Buying property in Italy

Buying property in ITALY

With whom must the parties (buyer/seller) formalise the initial agreement? Is a legal form imposed?

The parties can conclude their written agreement (preliminary contract) without the help of professionals (lawyers, notaries, accountants, real estate agents). When the agreement is entered into with the assistance of a real estate agent, the real estate agent usually helps the parties draft the preliminary agreement. For more complex cases, a notary is usually involved.