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Stricter laws on local rentals

New laws passed this week by the leftist parties in Parliament has seen local councils and home owners’ associations or condominiums handed extensive powers in regulating and restricting the number apartments that can qualify for local lodging licences (Alojamento Local - AL). The decision has already been criticised by associations representing landlords, saying the move is a step in the wrong direction and will have a negative impact on tourism. Read more →