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Anybody know of a really good lawyer that speaks excellent English and isn't too expensive! Once again my neighbour has put a spanner in our building works and this time I am REALLY angry!

Mon, 09/23/2013 - 06:54

We are renovating our bathroom and my partner is getting a tad frustrated as he can't find what he wants to plaster it. In the UK he uses a multi-finsh which he puts over waterproofer that has been laid on the base of sand and cement.

Tue, 03/19/2013 - 06:24

Without going into the long and boring back story (which I will if somebody wants more details) can somebody please tell me what the laws are concerning erecting a wooden shed on a concrete base in our back garden.

Fri, 09/21/2012 - 05:10

Sorry - started to type the post and got dragged out by my partner for a walk in Posillipo! So here goes: we have been 'given' a small plot of land by our neighbours to look after and grow veg on.

Sun, 05/20/2012 - 11:52
Sun, 05/20/2012 - 07:53

Hello, can anybody give a definitive guide to what licences are required for owning a boat in Italy? I understand that the motor needs to be registered, as does the trailer if it is an Italian trailer.

Mon, 12/12/2011 - 06:32

We have received a letter from our neighbour's solicitor (they have never spoken to us and don't like us!) quoting Article 892c.c. and saying we have damaged their garden wall by planting our fruit trees up against it. What is Article 892 c.c.

Thu, 12/01/2011 - 04:25

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Answer to: Residency
Thu, 03/20/2014 - 12:34

Having read the above thread, I am still confused. We have a house in Italy and decided to move out there full-time in 2011. We understood that as we were living there we needed to become residents, so we duly applied for, and received our residency status and code fiscale.We also own properties in the UK which we rent out to fund us living in Italy. My partner has definitely spent less than 183 days in Italy for each of the last 2 years, but I have been there almost full time. We pay UK taxes, and our assets are in the UK so why do we need to declare all of this to Italy? And if we do have to how difficult is it for us to revoke our residency, and just pay higher electricity costs ?

Wed, 10/02/2013 - 11:12

Thank you both. Have found a couple of lawyers in Naples - not acting yet but getting close to it!

Tue, 05/28/2013 - 15:07

The Amalfi Coast is best seen by boat rather than the road; also the road can be tediously busy in the summer, and parking is a nightmare, especially in Amalfi. Or why not go to Vietri sul Mare rather than Positano - it is less commercial and the ceramic shops more diverse and interesting, and the little town of Cetara next to it is delightful and the location for the latest Galaxy chocolate ad! 

Mon, 03/25/2013 - 12:27

Thanks for the responses; all sorted now tho' it did mean getting a local plasterer in to see what should be done - which was just we should've put a 150 base coat on first! As you point out, the finish has to be sanded down over here, so that is the next step once the tiling is finshed. Getting there slowly!

Tue, 03/19/2013 - 10:29

Not many people venture down this far in their cars Alan - but he is threatening to drive back to England to get some. One very expensive bathroom coming up!!

Tue, 03/19/2013 - 10:29

Not many people venture down this far in their cars Alan - but he is threatening to drive back to England to get some. One very expensive bathroom coming up!!

Wed, 10/10/2012 - 06:21

On a smaller scale we have the same issue, so our town (Castel Volturno), Casale di Principe (home of the Casalesi mafia) and another town I forget the name of, have been banned from having our own mayors for 2 years and now the administration is all being managed from Caserta. Haven't seen any difference yet but hopefully less money will be misappropriated or misspent on the things we don't need (such as 30 or 40 road signs along a 200m stretch of road showing a cycle path that can't be used as one because of the high kerbs every 25m and Stop signs at the end of tracks that lead nowhere) and they will start to invest in cleaning-up the area -  the rubbish on the streets and roads outside of the old part of the town is appalling! Fortunately we do live in the old part of town but apologising to guests every time we drive them around this area gets a bit wearing!

Sun, 10/07/2012 - 11:16

Thanks for your comments Flip, but if you read all my comments it isn't that straight-forward - most of the problem stems from the fact the commune gave us planning permission and then rescinded it and didn't tell us; the fact that he has a lot of influence in town (president of the water board amongst other things) and that the shed was built illegally many years ago. Add that to the fact that we are not allowed to have our own Mayor for at least 2 years due to the corruption round here; the majority of the Italians here speak no English whatsoever and those that do and are willing to translate put their own spin on things you will then understand how compicated it is! By the way I have just walked straight past the man in question and yet again he has blanked me - tw*t!

Sun, 10/07/2012 - 05:28

Thank you Gala, Ram and Sprostini. I think our house and yard are too little to put in a veranda (which is what we originally had planning permission for but was recinded) but after years of trying to be friendly to our neighbour I think we have no chance of a civilised discussion with him either. I also know his fees are really expensive and I am not inclined to give money to one who is so full of animosity to us. However, we maybe on the way to a solution - will keep you posted when I know more!

Wed, 09/26/2012 - 13:57

Fabbriche - I think you maybe right,; that or he thinks we have loads of money because it is big and shiny! Ah well, watch this space and I will update you all when and if anything happens....