Welcome to PugliaPrime


No matter how much time you have spent online finding the perfect property in Puglia, the chances are that if and when you are able to travel to our region to view your shortlisted properties, your viewing time will be limited.


To optimise that time you will want to ensure that any defects or inadequacies with any given property come to light before you view it. Nothing is more frustrating than viewing a property you know is not for you as soon as you see it.


That is where we make a difference with our bespoke View | Review | Report service.


For an agreed fixed fee we will act as your eyes and ears on the ground here in Puglia. We will visit the property on your behalf. We will walk through it, walk around it, and provide a written report with clear and detailed photographs and videos.*


We can also send a drone over the property and neighbouring premises to give you 360° panoramic images and video footage.




Our enhanced PugliaPrime+ service includes a non-legal due diligence based on our viewing and the title and other information provided by the estate agent. We will inspect the property, consider the boundaries, access, services, consents and other relevant factors and make recommendations. We will give a view on the asking price versus value.


Our PugliaPrime+ service will include due diligence on the estate agent.


The role of the estate agent in Italy is an important one. They act for both the buyer and the seller. They will undertake legal and technical due diligence on your behalf as part of the conveyancing process. They should be named in the final act of sale contract. Typically lawyers are not used in the house buying process in Italy.**


There are 3 sorts of estate agent in Italy. Legal and good. Legal and bad. Illegal.

— Buying in Italy 2020: The complete guide to buying a property in Italy by Ramsay Gilderdale


Being local with an Italian director means that we can de-risk the “one price for Italians, another for foreigners” concern.

English sites that cater for an exclusive English speaking market will almost undoubtedly be more expensive than bilingual or Italian sites.

— Buying in Italy 2020: The complete guide to buying a property in Italy by Ramsay Gilderdale

Our due diligence will address any concerns in this respect.


Who we are

We are not an estate agency. We are not a property portal. We do not take a commission from the estate agent for the sale. You, and only you, are our client.


Scott is originally from the UK but has lived in Puglia for 4 years. He is a qualified solicitor with over 20 years’ experience at a leading international law firm, based in their London office, specialising in real estate investment. He is a successful property investor.


Davide has lived in Puglia for most of his life. With a background in the travel and leisure industry, he is a Puglia destination expert and has been providing bespoke concierge solutions for national and international visitors to Puglia during the summer season and beyond.

How can we help?


We live in Puglia 365 days a year. It’s our region. Our home. How can we help?

Background Notes


*  It is not unknown for estate agents to recycle photographs, warns Ramsay Gilderdale, the only qualified English Estate Agent in Sicily, in his guide to Buying in Italy 2020 (now in its 10th edition):

With the demise of the sole agency contract a lot of agents have decided not to put accurate photos on the website, convinced that the competition will either steal them or go and find the house and persuade the owner to let them sell it instead. It is possible that the house you fall in love with on the net was in fact sold some years ago or is in a different town. Ask the agent if the photos on the website are of the property you are planning to visit. You won’t always find internal photos on the web either–probably the owners don’t want all and sundry looking at their ornaments, but if you ask the agent should send you them.

— Buying in Italy 2020: The complete guide to buying a property in Italy by Ramsay Gilderdale

** It is the job of the Notary (the notaio) to ensure that the conveyance of the property complies with all legal requirements. They act as a third party - like a judge - independent of both seller and buyer. They are legally required to undertake various checks to ensure the legality and validity of the conveyance.


Unless you are purchasing a property with mortgage or other debt finance it is unlikely that you will need a solicitor’s services. It is a question of value. If you have a good estate agent and a good notaio a solicitor is unlikely to add any value to the transaction other than to give a level of comfort, which may be important to you.