Ciao tutti. I am in the midst of
Ciao tutti. I am in the midst of negotiating to purchase a home in Umbria. Currently things are very tenuous. Even though we are purchasing the property 'as is' , and the house is currently being rented by the current owner; the comune will not issue a certificate of habitability unless certain changes have been made to bring the property to up to code and close existing permits. Our contract gives an 'out' date where both parties would need to agree to an extension if the works are not finished by a certain date as well as filed with the comune. The problem is the owner has done next to nothing to make the changes required by the comune to obtain a c.o. and the clock is ticking. The owner feels that the changes he would have to make are too expensive and he does not want to take these on . We are already at our max budget. The realtor has suggested and filed (or registered the preliminary contract) with the comune. Our realtor indicates that doing this will block the owner from selling to any other party for up to three years.Does anyone have any knowledge of this type of situation???? Any suggestions on what to do????