Umbria Property
Umbria Property
Umbria Property
Umbria Property
Umbria Property

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Umbria Property

Wander through the narrow cobbled streets of Perugia’s historic centre filled with fine Etruscan, Roman and medieval monuments before visiting the Palazzo dei Priori – one of Italy’s finest Gothic palaces – and home to a superb gallery of Umbrian and other art spanning several hundred years; take a gentle stroll along the shores of Lake Trasimeno to spot wildlife such as wild ducks, cormorants, kites and kingfishers before enjoying a lunch of locally caught fresh fish washed down with a chilled glass of local Grechetto wine; immerse yourself in the annual arts festival in Todi –combining art exhibitions and seminars with opera, orchestral and other musical events from mostly local and regional performers there is something to appeal to everyone. Located in the centre of Italy with excellent links to the international airports of Florence, Pisa and Perugia, Umbria property is increasingly being sought after by international investors wishing to own their own piece of undiscovered Italy.

Often referred to as “the green heart of Italy”, Umbria borders the southern side of Tuscany to the west, Le Marche to the east and the regions of Lazio and Abruzzo to the south. A landscape of gently rolling hills, lush green olive groves and wildflower meadows with medieval hill top towns bursting with fine churches, narrow cobbled streets and piazzas, Umbria is an unspoilt land of space and tranquillity.

Umbria property has been popular with foreign investors for over thirty years when the first visitors came in search of property which was then cheaper than its more expensive neighbour – Tuscany, although today Umbria property prices are comparable. Umbria property is incredibly diverse depending on your style and budget; from old stone farmhouses nestling in olive groves and in need of renovation, luxurious villas with swimming pools and panoramic views of the surrounding countryside to traditional townhouses off narrow cobbled streets in medieval hill top towns. Umbria property has some of the strongest holiday rental prospects in Italy; the region is very popular with foreign holidaymakers and property near to Assisi and Perugia will attract year-round rental income from Catholic pilgrims and students and tourists.

The three most attractive rural areas in which to buy Umbria property are the Upper Tiber valley in the far north and the Lake Trasimeno area in the west, which are both well situated for Perugia and the Vale of Spoleto in the region’s centre, which gives access to some of the region’s most beautiful hill towns such as Assisi.

Perugia is Umbria’s small and handsome capital perched on a hill above a valley through which the River Tiber swiftly runs; full of trendy boutiques and cafés the town’s historic centre is a maze of cobbled streets, arched stairways and bustling piazzas. The town’s student population of 30,000 gives Perugia a humming nightlife and every July the Umbria Jazz festival draws music enthusiasts from around the world. There is a wide range of Umbria property in and around the capital; a recently renovated light and airy two bedroom apartment with tall ceilings, wooden beams and terracotta tiled floors right in the heart of the town would cost in the region of €200,000 and at the other end of the price range a 5 bedroom restored stone farmhouse with panoramic views of Perugia and the hills and private swimming pool has a price tag of €2.5m.

There is also a good range of Umbria property around Todi – a small medieval town on a tall two-crested hill overlooking the east bank of the river Tiber and commanding distant views in every direction. Perhaps a luxuriously restored 5 bedroom traditional stone farmhouse perched on a hilltop in the rolling countryside near Todi with panoramic views of the surrounding land and valleys for €3.5m or if you have always wanted to own your very own castle then €4m would buy a restored medieval castle with its own amphitheatre and secluded swimming pool set in 2 hectares of garden.

The Vale of Spoleto also offers a good range of Umbria property for sale. Beautifully renovated stone villas with wonderful views of the countryside complete with swimming pools and terraces overlooking lush green gardens can be found for €350,000 to €500,000 depending on the number of bedrooms and locations. Or how about a secluded 8 bedroom villa with marble stairs, wooden floors and stone fireplaces and an infinity swimming pool with views of the valley below and the surrounding hills and mountains – yours for €1.65m.

A tranquil and peaceful region with picturesque medieval towns perched on hilltops surrounded by valleys of olive groves and rolling green hills, a richly spiritual and artistic heritage and a wonderful sense of community and kinship, the diverse range of Umbria property available provides investors with the perfect opportunity to buy property in the unspoilt ‘green heart’ of Italy.

Guide to the Italian Buying Process

1. Making the Offer to Purchase (Offerta)
Once you have found the property you wish to purchase you will start the process by making a formal offer to the vendor, the estate agent will act on your behalf and put forward the offer, a deposit will be made available, generally around (10,000 - 20,000 EUR). Once the vendor has accepted the offer it will be formalised in writing to the vendor in both English and Italian. If this is accepted the deposit (Caparra Confirmatoria) will be paid to the vendor. This will form a legally binding contract. Neither party may withdraw at this point, the sale can be forced by either party or a claim for damages can be made. If the purchaser withdraws their deposit will be lost, if the vendor withdraws the purchaser can claim twice the deposit in compensation.

