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Architect and Owner
Mark Blix
Margethevej 8 5800 Nyborg, Denmark
Most Scandinavians, who have a house in Italy or the dream of buying a house or a building site, will find that when it comes to real estate, everything is extremely complicated, time consuming and all expenses and prices are presented for discussion and negotiation. They will also discover that their perception of Italian atmosphere is difficult, if not impossible to understand for Italian architects. My task is to make the "dream of the house in Italy" concrete and, together with my Italian partners, get the project approved by commissions and administrations without unnecessary loss of time and money and without unwanted changes of the project. All Italian legislation is complicated. There may also be differences in the way in which it is interpreted and finally rules and charges changes from year to year. First of all, avoid situations where the courtroom is the only option. Even simple lawsuit can go on for years. Anyone who just wants a good advice is welcome to call or send an E-mail.
Language: Danish, English
E-mail.: office.gaia.design@gmail.com Tel.: +45 70 20 20 42
Building Engineer
Eleonora Bertolotto
Via Fogazzaro 6, 17025 Loano (SV), Italy
I am a building engineer and can therefore carry out the difficult application process, which, in addition to extensive drawing material, also means important negotiations with the authorities. Even smaller building changes require static calculations and finally I can also take on the task with the necessary building supervision, which is a legal requirement. Gravity in Italy is no different than in Scandinavia, but there is a difference in building tradition and the possibility of earthquakes – that means particular static challenges. This means many and complicated calculations and so approval may take months and slow case work is a very basic Italian problem. Of course, it is also a problem for us Italians, but often an even bigger problem for Scandinavians. It is quite natural that a Scandinavian client will know when he can expect a building permit, but in reality nobody knows. Mark says that in addition to my professional contribution, the most important thing for our collaboration is that I say things like they are and do it in English with an easily recognizable Italian accent. The last one I try to get rid of, but Mark says that will be a mistake. If you just need a good advice, feel free to call or send me an email. For more information: http://eleonorabertolotto.com/partner/
Language: Italian, English
E-mail: bertolotto.eleonora@gmail.com Tel.: +39 3400523039 http://eleonorabertolotto.com/partner
Partner in Liguria
Di Ragni Adriano
Real Estate Agent Liguria. Via Aurelia 222. 18016 S. Bartolomeo Al Mare (IM) Italy
Phone: +39 347 8718400 - Cellphone:
There are really many houses for sale in Italy and there are a lot of real estate agents. I am one of them, but have also been mayor of San Bartolomeo al Mare for 2 periods and that means that I know the legislation that is part of the problems Scandinavians are meeting in relation to a renovation, buying a property or a building site. One of the things that can make a Scandinavian buyer uncertain, is that a real estate agent in Italy represents and is paid by both the seller and the buyer. It does not make it easier for a Scandinavian that everything is conducted in Italian, that legislation is complicated and different and that most prices and expenses can be negotiated and will be so. I have a very good cooperation with Eleonora and Mark about both small and large projects and can take on a task as a counselor if you want to ensure a sensible course and avoid the mistakes that unfortunately often bring foreigners into trouble. I can give an objective case assessment to an agreed fixed price, but do of course, also have own properties for sale. For more information feel free to call or send an E-mail. See also: www.immobiliarequattro.it
Language: Italian, English, German
E-mail. ragni@immobiliarequattro.it Tel.: +39 347 8718400 Fax: +39 0183 752254 www.immobiliarequattro.it
Partner in Tuscany
Michele Ballini
Geometra Tuscany, Studio Tecnico Associato Ballini. Via S. Antonio 1. 50033 Firenzuola (FI) Italy
As Geometra, my main task is to get applications approved and when in Italy, no changes are so insignificant that they do not need permission. Whether you want to move one m3 soil, change the name of a shop, renovate or build a house a permit is needed. Italians love Italy as it is and therefore every change is worth discussing and will be so in councils and commissions. Nobody works as carefully and thoroughly as an Italian commission – well maybe an Italian court and both using a lot of time. Mark and I have with great patience been given a preliminary approval of 4 projects in Tuscany north of Florence. For others in the area that need permissions or just a good advice please contact me by phone or by e-mail
Language: Italian, English
E-mail. Michele@studioballini.it Tel. +39 055 819455 Cel. +39 339 4307119

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