C & A K - Yorkshire, UK (2012)
We contacted Villatua in early summer 2012 to organise viewings of property in Italy and only five months later we were at the Final Contract collecting the keys for our house in Tuscany! They worked hard to ensure the whole process ran as smoothly as possible, offering sound advice and communicating with us and for us. They helped in every part of the purchase from viewings, negotiating the offer, organising a Geometra and the Notary to transferring the utilities to our name. Three months after completion, we are still in contact and able to ask for support and advice from Villatua. We can't recommend Villatua highly enough to anyone looking to buy in Italy.
BS & EB – Sydney, Australia (2012) "We have just completed the purchase of our dream home in Lucca, Italy and we can unreservedly recommend Jenny and her company Villatua for the outstanding and comprehensive personal service that she provides. For anyone thinking of buying a home or property there we can only say ‘Go to Jenny’, You will not get better or more thorough service. Jenny helped with the selection of properties to choose from, negotiation with the vendors, arranging geometra, lawyer and translator to take us with our rudimentary Italian through the whole process of completing the sale. Her knowledge of this area of business is encyclopaedic , her attention to detail impeccable and whatever she promises she delivers. Her advice and personal assistance in setting up the appropriate banking facilities was vital and invaluable in the whole process. Her local knowledge eased the stress of moving in and sourcing heavy household items and transport. We have bought property in UK and Australia and have never received the scope and quality of help and service Jenny provides. We had been looking for a suitable place for years – Jenny not only found the place for us but made the process of buying. We could not have done better."
PT – London (2008) Top qualities: Personable, Expert, High Integrity “Jenny first assisted myself and my wife when we became interested in purchasing a property in Italy. Being fully bilingual, and resident in Italy she was well able to give us excellent practical advice, and help navigate the byzantine bureaucracy that is property law over there. Not only that, but many times during and after the purchase Jenny selflessly threw herself into sticky situations to advocate on our behalf. The outcome was our little bit of paradise. Jenny really got a grasp of what we were looking for, and delivered above an beyond expectations. Quite apart from her professional attributes, we quickly became firm friends of the family von Roretz, and via her famous dinner parties quickly put down roots with the "community" in the Lucca and Bagni area. I could not recommend Jenny highly enough ..... simply the best in the business...”
FN – Philadelphia, USA (2011) Top qualities: Great Results, Expert, High Integrity “Jenny is a tremendous asset to those who are interested in purchasing real estate in the Italian market. She not only has superior knowledge of the marketplace itself, she maintains high quality contacts in the peripheral, but necessary service industries (notaries, bankers, architects and currency exchangers). For someone purchasing in a foreign market, having a trusted point of contact is extremely important, and Jenny certainly fills that bill. She is also organized and thorough, leaving no stone unturned. Jenny is insightful and once she gets to know you, her skills are a huge asset to you as a buyer. My experience with Jenny over the last two years has been top notch. She has been patient throughout a long search. She is resourceful and kind providing me many helpful services from property location to translation assistance when needed.”
LT – Shropshire UK (2009) Top qualities: Personable, Expert, High Integrity “Jenny is both a consumate professional and a throroughly pleasant and friendly person, a pleasure to work with. She has every detail nailed and can tell you all you need to know. Buying property, especially abroad, can be stressful but it doesn't need to be, I highly reccommend her and Villatua.”
LT – Dublin (2007) Top qualities: Great Results, Personable, Expert “Jenny is a very knowlegeable billingual agent which is invaluable in understanding and simplifying the Italian purchasing / conveyancing process. She has many good contacts in the local area which can also help any prospective purchaser find their ideal home at the right price. She can also assist in finding a reputable architect, geometra and other professional areas to transform your purchase into your dream home.”
RT - London (2008) Top qualities: Personable, Expert, High Intergrity “Always keeps you informed of progress when something is happening”
GP – Dublin (2010) Top qualities: Personable, Expert, High Integrity “Last year I was looking for an real estate agent in Italy and than choose the best from the internet and is called Villatua. After having a long conversation with Jenny my first impression was excellent, and she had great knowledge of the marketplace. She was able to make changes to website almost as we spoke about it. I would recommend her to everybody in need of her services.”
PG – UK (2009) Top qualities: Great Results, Expert, High Integrity “Jenny is a pleasure to work with as her frank and direct approach are a refreshing change in the industry. The service given by VillaTua is second to none with full and open communications at all times. Whether buying or selling property I would have no hesitation in using Jenny time and again.”
AB – Florence, Italy (2009) “I worked with Jenny on several occasions. she has been always very reliable, very precise, kind and competent. for sure we will work again together in order to give our best service to our clients.”
Villatua Estate Agency has a wide range of property for sale in and around Lucca, ranging from high-class apartments in town, classic Italian villas, or even rustic barns in the hills ripe for sympathetic renovation.
Whilst a lot of our properties are near the beautiful city of Lucca, we also have many varied and interesting properties all over Tuscany and also in other regions of Italy. We are here to give advice and information on all aspects of buying a property in Italy.
We also have a good selection of rental properties in the Lucca area, click on this link for the VILLATUA RENTAL SITE.
So whether you are looking to stay in a Tuscan farmhouse or stroll around the historic walls of Lucca or enjoy a glass of chilled wine by the swimming pool of a luxury villa, we at Villatua can find just the property for you!
Our object is to provide a property service second to none in the Lucca area, ensuring that the purchase of your dream property proceeds as smoothly as possible. We guide you every step of the way, from helping to get your codice fiscale (Italian tax code), opening a bank account, explaining the contracts and keeping you informed of what is happening throughout the purchase process.
Perhaps you are interested in restoring an old Tuscan farmhouse, a rustic barn, modernising one of the many characteristic village houses we have on offer, or restoring a magnificent Lucca villa? Whatever you are looking for, we at Villatua are on hand to help with your purchase and for this reason we are one of the leading estate agent in Tuscany.