-- the question at hand
I am trying to get an idea on if I can use a Spot A Home short term rental agreement for 6 a month period to convert a non-resident NIF to a resident NIF when I arrive in Portugal? Any advice appreciated!
I have also read that there was a law change in Portugal regarding short term rentals and foreigners. Basically, we can't use short term rentals only locals can. Not sure if that plays a role in my above plan?
-- less useful backstory 🙂
I am in the process currently of getting my non-resident NIF while in the UK. I plan to move over to Portugal (Lisbon/Cascais) in July. I am nervous of renting a home for a full year without spending some time living in Cascais and/or Lisbon to figure out exactly where I want to stay. I also don't want to rush into a 12 month lease.
So my plan is to use Spot A Home or similar to get a 6 month contract which I can use for NIF change over and also take my time to find a home to rent. If I find something in the first 2 months, give a months notice to the Spot A Home place and move out. Rather than stuck for a year.