The notary and your Italian house purchase

Buying a property in Italy has different processes to the UK or USA, but they are nothing to worry about – they are there to protect you. Read about the role of the notary in your Italian house purchase.

Non-habitual residency in Portugal: all you need to know

Portugal is a highly desirable location for permanent living and for retirement. But it’s not just about sunshine, great food and friendly people. The non-habitual residency scheme allows many people moving from overseas to pay a special low, flat tax rate on their Portuguese income – and no tax on foreign income, including pensions.
Your guide to finances for emigration

Your guide to finances for emigration

Fed up with the whole Brexit back and forth and ready to start a new life on the other side of the globe, away from both the UK and Europe? Don’t blame you. But just remember, crucial to a successful long-haul emigration is efficient organising of your personal finances before you leave. Here are some pointers to set you on your way.

Could you get paid to move to Molise?

Move to Molise and start a business, and you could be rewarded with 700 euros a month over the first three years. This tiny Italian region hopes this exciting new initiative will help regenerate small villages that are becoming depopulated, and bring in new life to its rural communities. So what are you waiting for?

What is the Portuguese golden visa and how does it work?

Portugal’s golden visa, or residency by investment, is a hugely successful scheme of Portuguese (and therefore EU) residency in return for investing in property or business. Successful applicants gain the right to live and work here, free movement around Europe’s Schengen zone, and the chance to apply for citizenship after 5 years. Here’s how.

Build your own home in France, part 1: buying land

If you’re making a life-changing move to France, maybe you want to make it perfect. And one way to do that could be to build your own house. Think how thrilling that would be. We’ve all imagined it. What we would like, what our priorities would be, what it would be made of and most of all, what the outlook would be, from rolling fields, glittering seas, charming vineyards, to soaring mountain ranges….