2. Signing the Preliminary Contract (Compromesso or Contratto preliminare)
The next step will take place between 1 and 3 months after the offer has been accepted, this is a formal agreement between the vendor and purchaser to sell and buy the property, this agreement is the Preliminary Contract and will contain the conditions and terms of the sale. It is important at this stage that you have a full understanding of all the details contained in the contract. We would strongly recommend that you appoint a Notary who is fluent in English. This document will include the purchase price, a detailed description of the property including completion date and will cover any obligations placed upon the buyer and the vendor. All information relating to the property including any planning permissions for the property and the cadastral details (a public record, survey, or map of the value, extent, and ownership of land as a basis of taxation). Once the Preliminary Contract (Contratto preliminare) has been signed a further deposit (Caparra Confirmatoria) will be paid, this will generally be 10% - 20% of the purchase price. There will also be an estate agents Commission Fee (Provvigione) which will need to be paid at this point.

3. Signing the Final Deed of Sale (Rogito or Atto Notarile)
The purchaser must have a bank account in order to make the purchase on completion. The signing of the final deed of sale which will authorise the transfer of the property must be overseen by a Notary (Notaio). The buyer will select and hire the Notary, but they are members of an independent body of public/professionals who will draft the purchase deed, they will oversee the passing of the title legally from the vendor to the purchaser. The Notary will also verify the legality of the documentation and registration with the Conservatoria dei Registri Immobiliari and the Local Land Register.

4. Formalities to be observed after Completion
Foreign buyers should obtain a certified copy of the Purchase Deed (Rogito), which the Notary will have lodged with the authorities. Generally this will be available to collect around 2 – 3 weeks after completion. The Notary will also give you a form to complete for the the local authority (Questura) who will have been given formal notice of the purchase. Your Notary will help you to complete this form. You will need to contact the utilities companies to set up new contracts (power, water, telephone, gas etc.). If the property is a flat, the condominium manager (Amministratore del condominio) should be informed of change of ownership of the property.

IMPORTANT - Disclaimer : All information provided is believed to be current and provided free of charge. No liability can be accepted for the reliability of the information and statements made as this is obtained from 3rd parties. We always recommend you take legal advice from a fully qualified Lawyer or Notary before buying a property overseas.

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Taxation

Various taxes must be paid on purchases. Registration tax / stamp duty (Imposta di Registro) is calculated on the government’s valuation of the property (Valore catastale). This will vary according to whether the property is being purchased as a holiday home, or as your primary residence. For a holiday home stamp duty will be 10% of the valuation. If you are intending to use the property as your primary residence and apply for residency (Prima casa), providing this is done within 18 months of the property transfer then stamp duty will be reduced to 3% for an existing property and 4% for a new build. This will be paid to the Notary on completion of the purchase.

Land registration, mortgage and cadastral taxes also need to be paid to the Notary on completion. These are one-off payments and are around €168 each.

Once the property has been purchased further taxes must be paid. There is a local council tax ICI/IMU property tax (Imposta Comunale sugli Immobili) of 0.4% to 0.9% of the property’s cadastral value. The rate for this is calculated annually by the council and paid bi-annually in June and December. This rate will be reduced if the property is the primary residence (Prima Casa).

If you are not resident in Italy you will have to declare any income gained from activities in Italy to the Italian Tax authorities. This income will also have to be declared in your country of residence, you will need a double taxation agreement to mitigate against paying twice. This declaration will apply to any income you might obtain from letting a property in Italy. Some expenses incurred on the property may be off-set against the income you derive from letting out the property. This can include management expenses, local taxes, repairs etc.

There is one tax which applies only to holiday homes, there will be a 20% Capital Gain on the difference between the buying price and the selling price if the property is sold prior to 5 years ownership.

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IMPORTANT - Disclaimer :
All information provided is believed to be current and provided free of charge. No liability can be accepted for the reliability of the information and statements made as this is obtained from 3rd parties. We always recommend you take legal advice from a fully qualified Lawyer or Notary before buying a property overseas.

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Superb Umbrian Villa with 10 bedrooms and Pool for Auction in Spoleto area.

Superb Umbrian Villa with 10 bedrooms and Pool  for Auction in Spoleto area.
1,950,000 EUR

Superb Umbrian Villa with 10 bedrooms and Pool for Auction in Spoleto area.

AUCTION Bidding Opens: June 26th 2018 10 AM EDT Currently €1.95M with no reserve This hidden gem which is full of history and is thought to be over 1,200 years old, has undergone an exten...

REF: 208592
  • Floor Size: 800 square metres
  • Plot Size: 3,150 square metres (0.32 hectares / 0.78 acres)
  • Bedrooms: 10
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Agrotourism Complex with 4 Farmhouses in Citta Della Pieve, Umbria for sale with 90000m2 of land

Agrotourism Complex with 4 Farmhouses in Citta Della Pieve, Umbria for sale with 90000m2 of land
1,890,000 EUR

Agrotourism Complex with 4 Farmhouses in Citta Della Pieve, Umbria for sale with 90000m2 of land

Selection of farmhouses located within an extremely quiet and panoramic setting, yet not far from amenities and services, with easy access. This agrotourism complex is divided into 4 beautifull...

