are some extracts from past Property Surveys we have carried out, to show the various
problems we commonly come across, and the outcome...
EXAMPLE ONE- TUSCANY
This survey extract is a
classic example of a couple who wished to purchase a property and who found out,
subsequent to our investigations, that the property was not legally saleble as
it presented many examples of illegal building work, discovered once we carried
out an examination of the relevant planning permits and compared them with the
actual state of the property...…
Following completion of the survey, we
were appointed by the clients to present the request for Retrospective Planning
Permission and to resolve the various building irregularities. Our clients were
then able to proceed with the successful purchase of the property.
EXAMPLE TWO - CALABRIA
Our client wanted to
purchase a seafront plot of land in Calabria, one of nine plots
resulting from the subdivision of a larger section, on which to then construct her
As a result of our searches, and thorough
investigation of local town planning regulations, it emerged that the client’'s
intention to build on the plot was not feasible and subsequent to our findings,
she decided not to proceed with the purchase of the land.
EXAMPLE THREE - TUSCANY
This English client wanted
to sell the Italian property she had purchased five years prior but, like many
owners, was unaware that the property she purchased contained already existing
problems and was not therefore legally saleable. We carried out due-diligence
investigations and the following problems came to light…...
Our client was lucky as
the various irregularities found were mostly minor and we were able to obtain
Retrospective Planning Permission. Our client was then able to finally proceed
with the sale of her property, but only once these issues had been resolved,
several months later.
EXAMPLE FOUR – LIGURIA
This report extract again
shows examples of extensive unauthorised building works that emerged when we
carried out due-diligence investigations for the prospective buyers of this luxury seaside estate...…
The sellers had to
resolve all the building irregularities found by presenting a series of
requests for Retrospective Planning Permission. Our clients were then able to finally
proceed with the purchase of the property, but only after this permission was
granted, nearly one year following completion of our due diligence-investigations.
EXAMPLE FIVE – TUSCANY
Here is an example of the
structural information we provided as part of the due-diligence investigations
we carried out on a 926-hectare vineyard with buildings measuring a total of 20,000