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Italian Town Offers to Pay Your Rent if You Move There

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https://metro.co.uk/2020/02/19/italian-town-offers-pay-rents-people-move-12266823/

sign me up now! 😁

haven't a clue what the place is like, but I’m sure it’s scenic

hspexy
3 months ago
What do you think of this?
BonzoBanana
BonzoBanana3 months ago

You just renovate the house so its in fantastic condition and then a earthquake happens and the house collapses right on top of you. It's like buying a house in Tijuana for practically nothing and then getting machine gunned the first time you tend your garden. I'd want to move somewhere else for an easy relaxing lifestyle not a high probability of a violent death.

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hspexy
hspexy
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3 months ago

Tbh whenever any place is extending their welcome it’s most likely not a place anyone will want to live in. Perhaps a great place to experience, but 3 years commitment to one place may be too much for most

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garygemmell
garygemmell3 months ago

So you dont live in the UK then lol

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hspexy
hspexy
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3 months ago
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Faye1
Faye13 months ago

If only I could move to Italy. I think it’s quite expensive to live there though even if rent is free. But they do get a month off work In august I think that would be nice

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Getsome
Getsome3 months ago

Yeah buy the house, renovate it and then the mafia decide they want it and you spend the rest of your life in debt to the mafia and end up 6 foot under in someones garden. No thanks lol

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Johnny
Johnny3 months ago

Sadly, the reality now for British Citizens post-Brexit is that you probably couldn’t live in Italy or any other EU country for more than a few months at a time anyway. Our automatic right to live and work in the EU ceases after the Brexit transition period ends on 31 December 2020.

After the transition ends you’ll probably only be allowed to travel to the EU for up to 90 days without a visa within any 180-day period, and it’s unlikely you’ll be allowed to stay in any EU country for more than 6 months a year.

British citizens looking to move and work in an EU country will need to apply in accordance with that country’s existing immigration rules. Which may be tough, unless you have some unique skills they don’t have, or enough provable income (like a big fat pension) to show you don’t need to work.

It's a real bore if you are a Brit dreaming of living & working in, or retiring to, the Mediterranean sunshine.

The doors are closing fast (and becoming very hard to open).

Never mind, you can always buy a house 'up north' for £20k that needs a bit of work, right here in England.

www.thesun.co.uk/money/9606458/uk-cheapest-homes-selling-20000-summer/

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garygemmell
garygemmell3 months ago

I think people are confused by the difference between Emigrate vs. Immigrate.

You can retire to any country you want to , you just have to give up your passport and become a permanent resident!

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Johnny
Johnny3 months ago

garygemmell Sadly very few countries want Brits as Permanent Residents (PR), retired or otherwise. For the few that do welcome high net worth retirees like Portugal, Panama, Ecuador and Malaysia you may be able to apply for and get a Social Visit Pass (essentially a visa that allows you to come and go freely), rather than PR, if you meet all the necessary requirements. Generally these are things like:

  • Being over 50
  • A provable annual income (such as a guaranteed pension)
  • Not being allowed to work in the country
  • Putting a huge ££££ deposit under lien (i.e that you cannot access whilst you have the Social Visit Pass)
  • Purchase of a home for £500,000+
  • A valid Health Insurance policy for your new country
  • No Criminal Record

For those seriously looking to live abroad, the BritishExpats Form https://britishexpats.com/forum/ is a great resource used by thousands of people who have already done it. (Tip: Read carefully before asking questions already asked and answered numerous times, or risk having your head bitten off).

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BonzoBanana
BonzoBanana3 months ago

I'm sure there will be more paperwork and other issues but there are many people from outside the EU that move to the EU. I can't see it being anymore than an inconvenience. Lets not forget the huge level of debt the EU has bought to the UK and many other countries of the EU including Italy, Greece etc. For the UK it created a huge trade deficit and we had to pay a huge price or membership, with annual fees, diverted taxes to the EU and many other costs plus we had to pay much more for certain goods because of EU tariffs that favoured mainly factories and food produced in the EU. This has resulted in about £60,000 of debt for every income tax payer in the UK which will probably take 40-50 years to pay back. This has caused chronic under-funding of the NHS and other services and no doubt many have died because of this under-resourcing of services. There are much greater issues to worry about than moving to the EU now becoming slightly more difficult or a few people being denied the possibility because of their low income. Just seems like an utterly selfish viewpoint. I'm sure in the future many people will complain that EU goods are more expensive and see it as some terrible situation that infringes their choices or EU holidays are more expensive etc. I've seen so many people who pretty much haemorrhage all their money out of the UK with expensive unreliable premium German cars and multiple foreign holidays per year but seem to be the first to complain about the problems of the NHS and police. It's just the nature of people it seems to never question their own actions but quickly criticise anything that effects them.

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AgnesFaludi
AgnesFaludi3 months ago

The idea is brilliant to get people back to town...

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chelseaturpin
chelseaturpin3 months ago

It would be great to move to a new town in another country and get your rent paid its a shame its only in Italy though.

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CherylParry
CherylParry3 months ago

I'd love to move, but my DIY skills are hopeless 😔

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