and receive payments.
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Italian property market update, Autumn 2018

This is a great time of year to view property in Italy. There are some real bargains on flights and accommodation, and temperatures are comfortable for getting about, averaging 22°C in October. Occasional downpours have begun to turn the scorched earth of summer green again. Across Italy you’ll see farmers preparing their land ready for olive picking and a host of lovely properties await you to pick your dream home. This your Italian property market update for autumn.
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Could zero taxation lure you to an Italian village?

You may love the idea of living in Italy but have your sights set on Puglia, Tuscany or Lake Como. But could you be tempted to a more remote Italian area if your taxes in Italy were abolished? The government is considering a proposal to offer serious tax incentives to retirees buying in some Italian villages that are short of people.
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How to get a residence permit in Italy

Becoming an Italian resident could be the best decision you make this year. Get a residence permit in Italy and you will guarantee your right to live, work and receive a pension and healthcare before Brexit. But there are other benefits you will enjoy once you have that prized Carta d’identità in your hand. Here’s what you need to do to make it happen.
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Where are the best areas to buy property in Sicily?

Sicily’s one of the most popular parts of Italy for expats. The island lifestyle – you’re never far from the sea – and the relaxed pace are big pluses for many of us. The affordable property prices are a big draw, too. Many expats find they can get a much bigger property here in Sicily for less than back in the UK.
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Where are the cheapest homes in Italy?

Dotted around the Italian countryside and in pretty historic villages there are thousands of cheap houses for sale, just waiting for someone to recognise their beauty and potential. If you explore areas outside the tourist hot spots you’ll discover that a low budget can get you a charming home of your own in the real Italy, where local traditions, family values and healthy local produce are part of everyday life. We take a tour of the regions with the cheapest homes in Italy.
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Registering and owning a car in Italy (and driving it!)

We all know about Italian cars and Italian driving! This is a country that loves a stylish car and the freedom that driving offers. And with public transport outside of the cities a little erratic, anyone buying a property in the Italian countryside will find a car essential. So this article explains how to bring your own car, how to buy one here, how to get insurance, change your licence, take a driving test, and anything else you could possibly need to know. 
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Where are the hotspots for property in Italy?

Owning a property in Italy is a dream for many of us, whether it’s a rural Tuscan farmhouse or a historic apartment in the centre of Rome or Florence. The property market in Italy is still looking accessible to buyers, but prices are slowly rising – so now is a great time to purchase.
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Buying a holiday home in Apulia

You can buy a holiday home in Apulia that offers the best of all worlds. A country home, yet close enough for easy trips to the beach and charming historic towns. Apulia has well over 500 miles of golden beaches and breath-taking cliffs, lapped by the Adriatic and Ionian Seas, the Strait of Òtranto and the Gulf of Taranto. Just the names are enough to evoke the sound of the sea and the aroma of suntan lotion! This peninsula feels like an island but has the benefits of being part of the mainland.
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Latest news from Italy

Hello from Italy, where a healthy tourism industry has boosted the rental market and Cristiano Ronaldo’s World Cup exit has given him time to do a spot of house-hunting in Turin.
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