Whether a city, country or coastal property is required, L&G Properties Srl offers you a property service to slim down the list, addressing purchase, renovation and building cost while avoiding costly and redundant viewing trips. You will fly after our property report to finalize the deeds!
The first step is to arrange a meeting to learn about your requirements and to discuss how the service works. Once received an assignment mandate, we advise on market conditions and how to maximise what is achievable for your budget within your chosen area(s). We will be your single point of contact and oversee the entire process, liaising with estate agents, solicitors, surveyors and other professional advisors on your behalf.
Each client has unique and specific requirements. We will work closely to create a focused brief from which we will start the search.
It takes approximately ten/fifteen days to carry out our research and previews before the first, client attended, property tour. We will produce a comprehensive Property Report for each suitable property, removing the ones with issues not shown in the pictures or non compliance to urban planning regulation, avoiding costly viewing trips.
Having our in-house Architect and Structural engineer gives us the opportunity to provide for a feasibility study of the building project, addressing the seismic issues as well as the architectural constraints given by the Authorities.
The Property Report will include for local area information, property deeds search and urban planning compliance. We will also address basic renovation cost and building cost, producing a renovation bill of quantities so you will budget precisely the project from your home.
We proactively source properties which are being openly, as well as quietly, marketed through estate agents, developers and private owners.
It is this exhaustive approach to searching which gives early access to property acquired in years in the business. L&G has long standing relationships with estate agents, who give priority information on properties because they value the efficiency we bring to the home buying process and know L&G only looks after committed purchasers.
We oversee all research and evaluation on our client’s behalf. It is essential to establish a considered opinion of value before starting negotiations in order to give clients confidence in the price they ultimately pay.
Once the best properties have been selected, we assess the market price via best market value data given by “Agenzia delle Entrate” and other sources. In this way, L&G can cast influence, and sometimes prove critical, in tipping the balance in our clients’ favour, avoiding hidden fees or overpriced contracts, before the client attended property tour.
Clients receive reports enabling them to review the work undertaken, to date, on their behalf. Reports review search activity and highlight any conclusions and/or changes to the brief.
Once a transaction is agreed, we proactively co-ordinate all parties and oversee the entire process on their client’s behalf. The aim is to ensure the purchase proceeds to completion as swiftly as possible.
In our “Articles of Association”, we are also registered as a building company. Therefore L&G Properties Srls can build/restore the house, using local craftsmen, issuing the regular sureties when receiving each payment. The contract will provide for an initial deposit followed by staged payments during the progress of the works. We will not increase building costs as, according to D.L. 4 luglio 2006, n. 223, our craftsmen are not subject to IVA/VAT. Our services are project and site management related, being registered professional, so we will add value to your Italy “place in the sun” project!