Useful Information

Buy in Portugal

Investing in property within Portugal comes with its own unique benefits. There are several good reasons to buy in Portugal such as the beautiful landscape and great weather, but some lesser known benefits include low cost of living and tax breaks for retirees especially with private pensions.

Portugal's Property Market

Portugal's property market has remained stable over recent years and the country's economy has recently seen a resurgence, so investing in property within the country is undoubtedly a good move financially. Whilst Portugal has long been a favourite with the British, it is now proving to be popular with many other Europeans.

Portugal's Non Habitual Tax Resident Scheme

Possibly one of the country's best kept secrets, The Non Habitual Tax Resident Scheme

(NHR for short), is a scheme devised by the country's government to attract temporary and permanent residents to the country.

The NHR regime allows for someone with a private pension to be considered eligible to avoid tax, making this scheme ideal for those seeking to retire to Portugal.

Did you know about the Portuguese Golden Residence Permit Program?

This scheme is one of the reasons why Portugal is becoming so popular with not only British citizens but other European countries in particular Sweden, Germany, Belgium, France, Finland and Italy.

Did you know about the Portuguese Golden Residence Permit Program?

Now, non-EU citizens can look forward to fast-track immigration to Portugal, thanks to this new program. This special residence permit, also called Golden Visa, will be offered to investors, who fulfil certain conditions.

Visa Requirements for European Settlers

If you are a national of a European Union country and you want to stay in Portugal for longer than three months, then you must request a Registration Certificate (Certificado de Registo) from the City Council of your area of residence.

After you have held a registration certificate for five consecutive years, you may request a Permanent Residence Certificate (Certificado de Residência Permanente) from the Foreigners and Borders Service (Serviço de Estrageiros e Fronteiras).

Portugal's Visa Requirements for Visitors

If you have family and friends that are likely to visit you in Portugal, the visa requirements for Europeans, nationals of Australia and nationals of New Zealand is just their passport or identity documents.

They are permitted to stay for up to 90 days at a time. American and Canadian nationals can stay up to 60 days with a valid passport. For other nationals, we recommend checking with the Portuguese Consul in their respective country for information regarding Visa requirements and periods of stay.

Languages Spoken in Portugal

The predominant language in Portugal is Portuguese but many of the Portuguese people (in particular the younger generation) speak English and some also speak French and Spanish.

There are many communities of settlers from Europe and the rest of the world in Portugal, this has given the country a vibrant and diverse population.

Emergency Services in Portugal

The national number for the emergency services in Portugal is 112, this number connects you to the Police, Fire and Ambulance services.

In Portugal there are two separate police forces. The Guarda Nacional Republicana (GNR) deals with most matters within the country and pass matters onto the Policia de Seguranca Publica (PSP) if necessary.

New and Featured Properties

Lisbon

*** Featured ***
Cascais
Stunning new villa 10 minutes from Cascais, large balcony and terrace, low maintenance garden, air conditioning, 30 minutes from the airport, close to the National Park, 3 parking spaces, open views, high quality finishes, under construction. Ref ASV325E

275m² 3 3 Private
1,050,000

Silver Coast

*** Featured ***
Obidos
This modern off plan villa is located in a small village near Obidos. The villa is a single storey detached property and will be built and finished to a high standard. At this stage, the buyer can choose the finishes, including the style of kitchen. Large private swimming pool. Ref:AV2105

200m² 3 3 Private
380,000

Silver Coast

*** Featured ***
Bombarral
New single storey villa on a large private plot with 22,000 square metres with vineyard producing red and white grapes and apple orchard. Construction has started, it will have 3 en suite bedrooms, double garage and is just a few minutes from Bombarral and 40 minutes from Lisbon. Ref:AV2091

308m² 3 3
750,000

Lisbon

*** New ***
Lisbon
Existing building in the sought after Misericordia area, in need of demolishing or to rebuild and create 3 luxury apartments with swimming pool. In the heart of Lisbon, in a popular and attractive residential area, 10 minutes to Lisbon airport. Ref:SAV328

9 3
1,950,000

Silver Coast

*** New ***
Foz do Arelho
Build your own villa. Good countryside elevated location with far reaching views, most sought after location of Foz do Arelho, less than 1 hour from Lisbon airport, close to the beach and lagoon. Two plots available. Good views over the village. Ref:AP268

195,000

Western Algarve

*** New ***
Lagos
Extensive plot of land, permission for restoration of two existing ruins plus 2 new villas. This is a magnificent location, 2 minutes drive from Lagos, overlooking the beach. An investment opportunity not to be missed. 4km from golf courses, plots can be sold separately. Ref:GP024

none
3,500,000

Western Algarve

*** New ***
Lagos
Great development and tourist opportunity with seven separate plots that can be sold together or separately. Located close to the marina and beach, in a prime location with pre approval for construction of low rise blocks with parking and swimming pools. Various condominium options. Ref:GP065A

820,000

Lisbon

*** New ***
Cascais
Extensive plot of land, countryside location with sea views, close to the beach, with permission to build a 4 bedroom two storey villa with garden. Ref:ASP141

none
1,450,000

Silver Coast

*** New ***
Caldas da Rainha
Building plot in the heart of the village of Torre, 10 minutes drive from Caldas da Rainha, close to the Silver Coast beaches, sought after location, possible to build more than one property. Good local amenities within walking distance. Ref:AP267

99,000

Western Algarve

*** New ***
Praia da Luz
Extensive plot of land with rustic villa and ruin, countryside location near the popular town of Praia da Luz, requires some upgrading, good investment opportunity, terraces and patios, close to all amenities, mature fruit trees. Ref:GV650

3 2 none
595,000

Porto

*** New ***
Amarante
Charming renovated stone villa, elegantly presented, popular town of Amarante, additional plot of land which has building permission, countryside views over the mountains, games room, 45 minutes to Porto, multi car garage, 6 en suite bedrooms. Ref:ASV275

6 8 none
800,000

Western Algarve

*** New ***
Lagos
South facing urban plot, prime location in Lagos, popular, luxury sea front urbanization, permission to build detached villa, panoramic sea views, freehold, 400m from the sea, close to the marina, four separate plots available, constructed to your own requirements. Ref:GP057B

none
500,000