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Selling gifted or inherited property

Posted by on Apr 25, 2022 in LEGAL UPDATES

When the ownership of an Italian property has passed by way of an inheritance (eredità), or has been transferred between generations by a gift (donazione), this may create an obstacle to the future sale, in particular if less than 20 years has passed from the inheritance or gift. A seller may find there is increased scrutiny of the property history by the...

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THE SPID CHALLENGE

Posted by on Mar 26, 2022 in LEGAL UPDATES

The SPID (sistema pubblica di identità digitale) is a set of secure credentials issued to an individual who has been formally identified. Being asked to provide a SPID is becoming as common as having to show an ID card or codice fiscale in Italy. The SPID is not obligatory, but since October 2021 is essential in order to access government departments and...

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Affidavits, Statutory Declarations and Certified Copies

Posted by on Mar 24, 2022 in LEGAL UPDATES

The list of English Solicitors in Italy on the GOV.UK website has been recently updated. When selecting what area of law that you require assistance in, ‘affidavits, statutory declarations and certified copies’ are no longer an option. We have contacted the British Embassy in Rome advising them of this omission on the GOV.UK website. We have therefore...

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INCAPACITY AND ITALIAN LAW

Posted by on Mar 23, 2022 in LEGAL UPDATES

This firm assists the families of elderly relatives who live in Italy, often where the elderly person has worked for many years and retired here, but now live alone. The elderly person may have close relatives who live abroad and cannot provide day-to-day assistance. In some cases they may be estranged from those relatives or even have no next of kin...

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Carta di soggiorno for British citizens in Italy

Posted by on Mar 18, 2022 in IMMIGRATION AND NATIONALITY LAW UPDATE, LEGAL UPDATES

Since January 2021 a residence permit in a plastic card format (“carta di soggiorno“) has been available to British nationals and their family members who were resident in Italy pre-Brexit, ie on or before 31st December 2020. By “resident in Italy” we mean that a person’s name and address is registered with the Anagrafe office...

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EU Settlement Scheme – Deadline for submission: 30th June 2021

Posted by on Apr 30, 2021 in IMMIGRATION AND NATIONALITY LAW UPDATE

The UK has left the EU and as of January 2021, the immigration rules to enter and remain in the UK have been changing. It is crucial now for EU citizens to secure their pre-settled or settled status in order for them to be able to continue working and residing in the UK without the requirement of a visa to do so. The following groups of people who are...

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New Residence Document (carta di soggiorno) for British Citizens

Posted by on Jan 14, 2021 in IMMIGRATION AND NATIONALITY LAW UPDATE

We have had a number of enquiries from our clients in relation to the new residence document (carta di soggiorno) that is now available for those British Citizens who were legally resident or who had commenced the process of registering their residence in Italy before the end of the transition period i.e. 31st December 2020. This is not an...

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UK Immigration Bill

Posted by on Nov 30, 2020 in IMMIGRATION AND NATIONALITY LAW UPDATE

On 11th November 2020, the UK government’s Immigration and Social Security Co-Ordination (EU Withdrawal Bill) more commonly referred to as the ‘Immigration Bill’ received Royal Assent turning the bill into an official act of parliament. This bill does what Priti Patel was boasting about all year, i.e. that it officially ends the free movement of...

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