Selling a Property in Portugal

As an estate agent, I often get asked which information and documents are required to sell a property in Portugal, i.e. are required by an estate agency to be able to advertise it. Continue reading

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Alojamento Local (AL) – Local Lodging

The new law for local lodging (Alojamento Local – AL) – Decree Law 128/2014, published on 29th of August 2014 – makes it mandatory for income received from short term property lettings to be declared to the tax department as business activity. This law will come into force next November 27th, adding substantial changes to the existing law from 2008.

If you let out your furnished property (Alojamento Mobilado para Turistas) on a short term basis (less than 30 days) or if it is advertised in any form as tourist accommodation, you will have to: Continue reading