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After building delays I finally need to get my place advertised and let this summer - I live in the UK and my holiday let is in Marche.I expect some of my queries have already been addressed but with all the recent changes to regulations I don't w

Thu, 02/07/2013 - 09:19

I am holidaying in Italy next few weeks and hoping to purchase some end of season dining and garden furniture bargains. Has anyone recommendations in the Marcerate / Fermo area of Marche? Good quality - aluminium or teak.

Wed, 08/17/2011 - 10:15

Can anyone recommend a commercialista near San Ginesio, Marche. I need advice on ICI and have seen references to this costing about 20 euro to make an ICI return whereas I have been quoted 250 euro.

Tue, 03/22/2011 - 10:33

I am hoping to install wireless broadband at my house near Gualdo, Marche. Can someone provide me with a point of contact (english speaking) and telephone number (or email address) for Fidoka.

Wed, 12/22/2010 - 08:26

I plan to let out my property but in line with some earlier posts I can not justify a full size pool - mountain lakes and sea are only half an hour away and local lido closer. However I do appreciate the appeal for guests.

Tue, 10/05/2010 - 09:51

I contracted with a geometra to perform various works to my house. Most were completed satisfactorily but a number of jobs were either not completed or completed to a poor standard and the geometra refuses to recognise this.

Wed, 09/08/2010 - 06:47

We plan to go fishing in the lakes of the Sibillini mountains in Marche during August. I and my son have had no luck so far although the fish jump around us and locals regularly hook them. I can check the local bait when I am over but do you have

Tue, 08/03/2010 - 08:58

Ryanair will be the subject of a Panorama investigation next Monday 12 Oct, BBC1.Essential viewing I expect. 

Tue, 10/06/2009 - 09:23

We intend to let out our property and are looking for someone to do the gardening for now and manage the changeovers etc when we have finally completed the work to the house.We are near San Ginesio in Macerata, Marche.Any recommendations gratefull

Mon, 10/05/2009 - 09:06

we are trying to find a painter to varnish the soffits (roof overhang) to the outside of our housethe  work is quite high up so may need scaffold, cherry picker lift or long ladder (and a lot of bottle)we are located near San Ginesio, Macerataany

Thu, 09/24/2009 - 06:42

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Answer to: letting advice
Mon, 02/11/2013 - 09:44

thank you both. Penny - where do you obtain the Italian PEC and digital signature?

Answer to: Census 2011
Thu, 12/29/2011 - 09:40

I picked my census form up during a recent visit pre xmas and still need to submit. Has anyone encountered any penalties for late filing?

Wed, 09/21/2011 - 09:29

Just to bring you up to date. The sequence of events has been: gates padlocked door to property blocked with solvent I reported both matters to the Carabinieri - the Commandante telephoned the Geometra soil pipe then blocked with expanding foam I then visited the Carabinieri again - the Commandante made another call. The Geometra denies everything but having received several calls from the Carabinieri Commandante, I hope he sees sense. Useful to know the Carabinieri are prepared to act in such circumstances - direct quick and cheap if it works. Fingers crossed.

Wed, 03/23/2011 - 13:03

Thank you all. I have actually received an invoice for ICI - it appears different Communes address in different ways. The 250 euro quote I received was definitely for managing the payment although also included management of utility bills but I still think it was grossly overstated. I will follow up the recommendation to M Murphy who I have seen reference to before.

Thu, 01/06/2011 - 14:47

There is a tip at the commercial zone in Piano Di Pieca, near San Ginesio.Head for the solar panel farm on the hillside.

Thu, 12/23/2010 - 09:59

Thanks Sprostini, will follow up on the tv link too.

Thu, 10/14/2010 - 07:24

has anyone tried snow socks? - they appear to be a lot easier to put on

Thu, 10/07/2010 - 11:30

Thanks for your advice - looks like an above group splash pool is the solution. Will check out sizes and depths available next time I am over.  

Mon, 09/13/2010 - 09:55

Looks like I'm on to a loser here but will have one last chance at a negotiated settlement. I appreciate a few of you have been in this situation before and I value your advice. It is surprising that there is no way to avoid this "scam" when work is either not done or is completed to an unacceptable standard. The law appears to lean towards the contractor - don't know why Italians would put up with it. I will update you all in a few months.

Thu, 09/09/2010 - 10:07

Thank you all for your advice. I have paid the geometra approx 30k euros for work completed to date. My contract is with him so I can not control who he passes this money to and who has still not been paid. The house is a holiday home and so largely unoccupied so I would prefer to come to an amicable conclusion. The problem is that in the past year the remaining works have not been completed or corrected and the geometra does not intend to do any more. I will have to employ another builder to complete the work but the remaining problem is that the geometra still wants to be paid 6k and he could cause problems going forward (including preventing access). Your advice has been useful. Will be out there again in several months and see if we can conclude then. A trip to the Polizia Locale may help to move the matter forward. Thanks again.