If You Are Thinking Of Moving Abroad : A Place in the Sun Rome
A Place in the Sun Rome, it’s almost everyone’s dream to find a place in the sun Rome and for many people Rome is the ideal place to relocate.
If you are considering a move to Rome, it is essential to do your research so that you can avoid any costly issues.
Before you go ahead and make the move, you should make sure that you have:
- Researched your destination, and the local customs and laws
- Obtained independent legal advice
- Researched the tax regulations
- Made plans for your health cover
Once you have taken the decision to relocate to Rome, you will undoubtedly need to enlist the services of an international moving company to ship your goods overseas and to help manage your move. White & Company can provide a top- quality and efficient removal service to any international destination and as founder members of BAR, FIDI & OMNI; you can rest assured your move will be in safe hands.
White & Company are also proud winners of the British Association of Removers ‘Overseas Mover of the Year’ Competition 2016 and finalists for 2017
Founded in 1871, they are one of the UK’s largest international moving companies:
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A Place in the Sun Rome – About Rome
Moving to Rome is a thrilling opportunity, but also one that requires dedication, plenty of organisation and time to research what is available. Thinking life will be one long holiday is a usual mistake. You’ll need to prepare yourself for the physical, psychological and financial factors of moving.
Italy’s capital city is modern and old, past and present; everything jostles side by side in this sprawling, cosmopolitan city. Few places can rival Rome’s astonishing heritage. The city is awash with priceless treasures, ancient statues, Byzantine mosaics, Renaissance frescoes and world-class museums. Eating out is one of the city’s high points; there is a great choice of street side cafes, restaurants, trattorias, cocktail bars and late-night clubs. Rome is one of world’s most photogenic cities and has something for everyone.
A Place in the Sun Rome – Buying a Property in Rome
There are no restrictions on foreign ownership in Italy. The first step to purchasing property in Rome is to hire a real estate attorney, to protect your interests. Although the real estate transfer process is regulated, it is potentially biased against the buyer. Once you have chosen a property and made an offer, you must pay 1% of the purchase price as a gesture of good will. Unfortunately, an offer of purchase is only binding on the buyer’s side; the seller may still consider other offers. It is best to specify a time limit in the offer document, so as not to be left hanging by the seller. If the seller accepts, the deal becomes binding for both parties.
The seller, his solicitor, or estate agent then draws up a preliminary contract or a ‘compromesso’. This will show the sale price, the amount to be paid as a deposit, the completion date, land boundaries and other details of the property. Upon signing of the ‘compromesso’, the deposit is usually raised to between 10% to 20% of the sale price.
At the present time the housing market in Rome is buoyant. You can expect to pay 8,466 € per square metre in the centre of the city and 3,996 € towards the outskirts of the city.
Estate Agents Rome
Here is a list of real estate agents, which may prove helpful in your search for a property:
- World Real Estate- www.wre.it/
- Bdb Real Estate – www.bdbrealestate.it/
- Angel’s House SRL – www.immobiliare.it/
A Place in the Sun Rome – Education and Schools in Rome
Most parents choose to send their children to one of the many private or international schools in Rome. Most international schools will follow major European curricula such as the International Baccalaureate (IB). Private schools are often run by religious organisations and may be considered less suitable.
There is a good choice of schools in Rome:
- St. Stephen’s School Rome – sssrome.it/
- The New School Rome –www.newschoolrome.com/
- St George’s British International School – stgeorge.school.it
- Marymount International School Rome – marymountrome.org
- Britannia International School Of Rome Srl – britanniainternationalschool.it
- Kendale Primary International School – kendale.it
A Place in the Sun Rome – Travel in Rome
The city has two airports – Fiumicino (Leonardo da Vinci) and Ciampino. Fiumicino is Rome’s main airport and is well connected with the city centre during the day by an express train. Ciampino is Rome’s smaller airport and is mostly used by charter flights and budget airlines.
Rome’s bus network is extensive and functions quite well, but the metro is much simpler to master. Trains run approximately every 7-10 minutes, from 5:30am until 11.30pm every day. There are plenty of buses and trams running across the city and these run from 5:30 am until midnight. The historic centre is not particularly large and is easy to travel on foot.
If you are moving away from the UK and looking at moving overseas.
Foreign Currency Exchange
When moving overseas, making sure you get the best exchange rate possible is essential to starting your new life on a sound footing. White & Company has an exclusive arrangement with an FX Firm (foreign exchange company). Simply follow the link below to see what additional monies you will receive compared to using your high street bank and to set up a free no obligation account. White and Company/foreign-exchange
Whether you need to arrange monthly payments to service an overseas mortgage, or wish to protect yourself against exchange rate fluctuations and fix the rate for up to a year, we will be able to suggest the most suitable way to do so. Open your free, no obligation account in as long as it takes to stop for a coffee.
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