REF: 187103
  • Plot Size: 90,000 square metres (9.00 hectares / 22.24 acres)
  • Bedrooms: 9
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7 bedroom farmhouse for sale, Orvieto, Terni, Umbria

7 bedroom farmhouse for sale, Orvieto, Terni, Umbria
1,700,000 EUR

7 bedroom farmhouse for sale, Orvieto, Terni, Umbria

This stunning renovated farmhouse comes with 400m2 of living space which is composed as follows: An apartment on the ground floor (130m2) comprising of a kitchen, large living room with large s...

REF: 172365
  • Floor Size: 400 square metres
  • Plot Size: 28,000 square metres (2.80 hectares / 6.92 acres)
  • Bedrooms: 7
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6 bedroom farmhouse for sale, Panicale, Perugia, Umbria

6 bedroom farmhouse for sale, Panicale, Perugia, Umbria
1,500,000 EUR

6 bedroom farmhouse for sale, Panicale, Perugia, Umbria

Beautiful stone farmhouse, situated in the countryside between Panicale and Paciano and surrounded by fields of sunflowers and vines. The house was recently restored to top standards and is full of ch...

REF: 153465
  • Floor Size: 400 square metres
  • Plot Size: 3,000 square metres (0.30 hectares / 0.74 acres)
  • Bedrooms: 6
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12 bedroom hotel for sale, Montegabbione, Terni, Umbria

12 bedroom hotel for sale, Montegabbione, Terni, Umbria
1,500,000 EUR

12 bedroom hotel for sale, Montegabbione, Terni, Umbria

Not far from all amenities, this wonderful organic Agriturismo business with 6 hectares of organic agricultural land is being run in an enchanting location, close to Montegabbione. The property...

REF: 204452
  • Floor Size: 300 square metres
  • Plot Size: 60,000 square metres (6.00 hectares / 14.83 acres)
  • Bedrooms: 12
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10 bedroom castle for sale, Citta della Pieve, Perugia, Umbria

10 bedroom castle for sale, Citta della Pieve, Perugia, Umbria
1,500,000 EUR

10 bedroom castle for sale, Citta della Pieve, Perugia, Umbria

Only a few kilometres from Citta della Pieve and Fabro, on the border of Umbria, Tuscany and Latium, this fabulous castle which requires restoration is for sale. Located in a panoramic and elev...

REF: 210154
  • Floor Size: 1,800 square metres
  • Plot Size: 20,000 square metres (2.00 hectares / 4.94 acres)
  • Bedrooms: 10
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6 bedroom farmhouse for sale, Fabro, Terni, Umbria

6 bedroom farmhouse for sale, Fabro, Terni, Umbria
1,400,000 EUR

6 bedroom farmhouse for sale, Fabro, Terni, Umbria

This large six bedroom farmhouse which is located at 400 metres above sea level, is just on the border of Umbria, Latium and Tuscany. Only a few km from the town and the spas of San Casciano de...

REF: 204454
  • Plot Size: 35,000 square metres (3.50 hectares / 8.65 acres)
  • Bedrooms: 6
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4 bedroom farmhouse for sale, Fabro, Terni, Umbria

4 bedroom farmhouse for sale, Fabro, Terni, Umbria
1,400,000 EUR

4 bedroom farmhouse for sale, Fabro, Terni, Umbria

A nicely restored farmhouse in a privileged position situated in a splendid garden with over 160 fruit trees and 130 olive trees. The main house is spread over two floors; the ground floor has ...

REF: 179992
  • Floor Size: 500 square metres
  • Plot Size: 3,500 square metres (0.35 hectares / 0.86 acres)
  • Bedrooms: 4
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6 bedroom farmhouse for sale, Citta della Pieve, Perugia, Umbria

6 bedroom farmhouse for sale, Citta della Pieve, Perugia, Umbria
1,350,000 EUR

6 bedroom farmhouse for sale, Citta della Pieve, Perugia, Umbria

A beautiful traditional farmhouse which was totally renovated in the 1990’s, consisting of local stone and brick. in a great location at one of the highest points in the area approximately 4000m abov...

REF: 179829
  • Floor Size: 400 square metres
  • Plot Size: 60,000 square metres (6.00 hectares / 14.83 acres)
  • Bedrooms: 6
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3 bedroom farmhouse for sale, Magione, Perugia, Umbria

3 bedroom farmhouse for sale, Magione, Perugia, Umbria
1,350,000 EUR

3 bedroom farmhouse for sale, Magione, Perugia, Umbria

A charming and fully renovated farmhouse with lots of character and great views of Lake Trasimeno. The house is spread over three levels and includes a study, bathroom, utility room and boile...

REF: 215610
  • Floor Size: 200 square metres
  • Plot Size: 20,000 square metres (2.00 hectares / 4.94 acres)
  • Bedrooms: 3
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