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Does anyone know how to obtain a housing ownership certificate in Italy? Thank you in advance!

Thu, 07/02/2015 - 04:14

One of our neighbors has asked us if he could buy one of our large false Acacia trees that we have on our land - since it makes very good fire wood. By us it is ok, but I do not know how much money we should ask for it.

Fri, 07/30/2010 - 08:47

Being new to the forum, I thought it was time to write my introduction. Me and my husband have just bought a house north of Lucca, to use as a holiday home - at least until we retire...

Tue, 06/22/2010 - 15:28

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Fri, 03/04/2016 - 07:27

We have the same size pool, and we manage with 4,5 KW.

Tue, 01/12/2016 - 10:51

We bought a house 2010 in the nearby comune Borgo a Mozzano and we have never been billed for the rubbish tax. I have asked our neighbors a number of times, and they say that we will have to wait for the bill. I have also been to the comune a number of times for the TASI and IMU, but never been asked to pay the TASI. So, we are expecting a large bill in the future...We did, though, recieve a claim for unpaid IMU 2011 + fees last year, which was totally wrong. I wrote a rather lengthy mail to them explaining so and I did not hear anything more after that.It would be so much better if they could have their records in order.

Mon, 08/24/2015 - 03:08

I know that Remax Viva, in the center of Lucca, handles long time rentals:

Mon, 07/20/2015 - 04:59

Thank you for your answer modicasa! The title deeds was not enough, as they do not say that I own the house at this moment. What I needed was a current "visura catastale", which I now have obtained via the agent who managed our purchase of the house. 

Answer to: Pappataci-Midges
Thu, 04/11/2013 - 05:08

I am a bug magnet, regardless what I eat, and I get very bad allergic reactions from the tiger moth. At one time I got a blod infection from some kind of insect bite, and went to the pronto soccorso. The doctor who examined me and gave me all kinds of penicillin for the infection also told me that I should take one antihistamine a day as a prevention. It works very well for me, and I am also not as sensitive to the bites today, as I was the first year we had our house in Italy. I also use after bite and cortison if it swells up.

Tue, 03/20/2012 - 05:32

We have a fantastic neighbor, who is a "tuttifare", which means that he fixes all sorts of things: taking down trees, gardening, mowing lawns, plumbing, simple electrical installations etc. He lives in Dezza, close to Diecimo. Send me a PM if you want his name and number!

Fri, 11/25/2011 - 06:47

I use this booster antenna and it works great. I choose between this one and the one that Bunterboy recomended, but in the end choose this one because it is easier to mount (at the moment I haven't even mounted it, I just put it in the window). This one is omnidirectional and the other one is directional, and must therefore be mounted in the correct direction. If one is able to mount the directional one exactly, then it should theoretically be better, but I am very pleased with mine. Sorry if I got too technical smiley

Wed, 11/09/2011 - 12:28

I have signed up! Our house is a restored, 3 stories watch tower, originally build 1780 - built and enlarged in much the same way as yours. So I will follow you progress with great interest.

Answer to: Buying a scooter
Mon, 10/03/2011 - 04:26

We are in the same situation and have looked into it, and the same rules apply to a scooter as a car - it is nearly impossible. You have to be a resident to be able to recieve the mandatory license plate - Targa. You also need a drivers license for scooter, but in that case I think the rules are similar in a number of Euorpean countries.

Answer to: Collapse ?
Wed, 09/21/2011 - 05:14

Sagraiasolar might be right. The scandinavian countries' economies are still going strong and I think that they will more and more turn their eyes towards Italy rather than Spain - although Spain, Portugal and France offer less tax for people that go into pension. A lot of people in Sweden thinks that it is very complicated and expensive to buy a house in Italy - but the swedish krona is strong and the prices are often less than for a swedish summer house and owning a house in Sweden is often more expensive when you take into account the cost of heating. Not to forget the difference in climate, food, surroundings, wine etc. With Ryanair it takes us less time to travel to our house in Italy than it took us to drive to our previous summer house in Sweden. We have a number of friends that now are turning their heads towards Italy. It is a matter of spreading the information! smiley I have gotten lots of good information from this site, and I appreciate its friendliness. So I hope it will continue!