Owning a second home abroad can be a real adventure.
Italy, in particular, is famous for its bureaucracy and thousand of laws!
Once you have a house here you MUST be aware of many things and, being far away for long periods might make you miss a payment or a deadline in filling some forms. Most of the times the administrative offices do not look after foreigners in case they have difficulties BUT as the saying says Ignorantia juris non excusat (i.e. Ignorance of the law is no excuse). Thereafter every now and then a bill could arrive requesting past payments together with high fines and so on. So, in the end, it is more convenient to be up-to-dated than waiting for the offices to serve you!
What I do in Abruzzo is taking care of your house, managing all paperwork, payments and finally reporting the accomplished work.
I have been working in this field for 13 years and my duties deal with the following actions:
* Key Custody
* Monthly property inspection
* Collection of your mail
* Manage and pay your IMU, TASI and TARSU (yearly Property and Refuse taxes)
* Connecting/Changing utilities
* Central heating boiler maintenance (in compliance with Italian law)
* Insurance renewal for buildings and contents
* Servicing and property maintenance
* Ordering gas refill
* Turning on/off utilities, central heating etc…
* Setting up internet connection
* Shopping for your arrival
* Gardening services
* House cleaning
* Maintenance of swimming pools etc…
* Document renewals
* Providing manpower
* Pet care
* Alarm response and intervention (if necessary)
* Assistance with residency applications
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Besides the above listed services, while checking your property, I’ll be able to manage emergencies or uprising issues.
For instance, once I found out an unexpected water leak caused by a pipe’s explosion. If it wasn’t for my prompt intervention the leak could have caused a flood damaging the house.
In another property, during my monthly check, I noticed a water infiltration coming from the roof. The owners, who were not present at that time of the year, could have never figured out why the house was so wet without my constant inspection.
Over the years I’ve gained a trustful relationship with my clients as they delegate me to sort out any possible inconvenience and difficulty. They know it will all be done on time and properly. In the meanwhile they learn little by little about bureaucratic issues and most of all they can relax and enjoy their holidays and home without spending a fortune for an oversight.
If you do not own a home yet, but you are willing to buy one, I am the right person that can work for you and at your side, managing all situations and providing for a high quality service.