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Hi - looking for a good handyman for help next year with decorating, bit of plumbing, bit of carpentry and all round general help.  Any recommendations - or email me direct on jproctor@mili

Sun, 11/28/2010 - 03:43

Hi there, New to the forum, have just finished buying this gem in Chieti in a lovely small village. Would love to hear any comments or suggestions or any experience anyone has in doing up townhouses.

Wed, 09/08/2010 - 10:53

Hi there, just bought a house in Chieti, in a small village.  When I viewed the house I was accompanied by a Geometra who offered to do a survey for me.  I paid E300 for the survey which was in fact no more than about 15 words saying that the hous

Mon, 08/30/2010 - 06:20

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Answer to: Italian Car tax
Sun, 11/28/2010 - 04:59

Just wondering..if anyone has any recent experience of running a UK registered car in Italy for a substantial amount of time...I understand that after 6 months you're supposed to get it switched...but are the cops in rural areas generally turning a blind eye and not enforcing this still?  Be interested to hear.

Sun, 11/28/2010 - 04:06

Fantastic! Just in time for my move there next year!

Sun, 11/28/2010 - 04:06

Fantastic! Just in time for my move there next year!

Wed, 09/08/2010 - 09:59

Hi there,  maybe I'm being naive but surely the onus is on him to complete the work to the standard that you require.  He has absolutely no right to bar you from your property and is acting unlawfully in my opinion.  Cut his padlock off and replace it with a bigger one of your own.  I think you should probably make the local Carabinieri aware of the situation and get their off the record opinion. Best of luck and do let us know how it resolves itself.

Wed, 09/08/2010 - 09:25

I can only say Wow - again, it makes my restoration project look like a cakewalk!  I'll look forward to following your progress on your website!  In bocc a lupo :)

Tue, 08/31/2010 - 09:00

Thanks for all the great info guys - by the way I checked and I'm in a Seismic Zone 2 - so not the worst - they said that when the quake shook 'sono spostati un po lei lampada' so I don't think its in too bad shape.  I've got some other quotes coming in and also some people I've known a long time in Italy making the journey down to take a look.  This is a great forum by the way - if I can be of any help with anything please don't hesitate to let me know.  Cheers.