Welcome to Portugal partners with law offices that can represent clients on any legal process.
When buying property in Portugal or dealing with something that requires the signing of a contract, we advise our clients to hire legal assistance. In certain cases it might not be mandatory to have formal representation, but having a lawyer on your side ensures that you will be compliant with Portuguese law.
There are contracts to be signed, licenses to be granted and all documents must comply with Portuguese rules and laws. Many legal procedures must be registered with different public departments and institutions. All official documents are written in Portuguese which makes it even more important that everything is correct and understood.
Welcome to Portugal has the means to deal with standard processes without having to hire a lawyer. But if something appears to have a higher degree of complexity, we will recommend hiring one of our legal partners to safeguard your investment.
All actions related to the transfer of property must be subject to public legal acts or public registration. In some cases, these acts require the intervention of notaries or lawyers.
For these acts to happen, it is essential to have the legal documents attesting that the asset meets the necessary conditions to be transacted.
All properties must have a Housing Permit, some require a Housing Technical Sheet, and in some cases other documents essential if you want to rent or live in that property.
Regardless of the type of property you intend to buy or rent, whether it is new, renovated or still in the design stage, having a lawyer might be essential as there are documents that need verification.
Although many of the contracts used in these types of transactions are typically uniform, in the case of, for example, the acquisition of a property that is still under construction, it is essential to ensure the safeguard for the buyer of different types of risks, such as those related with the technical project completion of the property or the urbanisation, as well as deadlines fulfilment and other conditions that the buyer may have negotiated before the purchase decision.
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Some displacements might be associated with investment decisions.
Required proceedings might recommend legal assistance and, of course, the Welcome to Portugal expertise as presented in the “Financial” section.