Rental contracts Italy: idealista's new service for creating and signing contracts 100% online

idealista rental contracts
21 July 2021, Redaction

idealista, Italy's number 1 real estate marketplace in terms of technological development, has launched a new service that allows you to create and sign a lease agreement or rental contract online in Italy. This tool is for real estate agencies, landlords and tenants, is simple to use and free of charge. We have all the details.

idealista rental contracts in Italy

The contract in question is a residential tenancy agreement drawn up in accordance with current legislation, which includes the necessary clauses to protect against rental arrears and defaulting tenants in Italy. The main advantages of creating a rental contract in Italy with idealista are:

  • The property owner and the tenant can sign the contract without the need to leave home;
  • There is no need for an electronic identity card or SPID, as signing online is sufficient;
  • You don't need to have an account on idealista;
  • The contract includes protection against recurrent arrears and defaulting tenants;
  • You will also have the possibility to download and share a draft and final PDF of the contract with tenants and sign it in the way you wish: online signature, paper signature or both.

What are the main features of idealista's new rental contract service?

With the new rental contract service provided by idealista, you can sign a contract online (without needing an electronic ID card or SPID) so that you don't even have to leave your home to sign the contract.

The signing of the online contract is done securely by a trusted third-party provider specialising in advanced electronic signatures. The contract will be signed by means of a secure and legally binding electronic signature, which allows the identification of the signatories and the date of signature of each one. Without the need to install any applications, it allows the lease to be signed from a computer, tablet or smartphone.

In less than 3 minutes, a landlord can create his or her own lease, with concepts that are simple to understand and a process that is very easy to complete online. The contract includes a clause against defaulting tenants, so that in case of non-payment and in case of no agreement, the tenant can be put on the list of arrears. In addition, all documents will be stored in one place, everything is online, free of charge, completely legal and quick and easy to use. 

idealista's advice is to sign the rental agreement online to speed up the process, as well as guarantee the closing of the contract, as this signature has the same legal validity as a paper signature. At a later date, if you feel it is necessary, when the keys to the house are handed over, you can always sign it physically as well if you wish.

On top of all of this, if you don't want to print out the entire contract, we recommend meeting with the tenant in order to review the contract from your mobile phone or computer in PDF format. If everything is in order, you can sign it directly online, without having to print it out.

The best way to always have your rental contract at hand is online, and with idealista's new service, you can have your digitally signed contract always associated with your account. If you need to see your rental contract, all you have to do is log into your idealista account and go to the "Your contracts" section and you will have it available to view or download. 

In addition, we have increased the limit on the number of co-owners for the same house to 5. Therefore, if you live abroad and want to rent out your home, you can now do so without any issues, even if the owner of the property does not reside in Italy.

Who is the service aimed at?

The service of creating and signing rental contracts is available to both landlords and tenants, but also to estate agents interested in renting a house in Italy through idealista. There is no cost for users, tenants or landlords.

idealista's advice

The new feature does not imply advice ad idealista does not intermediate in the rental process, nor provide legal advice to either party. idealista will remain outside the contractual relationship between owners and tenants. Therefore, we always advise you to check all information, both from potential tenants and landlords, before signing the contract.

We provide clauses drafted according to current legislation with simple vocabulary that will be determined by the parties according to the agreement reached between them. 

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