Buying a new home can be a daunting experience, especially in a country where you’re not familiar with either the buying process or the language. British-Owned Property Abroad is a UK-based company with predominantly British vendors, UK & Italian based legal representatives and english-speaking partner agents that specialise in assisting international buyers purchase property in Italy.  You can have a greater level of confidence throughout the buying process as English will be the primary language.

Where possible, we ask all our vendors to complete an information pack for their property, the idea being that you have a comprehensive manual, in English, that explains how the house works, recommendations for local services and suppliers and any interesting social groups in the area.  We aim to make you feel at home from the moment you collect the keys. 

Our team, and our legal partners, are here to help you every step of the way, from your very first enquiry, right up until you’re comfortably settled into your new home (and all the nitty-gritty in between). We do everything possible to ensure that the buying process is as transparent and stress-free as possible.  


You’ll notice that we’re different. We take a proactive approach to selling. Our marketing is targeted and we have a significant online presence. If you have a property in Italy you wish to sell and would like to see it actively and enthusiastically marketed, please get in touch.

By marketing your property with us, we help make sure that all the unique selling features of your property and the surrounding area are highlighted.  Our aim is for your property advert stand out from the rest in the online property marketing world.

As well as promotion of properties on our own website, our internet-based advertising is extensive and includes use of all of the most important internet property portals. We also send out weekly property updates to our database of active buyers.

We market our properties primarily towards an english-speaking audience and we work closely with UK and Italian-based international lawyers that handle all of the administration of the sale, so we use english, wherever possible, as the primary language through the transaction.  As a team, we do all we can to ensure that the sale is as transparent and stress-free as possible.

We have a property presentation guide that gives tips and ideas for getting your property ready for sale.  If you would like a copy, or you’d like to discuss the sale of your property please call us on: Tel: +44 (0) 1647 507407

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Foreign Exchange

For foreign exchange and international money transfer, British-Owned Property Abroad recommend Frontier Pay. 

If you are making international transfers through your own bank, the chances are they will not only be charging you a substantial fee for the service but will also be doing so at a poor exchange rate. Frontier Pay are specialist foreign exchange brokers. By dealing directly in the currency markets, they miss out the middlemen and get you as close to the 'interbank' rate as is possible.

Independently rated 5/5 by Trustpilot, they can typically save you 3-4% of the total transaction value by comparison with High Street banks.

Working on behalf of Italian and International clients, GS Associated Legal Offices have over thirty years’ experience in Italian and International Law.  Their services cover all aspects of real estate transactions for residential and commercial property, including obtaining an Italian tax code, opening an Italian bank account, referring clients requiring an Italian mortgage as well as all the stages between preparing the preliminary sales contract through to the final deed of sale.   

GS Associates also specialise in assisting international buyers to get settled in Italy.  They can help change over utility company details, postal service notifications, obtain residency status or permit-to-stay (if required) and can even help with the process of buying a car or starting up a business in Italy.