Continuing the questions regarding buying a property in Italy -
Continuing the questions regarding buying a property in Italy - the Seller does not want us to use the bilingual Notary in Naples because he wants to use the Notary & Geometra in the local area. We are paying the Notary costs (and apparently have to pay the Geometra). Our problem with this is that neither of them speak English. This means that we will attend the Deed of Sale (DoS) signing having not seen anything beforehand. We will have an interpreter on the day who will explain it in English. So, if there is anything we are not happy with we either have to accept it and sign the DoS or not sign it & pay the costs of the Notary & Interpreter. One option would be to ask for a draft of the DoS & pay for a translation but we don't know how much this would cost and it is increasing our costs. Also, if we then have any questions on the draft DoS we will have to pay for further translations. The only disadvantage for the Seller with us using the Notary in Naples is that we would have to go to Naples to sign it. However, we both use Naples airport when going to Italy & it is only one day so we don't think this is too much trouble. I would appreciate any comments on this. Is it normal to instruct a Notary to act on your behalf for a purchase & not have any contact with them until the DoS signing? Thank you.