The level of bureaucracy involved in the process of purchasing or selling a property in Portugal can make it more difficult for those who don’t have a significant knowledge of the country, language, legal and administrative system, which is why it is strongly recommended to hire a Portuguese lawyer.
To buy a property in Portugal, a Portuguese Fiscal Number form is needed. However, a Portuguese non-resident entity buying property in Portugal will need to designate a Portuguese Tax Representative.
There are two ways to buy property:
There are many sources for property hunting, including the English-language newspapers such as the Algarve Resident, the Portugal News, and Portuguese newspapers such as Publico, Correio da Manha, Expresso, Sol, and Metro or national or international real estate agencies.
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