Mobile homes are prefabricated structures with wheels that can be used for residential or holiday purposes. In the market there are tons of model of mobile homes: from small size mobile homes with basic furniture and accessories to luxury mobile homes with stunning exterior design and equipped with high level furniture. They are a perfect pick as a temporary residential solution or to spend holidays in a quiet and untouched place. In Italy, mobile homes can be set up in a specific mobile home park or in a private land lot. However, while the first option is easy and immediate, tough often … [Read more...] about Setting up a mobile home in Italy
If you are planning to buy a property in Italy you may end up having to deal with security interests. Law of security interests differs significantly from jurisdiction to jurisdiction, especially when comparing common law to civil law jurisdictions. In the Italian jurisdiction, the most common type of security interest is the mortgage (called ipoteca). The mortgage in Italy has some peculiar features compared to the mortgage of the common law jurisdictions. The mortgage is a kind of security on a specific and determined property (collateral) that gives the creditor a right to preferential … [Read more...] about A guide to mortgages in Italy
Subrogation in loan agreements (“surroga del mutuo” or “portabilità del mutuo”) is an innovation introduced in Italy by the Budget Law of 2008, known as “Legge Bersani” and consequently disciplined by art. 120-quater of legislative decree n. 385/1993 (Testo Unico Bancario – Consolidated Banking Act). It is a procedure, which allows to transfer a pre-existing loan agreement from a bank (banca surrogata) to another (banca surrogante) that offers better conditions or different parameters compared with the previous commitment, with no additional costs or charges and without requiring the original … [Read more...] about Subrogation in Loan Agreements Under Italian Law
The sequestro conservativo (freezing order) is an interim order aimed to prevent a party/debtor from enjoying their assets in prejudice of the creditors’ rights. This order is governed under the Italian law, particularly at Articles 2905 and 2906 Civil Code and Articles 671 Civil Procedural Rules, and it is an interim measure, generally linked to a main proceeding. In accordance with Art. 671- 687 CPC “the judge, at the request of the creditor who has a grounded threat of losing the assets aimed to secure his claim, can authorize a precautionary seizure of debtor’s real or personal … [Read more...] about SEQUESTRO CONSERVATIVO: A Legal Tool to Guarantee Your Credit in Italy
Shopping on the Internet can be fun, and you can make some really good finds. However, long-distance contractual relationships can be a very treacherous territory. To avoid disappointments, you should look out carefully before shopping and get a clear idea of what your rights are. Whether you bought a good or a service online or outside of a shop – by telephone, mail order, etc. -, in any case a customer always find protection. Indeed, under EU rules a trader must repair, replace, reduce the price or give you a refund if goods you bought turn out to be faulty or do not look or work as … [Read more...] about E-Shopping: Know Your Legal Rights?
Cassazione penale, sez. III, sentenza 14/11/2016 n° 47978 Drug legislation in Italy makes a distinction between hard and soft drugs. In the country, the sole use of drugs has never configured a criminal offence, but conversely acquisition and possession are currently illegal, even though possession of personal quantities is not subject to criminal penalties. The law establishes maximum limits for possession on a reference dose calculated from the user’s average daily intake of the drug. Art. article 73.1 bis of the Presidential Decree No. 309/1990 states: “anyone who imports, exports, … [Read more...] about Drug Use: Italian Supreme Court Changes Criteria for Aggravating Circumstances