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Trying to rent in Italy

  • 29-08-2021 4:28pm
    Registered Users Posts: 4

    I am planning a move to Italy and want to rent an apartment or house for my wife and kids but it is proving very difficult. I have found many properties on the popular websites like immobiliare and idealista, but i get no reply from anyone. Even the ones that are agency posted are giving me no replies. I have sent emails as well as private messages in both English and Italian. I am now 2 months trying to find a place and it is getting to be frustrating. And these adverts are getting edited and reposted so i know they are still available.

    Has anyone any tips or a route that is tried and tested? I know many students can get shared accommodation easy enough but a family home seems to be impossible.

    Thanks in advance


  • Registered Users Posts: 232 ✭✭Feenix

    Rent Air B n B for a month so you can view places while you're over there?

  • Registered Users Posts: 11,217 ✭✭✭✭Furze99

    Could be a general Covid hangover, reluctance to engage with people from overseas when there are local options.

  • Registered Users Posts: 4 Irishbeard40

    Will do the Air B&B. Hadn't even thought about that option. Thank you

  • Registered Users Posts: 4 Irishbeard40

    It is possible yes. I may have to include vaccine proof and negative covid tests when sending through communication. Thank you

  • Registered Users Posts: 5,166 ✭✭✭enda1

    Have you an Italian phone number? Have you an Italian employment contract/proof of income?

    I've rented 2 places in Italy but both times was on site. Places went very quickly and I can't imagine anyone being interested in replaying to someone living abroad. Try being on site in an AirBnB as recommended.

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  • Registered Users Posts: 2,307 ✭✭✭Irish Stones

    Have you called directly the agency that advertises the property you like?

    I live in Italy, and a person I know (Italian too) was looking for an apartment to rent and was able to get in touch with all the agencies. What I know was that the person would call directly the agency (or the seller) to have more info.