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RE: Buying a house without planning permission

@kfern1 Firstly, please use a lawyer for your purchase. You mention advice from the seller and agent (whose interest is to get the place sold), but not from anyone independent or working for you. Seco...

In forum New Members - Start Here

5 days ago
RE: Flying to UK from Porto — Covid testing

@seanrichardsonza I understand this to be the most up-to-date official information in English

In forum New Members - Start Here

1 week ago
RE: What are some preferred places to live south of Lisbon over the bridge(s)

@ianmcshane there are certainly a good number of estate agents in Barreiro, and a rental market - I have no particular insight into which may be best for rentals, sorry. There are a couple of beaches,...

In forum Where to Live in Portugal

2 weeks ago
RE: What are some preferred places to live south of Lisbon over the bridge(s)

Take a look at Barreiro. It's not on most people's routes, but has good connections, and is a more characterful town than some of the wider area. It has its own life and personality, as well as being ...

In forum Where to Live in Portugal

2 weeks ago
RE: Current Covid-19 requirements for US passport holders entering Portugal by plane at Lisbon airport

I have used the e-gates as a non-EU passport holder, in the last couple of weeks, since this option became available. They work, as they do in most places, more or less fine to read your passport, spe...

In forum Non EU Folk

2 weeks ago
RE: Property purchased….but…..?

OK, so a notary works neither for you nor for the sellers, but for the State, effectively. Their role is to formalise/validate/process the contract of sale. They are a different thing entirely to a la...

In forum Property & Real Estate

2 weeks ago
RE: Property Purchase Solicitor

@markinmalta we've used Luís Correia Dias of ADA Legal for all our property transactions over 5+ years, and have referred him a few times (with the feedback having been positive). dias@ada-legal.com H...

In forum Miscellaneous

2 weeks ago
RE: Property Purchase Solicitor

I have no experience of the people/companies here, and nothing I say is intended to cast aspersions on anyone's professionalism or intentions. A lawyer you neither instruct nor pay doesn't sound like ...

In forum Miscellaneous

2 weeks ago
RE: Property purchased….but…..?

There is a law of precedence which applies to most rustic land, where neighbours have a right of first refusal, effectively. If you had a lawyer working for you in the purchase, they should have advis...

In forum Property & Real Estate

2 weeks ago
RE: Tap water in Portugal

A few things which might help when considering water in Portugal. Municipal (mains) water Responsibility for this sits with the municipal council - sometimes it's in-house/a municipally-owned company,...

In forum Miscellaneous

3 weeks ago
RE: Static caravan in algarve

To add to the valid comments @old-bloke has already made, you need think through what your wider plan is. If you wish to be legally resident in Portugal, then you need a legal residence - this means ...

In forum New Members - Start Here

3 weeks ago
RE: buying a 2nd hand car

Standvirtual is probably the main app/site here for that kind of thing - direct sales also crop up on OLX, too. Notably if it's your first second-hand purchase here, you may find it safer to work with...

In forum Cars, Transport & Getting Around

3 weeks ago
RE: Recommended builders - Ferreira do Zezere area

We have positive experience of West Coast Interiores (sic) They are proactively communicative (including in English), take pride in their work, and are clear about what they can and can't do. Kitche...

In forum Building & Renovating

3 weeks ago
RE: Fruit trees and grape vines

@elliemay no worries, I'm no expert gardener, but I have learned much through trial and error (and more recently, talking to locals). As Louise has added, as part of your thinking, bear in mind water...

In forum Gardening & Smallholding

3 weeks ago
RE: Fruit trees and grape vines

A good place to start is probably your local Agriloja (that's a chain, and also often used as the generic name for that kind of shop), or a nearby weekly market. You could also try speaking to neighbo...

In forum Gardening & Smallholding

4 weeks ago
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