My client (domiciled and resident in England) died in 2017 and his estate included a house in Italy.
He left a will made according to English law which included an election for English law to apply to his estate wherever situated.His widow is the sole beneficiary. Early indications are that the English will is accepted in Italy as determining the succession to the property there
She has been told by the notary that as well as proof of the will death and probate she must provide a declaration of succession.
Can any member with experience of Italy tell me what is required and by whom this declaration should be made?
She has also been told that the papers have to be files within one year of the death- which is fast approaching. Is this a requirement to be taken seriously and what are the consequences of failure?