SERVICES AND RATES
Le Case di Dorrie is an Italian company (Ch. Commerce Perugia 238481, VAT number 02749990541) and was created by C.D. Seijffert, conference interpreter for over 20 years, and also qualified real estate agent by the Italian law, registration number 11057, member of FIAIP, the Italian Association of Professional Real Estate Agents. Its objective is to provide services and intermediation in real estate purchases and rentals in Central Italy, mainly in Umbria. Le Case di Dorrie provides intermediation directly between parties in selling or purchasing properties and businesses. Bear in mind that in Italy agents are mediators and are paid by both parties
. Le Case di Dorrie can also act as an agent for one party, in case another agent represents the other party.
The website of Le Case di Dorrie can be found at http://www.lecasedidorrie.com. You will find only a part of the total, constantly changing selection of properties for sale. We do our best to keep the list up to date, but please always enquire if a property is still available!
Le Case di Dorrie tries to be very precise in providing the correct information and documentation. However we decline any responsibility in the case of factual imprecision.
PURCHASE OF PROPERTIES
Upon request Le Case di Dorrie will send you by email information, documentation and photographs about the properties and promotions published on the website.
If you are interested in one or more specific properties we set an appointment and visit the properties with you.
After each visit we will ask you to fill in and sign a short evaluation form. This is used as information to the owner and will not oblige you to buy the property.
In the case of a purchase through Le Case di Dorrie we charge a fee of 3 % (+VAT) on the price of sale, with a minimum of 4000 Euros (+VAT), which is due at the signing of the preliminary contract, for the following services:
Advise and tips on the buying procedure, laws and life in Umbria;
-The first day of visiting is free; for visits lasting more than 1 day we will charge an hourly fee plus a fuel fee of 0.25 Euros per km(+VAT), to be paid directly. this will be deducted from the final fee if you purchase the property through us.
-Communication with the owner/ local agent;
-Negotiation (in both languages) about the price and conditions;
-Gathering the necessary property documents (Cadastral certificates, old deeds, building permits, etc);
-Applying for a "codice fiscale" at the Tax Authorities;
-Assistance for drafting and signing the proposal to purchase (proposta d’acquisto) in 2 languages, registration of the contract at the local Tax Office;
-Assistance for drafting and signing the preliminary purchase contract (compromesso) in 2 languages, registration of the contract at the local Tax Office;
-Assistance during final completion with an English speaking public notary;
For things to be done after the sale, like putting the utilities (mains water, electricity, internet.) in your name or opening a bank account please refer to our After Sales Service.
SELLING YOUR PROPERTY IN ITALY
You can also use the services of Le Case di Dorrie in case you want to sell your property in Italy. We will send you the list of documents required for this. We will visit your property, take many pictures, write a detailed description which will be translated into several languages after your approval of the draft. As soon as we have received all the necessary documents and the intermediation contract we will publish your property on the website and in magazines or newspapers. We can send you a contract upon request.
COMPANY TAKEOVERS Some of our clients want to buy (or sell) a company, mostly an existing agriturismo or farm.
For such takeovers the company needs to be checked for debts and liabilities. Le Case di Dorrie can assist you in this process. We strongly recommend to hire an accountant or a lawyer who will work in close association with the notary. We can advise you in finding the right professionals.
In the case of company takeovers we charge the statutory fee of 5% with a minimum of 5000 Euro (+VAT), to be paid upon signing of the preliminary contract, for the standard services (see purchase of properties) plus the following additional services:
-Checking the company (at Chamber of Commerce, Mortgage Registry, Farmers’ association).
-Communication with the accountant, lawyer and notary.
-Providing and explaining the company’s balance and accounts, if present.
FOUND A HOUSE ON THE INTERNET? TIP TO SAVE MONEY!In Italy the realtor by law is a MEDIATOR and therefore he is paid by BOTH PARTIES, usually 3%+VAT each; some international agencies charge 4 or 5%. IMPORTANT: if you find a house on the internet, published by a local realtor, and you send him an email (filling in your name and data) to obtain information, you automatically become his direct client, even if you haven't signed anything yet. If you like the property but you want a second opinion from another agency (which speaks your language), the first agency will claim his fee (only in case you buy), and the second agency will have to be paid on top of that. So if you like to be assisted by an agency like Le Case di Dorrie without paying double the fee, DO NOT send an email/enquiry to the first agency, but send us the link and we will establish the first contact with the colleague, asking if he/she wants to work together. Often the first agency will ask the name of our clients and check if you haven't been registered in their database yet. If your name is not known, the other agency will be willing to cooperate and in case the purchase goes through he will be paid by the vendor, and Le Case di Dorrie by you as the purchaser. This can save you a lot of money!
Le Case di Dorrie also offers advice and services in a whole range of specialized areas such as finding qualified translators and interpreters, applying for a mortgage in Italy, having a technical report written by a geometra, restoration, property management and all kinds of advice and information. These services are charged separately (all amounts are exclusive of VAT):
AFTER SALES SERVICES
Le Case di Dorrie can get you in touch with our English speaking after sales team who can help you with all sorts of practical things after you have bought a property: putting the utilities in your name, buying a new kitchen, finding a gardener, plumber, painter or electrician, helping with taking up residency at the local township, getting your Residency permit, etc.
In our network we work with translators and interpreters for translating official documents (purchase or mortgage deeds), and witness during completion.
By a recognized geometra (surveyor), on the state of a building, check of the building permits, together with an estimate of maximum and minimum restoration costs.
We can put you into contact with English speaking surveyors (geometras or architects) who can start up the restoration, arrange the application of the building permits, present the specifications to different building companies, advise you on the choice of builders and supervise the building.