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Hi all, can anyone give me advice on approximate costs? We are trying to buy a house in Piemonte that needs an 'unauthorised' bathroom removed before we complete. Because of height restrictions, the only place it can be re-done is the kitchen.

Sat, 01/12/2019 - 10:41

Hi there,Can anyone recommend a shop that sells internal floor tiles please - IKEA and Mondo Convenienza don't seem to have much.

Sun, 11/18/2018 - 10:04

Hi all, should we involve a solicitor/lawyer when buying in Italy? Our estate agents says just the notaio will suffice.

Fri, 03/30/2018 - 03:13

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Sun, 03/10/2019 - 06:31

Thanks very much Ronco. We visited a Marazzi Tile stockist in London - they have beautiful tiles!

Sat, 01/12/2019 - 12:34

Hi Ugo, thanks so much for your reply. Our lawyer and the commune said we could have a bathroom next to the kitchen so long as they both have independent entrances, with no means of accessing between the two.I will ask them again and mention the antibagno! We used to have the same law in the UK about having a room inbetween but now it is not neccessary.That's really helpful to know on pipes and cost!Thanks again - appreciate you taking the time to give me a comprehensive answer and the warning about the antibagno.

Tue, 11/20/2018 - 07:35

Thanks for this Steve

Tue, 11/20/2018 - 07:34

thank you very much!

Fri, 04/27/2018 - 09:33

Yep correct, we don't speak Italian (yet!). Our agent won't tell us his registration number so I guess either we give up with him (although where we have our heart set on is so remote he seems to be the only agent) or come armed with an independent notary (I haven't found an english speaking one yet) - and/or lawyer...

Fri, 04/27/2018 - 09:28

Thank you Elle, appreciate your thoughts

Fri, 04/27/2018 - 09:21

Thanks Steve. I have contacted her as our agent has failed to give me his registration number and I can only presume he is not regulated....cue a 2 week radio silence!

Fri, 04/27/2018 - 09:19

Hello - thanks for this. I have just emailed her! We have decided that we really want to buy around Pisticci (beautiful sandy beach/warm/sea/mountains/mild winter) but now think our estate agent is not regulated! I have asked him a couple of times for his registration number and have not heard from him for 2 weeks now so can only presume they are not regulated. Anyway, there seems nothing else available in this area that would suit us - and given the market, I can't see much volume! - but I thought it would be worth contacting her any private sellers if she has contacts in Basilicata.

Fri, 04/27/2018 - 09:14

No thank you!

Tue, 04/03/2018 - 11:51

Good point - so we'd need a legal professional to draft the clause presumably? As opposed to a Notaio?