ADVISING, CONSULTING, AND GUIDANCE
ONE STOP GUIDANCE
From start to finish, hassle-free and a transparent purchasing process.
We are a Dutch consultancy and advisory office, specialized in guiding and advising international clients in the buying process of real estate in Europe, and we also have a branch in Tuscany.
We believe that proper guidance during the buying process is essential, as for which we developed our own method after gathering extensive insider knowledge in the Tuscan market. Listing below we mention some of the things we do during the buying process, extensively guiding you through the process step by step.
We arrange all the necessary documents to buy a house in Italy and guide the buyer during the buying process and the negotiations.
We thoroughly check the property, especially all the rights and obligations that rest on the property, so our buyers have no worries later. For example, if dealing with several owners, banks, notaries, the neighbours’ rights, etc.
We perform an analysis with the municipality and country registry, to make sure all the building permits are present, and no illegal buildings reside on the property.
We have clear agreements with our own Notaries to conduct an extra thorough check of every property that we sell internationally as a second safety measure for both parties.
All payments are arranged through the notary and not through all sorts of strange constructions between buyer / seller / brokers. Our buyers are sure of all payments and that the money is safe at the notaries’ trust account until all the documents have been arranged and signed.
We are present at the notary with you during the title transfer and provide a recognized translator to translate the contract (standard in English) or in the preferred language of the buyer.
POWER OF ATTORNEY – APOSTILLE:
We can also organize a notarized power of attorney and an apostille for the buyer to transfer the property at the notary. It can save you considerable time and money.
After the purchase we will arrange the utilities such as the water company, electricity and gas to be switched over to the new owner. We help our buyer to insure their home after the purchase, if they are interested.
We work with you from the moment of the first viewing, during the purchasing process, at the transfer of title, and when arranging all necessary registrations. We have well-trained staff that understands your needs, even from a distance. We are collaborating with different real estate agencies, lawyers, notaries, accountants, etc. etc. to be able to guide the buyer in the best way, also when starting their own business..
OUR COMPLETE GUIDANCE
This is what you can expect from the HouseForSaleTuscany service, with our non-negotiable fee is 5% of the purchase price, and a minimum fee of € 5,000.
1- It is self-evident that a good personal conversation is essential before we start our journey together. This is mainly due to increasing efficiency in time and saving costs.
2- Applying for an Italian fiscal/ social tax number (codice fiscale) at the local tax authorities. This is generally done by a notary or a lawyer and costs are involved.
3- Italian VAT number (partita IVA) in case you purchase as a company, to register with the local tax authorities. This is generally done by an accountant, a notary or a lawyer and costs are involved.
4- Scheduling an appointment to open an Italian bank account with the buyer, to handle all your financial affairs during the buying process and later for personal use. There will be additional extra costs, we will always discuss this in advance.
5- Arranging an Italian mobile phone subscription to organize bank payments online. There will be additional extra costs, we will always discuss this in advance.
6- Comprehensive guidance during the viewings in different languages, if applicable.
7- Start negotiations with the seller on your behalf, doing our best to ensure both parties will be satisfied.
8- Taking care of the bid contract “PROPOSTA D’ACQUISITO” in Italian and possibly having it translated into your language. All your wishes and conditions are included and recorded in the contract (resolutive conditions).
9- Organizing the “compromesso” for business purchases.
10- Having a geometra gather all building permits and check the land borders at the municipality and the land registry very thoroughly. For additional extra work such as a technical inspection report or official valuation for the mortgage there will be additional extra costs, we will always discuss this in advance.
11- Organize the appointment at the notary and schedule a sworn interpreter for translating the transfer contract.
12- Arranging that all documents, contracts, permits, etc. are delivered to the notary and supervising the preparation of the transfer contract together with the notary. The Notary will also find out whether mortgages, loans or debts are resting on the property.
13- Requesting and delivering the registered title deed for the new owner.
The information in this brochure and publication is compiled with the greatest care; nevertheless, no rights may be derived from this information and optional attachments. We recommend that you check with the embassy in your country for the specifications and available information regarding your plans.
Regrettably, due to what our team would describe as “Real Estate Tourism” we have had to introduce two house rules. Think of futile buyers wanting to see several properties, to never be heard from again. This is a great waste of time and resources for our team, hence why:
We offer up to 3 viewings free of charge, if our clients wish to tour more properties, they shall be charged € 75 per extra property tour – which is to be paid ahead of time.
Our clients do not enter into an exclusive contract and are free to tour properties with other agents.
Upon purchase of a property with HouseForSaleTuscany the amount paid for extra viewings shall be reimbursed within 2 months or deducted from our Agency Fee.
The amount is non-refundable upon cancellation.
*) Luxury Properties: Due to “Real Estate Tourism” we require proof of funds to tour properties with a listing price above one million euros. Either in the forms of a bank statement, portfolio overview or letter of intent.
TO BE ORGANIZED WITH A FEE
*) Italian VAT number (partita IVA) in case you purchase as a company, to register with the local tax authorities.
*) Scheduling an appointment to open an Italian bank account, to handle all your financial affairs during the buying process and later for personal use.
*) Arranging an Italian mobile phone account to organize bank payments online.
*) After purchase we take care of your registration with the municipality as a new owner and possibly residential registration.
*) Registering and changing the utilities (water, gas, electricity, etc.) in your name, which is quite a hassle.
*) Helping the owner find the right home insurance policy.
ONLINE LIVE HOUSE SHOWING BENEFITS
Visit your dream house live, from the comfort of your current location.
*) You can view the properties from where you live,
*) If a property appeals to you, you can put it on your wish list to actually view it in person later,
*) Saves a lot of unnecessary costs and time spent,
*) Provides more than 85% of the real image of the property on the inside and outside,
*) Live communication,
*) You can view the property multiple times and ask all your questions,
*) View the environment of the property such as garden, view, neighbours, infrastructure, etc.
*) List the interesting properties and view them later, which saves you a lot of worries, driving or travelling long distances, investing a lot of time, and savings of costs,
*) Save time to continue enjoying your time in Tuscany.
The costs differ per property, ask us for an indication if you are interested and mention the property code (on the website).
BUYER – SERVICES
The costs of these services will be discussed with you in advance and can vary,
*) Starting your own company for example an agriturismo or Bed and Breakfast,
*) Renovation of the property,
*) Increasing or expanding the property,
*) New construction,
*) Relaying a swimming pool,
*) Maintenance of the pool,
*) Maintenance of the garden,
*) Maintenance of the central heating and chimneys,
*) Maintenance of the private road,
*) Transport from Florence or Pisa airport to your residence address in Arezzo and direct area,
*) Arrange a suitable accommodation where you can stay during house hunting,
*) For Dutch people: It is also possible to arrange airline tickets and fly with you from the Netherlands and back.
The information in this brochure and publication and email is compiled with the greatest care, nevertheless no rights may be derived from this information and attachments.