Habitation License – Property & Real Estate – Expats Portugal Community Forum
Share:
Notifications
Clear all

Please feel free to view our Forum, but you must either LOGIN or REGISTER to join in the conversation.

Habitation License

6 Posts
4 Users
10 Likes
241 Views
Posts: 2
Community Member
Topic starter
(@pm124)
Member
Joined: 6 months ago

I thought I would start a new thread here because the old ones are over a decade old. Does anyone know how long it is taking to obtain a habitation license these days? Is there any way of expediting the process?

Topic Tags
5 Replies
Posts: 274
Ask our Expat Consultant
(@thomasribatejo)
Member
Joined: 5 years ago

This will vary by local council; and then, if relevant, by the land type and the existing licensing situation.

If everything is in order, and it's just a case of them granting it, then a couple of months should suffice... If it needs inspection, a report, any works or changes, etc then you can begin to multiply that, potentially.

Expediting per se is unlikely, but getting advice from someone with relevant and local knowledge may help avoid delays from mistakes or omissions.

Reply
Posts: 2
Community Member
Topic starter
(@pm124)
Member
Joined: 6 months ago

Thank you so much Thomas! This is in Lisbon. In the US it is possible to hire someone to walk it through the bureaucracy. The habitation license has been pending for over a year now.

Reply
Posts: 9
Premium Member
(@jenson)
Member
Joined: 1 year ago

Hi all, much question concerns a property I am looking at that has a warehouse that had been converted to a residence. It does not have a habitation license or an urban classification. Is it possible to get one?  Thanks in advance. I’m really interested In this property, but don’t want to buy it and have issues from it.

Reply
1 Reply
Ask our Expat Consultant
(@thomasribatejo)
Joined: 5 years ago

Member
Posts: 274

@jenson It may be possible to get one, but if you are seriously interested, you should have your lawyer insist on this being sorted as a condition of sale. It may turn out not to be possible, and if so, you might struggle to sell it in future (or use it as a legal address, license it for rental, etc). Do not be reassured by anyone other than your lawyer, and by written evidence from the câmara municipal, regarding its legalisation.

Reply
Posts: 2616
Community Member
(@martin)
Member
Joined: 17 years ago

yes indeed wise words from thomas

i knew a couple who had a house built, they waited 5 years for the habitation licence and of course could not sell while they waited

Reply

To post a reply, sign up and become a member!

Premium

By becoming a valued Premium Member today, your support will help the team continue to bring you useful content about life in Portugal. You can also:

JOIN TODAYOnly €25 per year
Share:

Join our community for Free, or subscribe for exclusive member-only content, support and hundreds of €’s in savings

Your membership comes with a 14-day, no-risk, money back guarantee. Love it or we’ll refund your money.

Community Member

Full access to our community Forum
FREE
  • Full access to community Forum

Premium Member

Exclusive member-only content
€97 Year
  • Full access to community Forum
  • Browse the forum advertising-free (only see our partners)
  • Unlock your ‘12 part Moving to Portugal" guide
  • Guaranteed entry to our webinars
  • Savings & freebies from our partners
  • Receive community support
  • Personal email support
  • Receive exclusive video content
  • And help us grow this website and community
Popular

Premium Plus

  • We are no longer taking applicants for this program
  • Look out for new features on our new site coming soon

Copyright © 2022 Expats Portugal

Marketing by Unity Online