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PostPosted: June 4th, 2011, 9:43 am 
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Have a look at the website http://www.giambrone.co.uk ! which is strongly advertised through the Italy magazine website ( http://www.italymag.co.uk ) and through the Italy magazine weekly newsletter, sent to thousands of subscribers!

The domain Registrant is Giambrone & Law International Law Practice :shock:

This is not only against the Italian law (only registered estate agents can do property intermediation in the Italian territory and not certainly Lawyers!)

This is a very serious conflict of interest! A law firm selling properties!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :evil:


This is the WHOIS of the domain http://www.giambrone.co.uk

Domain name:
giambrone.co.uk

Registrant:
Giambrone & Law International Law Practice

Registrant type:
UK Individual

Registrant's address:
The registrant is a non-trading individual who has opted to have their
address omitted from the WHOIS service.

Registrar:
Namesco Limited t/a Namesco Ltd [Tag = NAMESCO]
URL: http://www.names.co.uk

Relevant dates:
Registered on: 30-Jul-2007
Renewal date: 30-Jul-2011
Last updated: 02-Nov-2009


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PostPosted: June 4th, 2011, 2:41 pm 
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Grown up people buy property. If the buyer uses the property sellers lawyer [ let alone the sellers agent / lawyer combined ] , then trouble they are entitled to find.
This forum has highlighted this problem for years.
You wouldn't do it in Ireland or the UK so why would someone do it when away in a country with unfamiliar laws and language.
Grumpy


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PostPosted: June 4th, 2011, 7:58 pm 
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Yes, you are correct, Grumpy, but many were taken in by the easy way to buy a piece of la dolce calabria ie everything in one package including lawyers fees. So straightforward when you don't speak the language and have the promise of a beautiful home in the sun. Being wined and dined meanwhile.
Don't knock those who have lost/ will lose a fortune.

I'm not one of them, fortunately and I gather that you aren't either.

Perhaps the Celts have more sense!! oops shouldn't have said that but I am the owner of a plot of land, 2 mins walk to the sea, detached bungalow with pool going in soon and all because I engaged my own wonderful Calabrian lawyer and geometra.
mags


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PostPosted: June 5th, 2011, 7:28 am 
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Mags!, you cannot even imagine how many foreign buyers (not only Brits) still use the builder's lawyers when buying in Calabria!
Is this 'independent legal advice'!!!??


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PostPosted: June 5th, 2011, 7:12 pm 
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No it's not but I can understand why people in the past signed with them. Time was at a premium and more often and not prospective buyers were given the impression that they had to sign there and then or else lose the property.

I would think/hope that foreign buyers who are using the builder's lawyers are not members of this forum as plenty of advice has been given over the years ie get independent legal advice.

Notice that you are new to the forum, so, welcome. A
wee notice about yourself would also be welcome. Where buying etc.

mags


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PostPosted: June 6th, 2011, 10:31 am 
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Hi Mags!
I bought a nice little house in the historic centre of Pizzo with an agent based in Pizzo.
I used an international Law Firm based in Italy and found them very professional and reliable. They were of great help in solving all the issues related to the Land registry (the floor plan was not prefectly consistent with the one deposited at the Italian Land registry, so they help the vendor to regularize it by getting him in touch with an experienced local 'geometra') otherwise the title of the property could not not been transferred by the notary.
The Law Firm I used is not mentioned in this forum but I would be happy to recommend it to anyone who may wish their contact details!


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PostPosted: June 6th, 2011, 2:20 pm 
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K4444e wrote:
The Law Firm I used is not mentioned in this forum but I would be happy to recommend it to anyone who may wish their contact details!


Hi K,
feel free to mention the lawyer you are using - that is useful information for all of us.

Dennis.


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PostPosted: June 6th, 2011, 2:29 pm 
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The g & l site is old? The posting gives dates last updated? We have seen the site before?
If the statements about the site are true have the relevant authorities been informed?
I had no problem with them.


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PostPosted: June 6th, 2011, 4:29 pm 
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Hello Dennis,

I used Avvocato Massimiliano De Benetti, De Benetti & Co. Law Firm. They are based in Northern Italy but have offices in Pizzo as well, so they could assist me in Calabria. They were great in dealing with the vendor and my estate agent. They contacted a local notary on my behalf and dealt with all necessary formalities. I flew over only to sign the preliminary contract and then again for the purchase deed. Everything went very smooth. To my great surprize, being assisted and represented by a lawyer helped to negotiate the asking price. The final selling price fell by 25%!
I am very happy to recommend this Law Firm to anyone who considers buying property in Calabria.
Their website is www.debenettilaw.com
email: calabria@debenettilaw.com


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PostPosted: June 6th, 2011, 5:57 pm 
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Thanks,k for giving us an insight into where you have bought and for sharing details of your lawyer.
That information could be very useful for forum members.
mags


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PostPosted: June 8th, 2011, 7:30 am 
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you are welcome!
I read so many dreadful stories of people who bought in Calabria and had terrible experiences with both builders and lawyers. This forum is of great help to all potential buyers of properties in Calabria, a pity that many do not read it before paying huge deposits or signing binding documents on the advice of some so-called 'independent international lawyers'!


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PostPosted: September 27th, 2011, 11:43 am 
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Hello everybody

look at the WHOIS of www.giambrone.co.uk now? :shock: and the website does not work any longer!
Who knows why? :?: :twisted:

Domain name:
giambrone.co.uk

Registrant:
Giambrone & Law International Law Practice

Registrant type:
UK Individual

Registrant's address:
The registrant is a non-trading individual who has opted to have their
address omitted from the WHOIS service.

Registrar:
Namesco Limited t/a Namesco Ltd [Tag = NAMESCO]
URL: http://www.names.co.uk

Relevant dates:
Registered on: 30-Jul-2007
Renewal date: 30-Jul-2011
Last updated: 02-Nov-2009

Registration status:
Renewal required.
*** This registration has been SUSPENDED. ***


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PostPosted: August 16th, 2016, 9:58 am 
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Have you simply transferred the English Judgement to a French Court or have you used a European Enforcement Order?


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