Insights into what is involved in buying, selling & living in Portugal

Development control

Development control in Portugal and how it works. It must be the ambition of every country to manage their territory so as to guarantee to future generations that land and buildings will be properly laid out; that everything will be planned to take into account factors such as national and cultural resources, environmental issues and the division of land on a fair basis between public and private interests. Read more →

Buying or Building

Buying versus Building or Converting a Property Many people have the dream to convert their own cottage in Portugal. In the description these types of properties are often advertised as “Cottage for conversion”. However most of the time a better description would be “ruin given the possibility to reconstruct”. Methods of construction, building materials and work practise are very different from UK and other countries. Read more →