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

Legalisation of illegal buildings

The last year(s) I am confronted, in my capacity as estate agent, more and more with properties asked to promote to sell, which after having studied the paperwork turn out not to be 100% legal or having all the necessary licenses in place. In general the amount of outbuildings on a property are not in line what the paperwork shows or after checking what has been approved by the local Town councils certain parts a license was never applied for. Read more →