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Votes for life in 2024

Posted by on Jan 29, 2024 in LEGAL UPDATES

Oliver & Partners were proud to have supported Harry Shindler in his campaign to restore voting rights to the estimated 3.5 million British citizens living abroad.  From 16th January 2024, when the Elections Act 2022 came into force, British citizens living outside the UK for any length of time may now register to vote in UK elections, if they meet one...

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Divorce payments and cohabitation

Posted by on Jan 29, 2024 in FAMILY LAW UPDATES, LEGAL UPDATES

The Italian Supreme Court has recently ruled in ordinanza No. 35385 of 2023 that the fact of pre-marital cohabitation of the spouses constitutes one of the parameters calculating the divorce allowance. The Court pointed out that pre-marital cohabitation represents “a custom increasingly rooted in the behavior of our society which is accompanied by an...

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Codice fiscale for overseas heirs

Posted by on Jan 3, 2024 in LEGAL UPDATES

The Italian tax office has confirmed, in written opinion no. 407/2023, that an heir to an estate in Italy, resident abroad and without an Italian codice fiscale can in any case be listed as an heir in the declaration of succession. Where the heir has never been issued with a codice fiscale, the only information which must be provided in the declaration of...

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Separation and divorce in Italy

Posted by on Oct 1, 2023 in LEGAL UPDATES

As part of the reform of the justice system which came into force this year (Riforma Cartabia),  a new procedure for filing for legal separation and divorce in Italy has been introduced. Up to 2022 a couple would need to have an order from the Italian court for legal separation, before proceeding to a divorce. If the separation was contested by one of the...

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Tax and financial planning events in October

Posted by on Sep 28, 2023 in LEGAL UPDATES

We are publicising this interesting event which may be useful for our international clients and owners of property in Italy. Gareth Horsfall, financial advisor of the Spectrum IFA Group, who has been based in Italy for many years, has organised two dates (“Le Tour de Finance”) on which a panel of international guest speakers will  discuss...

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Expiry of UK passports

Posted by on Sep 5, 2023 in LEGAL UPDATES

Many UK passport holders entering EU countries over the summer were turned away at the boarding gate for their flights and were told that their passports were out of date despite the expiry date in their passports being at a future date. Passports that have been issued since Brexit i.e. the new blue passports only have a validity of 10 years. This issue is...

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What is habitability?

Posted by on Jul 27, 2023 in LEGAL UPDATES

Checking the planning permission status of an Italian property before purchasing is just as important as studying the title or legal ownership history. A Buyer who carries out a proper due diligence review of a residential property in Italy, before committing to a binding contract, should always ask the Agent or the Seller or their surveyor if the...

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New ETIAS travel permit

Posted by on Jul 27, 2023 in LEGAL UPDATES

The European Travel Information and Authorisation System (ETIAS) will be in force from 2024. British citizens and nationals of other third countries/non-EU states, who up until now could enter the Schengen Area without a visa, will be required to obtain this travel authorisation permit before entering Italy and other countries in the Schengen Area for a...

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The Local Italy – Italian citizenship

Posted by on Jul 9, 2023 in LEGAL UPDATES

  Solicitor and Avvocato stabilito Aleksandra Broom is quoted in this new article published in The Local Italy. The article discusses applications for the recognition of Italian citizenship via descent from Italian ancestors (ius sanguinis). The Local How to apply for Italian citizenship through ancestry 6 JULY...

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