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Hi there,

I'm Belgian Jules and will be moving to Portugal in December with hubby and 4 dogs who have turned into globe trotters. After 11 years in South Africa, we moved to Chile. Then Corona happened and we had to return to Belgium. Way too cold and wet so as soon as restrictions were lifted, we hopped on a plane a month ago to start our search. And fell in love with a property in Avo. The engineer did the inspection & gave the all clear. We got a advocacia geral and signed the promessa. The lawyer said we had to pay the deposit directly to the seller. In Belgium and South Africa this is not the case so it feels weird to me. Can anyone confirm this?

Thanks for the info!

Jules

 

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yes in Portugal the payments are done between the parties not to a lawyers or any kind of intermediary, however sometimes foreign people make different arrangements between their lawyers because that’s what there are used to in their home country.

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Hi Jules, my payments went to my solicitor and went into their client account and then on to the other side. This was because it was easier to do it this way from abroad for me.

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@aspidistra Thanks! We ended up paying the deposit directly to the seller, and got proof of the transaction into his bank account. 

 

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