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Buying in Sicily
Buying in Sicily
The comune of Calatafimi Segesta has just put 48 new houses up for auction. You will need to get your application in by 30 November. You can navigate the paperwork on the comune site: www.comune.calatafimisegesta.tp.it.
These are properties that have been acquired by the comune having been abandoned after the 1968 earthquake and the building of the new town.
Buying in Sicily
Buying in Sicily
For those who pay electricity bills by direct debit, your bills are to rise by about 60% from October - so make sure there is enough money in your accounts!
Buying in Sicily
Buying in Sicily
Somebody has come up with a cunning plan. To save energy your smart meter will be reprogrammed to reduce the amount of electricity available to you during peak hours. At the moment they're talking about 3Kw, which if you have a hose with 6Kw means checking which appliances are using current and turning them off. The rumour is that a 3Kw house might have a maximum potenza of 2.5 Kw, but its all to be defined. (The average pro capita usage in Italy is half of that in Belgium and a third less than that of Germany.)
Buying in Sicily
Buying in Sicily
The CIR (regional identification code) is arriving in Sicily, and will be applied to all touristic structures, from hotels to casa vacanze and holiday lets (for periods up to 30 days). It will be given by the “Turist@t”, and must be asked for via the platform. For those applying for the first time, you will have to send in the copy of the Scia from the comune (if applicable) and ask to be inserted in the list and get your code.
Once you have the code, you will have the obligation to communicate daily, (within 24 hours of arrival) arrivals and presence.
The decree also is relevant for publicity. Any advertising of the property must include the CIR code, as well as on the booking. This is for any advertising portal, even outside the EU.
Owners must sort this out within 30 days of the CIR code being released by the Regione. Who ignores all this will get a fine ranging from 500 to 5000 euros
Its designed to stop the under the radar holiday homes. Its already up and running in other regions. By next season you need to get this sorted, or you will find you cannot publicise your casa vacanza/agriturismo/hotel/B&B as portals will be required to also insist on the code, otherwise they will also be fined.
Buying in Sicily
Buying in Sicily
As was entirely forseeable the superbonus is coming to an ignominious end. The money has run out. All of it. There are those half way through work who may never get their money back, and there are builders who have cottoned on that they won't get paid. What won't happen, according to builders I know, is that the price of materials, (artifically inflated because 'the state is paying') won't come down.
Buying in Sicily
Buying in Sicily
The first tranche of IMU is payable on 16 June. The only new item this year is that a married couple with 2 homes in separate comunes, that has one in the husbands name and the other in the wifes name, can no longer claim prima casa on both, and pay no IMU. The prima casa - and hence no IMU is only on the one which is their habitual dimora - so the 'second home' is liable for IMU at standard rates.