Checklist for Buying a Property in Portugal

To help give you confidence that you’re covering all the necessary steps when buying property in Portugal, we have put together the following straightforward checklist of the key things you need to consider.


   To do



   Decide what you are buying, where and why. If necessary         take advice on this.



   Instruct us as your independent lawyer.



   Look at the cost of buying. Fix a budget. Stick to it.



   Investigate finance and think about how to finance deposit.



   Learn about the process of buying



   Look at who should own the property



   View properties / choose a property. Be honest with the             estate agent about what you are looking for – that will save       a lot of time for you and them.



   Survey and valuation



   Send any contract to us to check prior to signature



   Speak to currency dealer about getting the best rate for            your purchase



   If it is a reservation contract pay a small reservation fee



   Lawyer carries out checks on the property and advises you       on whether it is safe to proceed with the full purchase               contract



   Payment of Full purchase deposit



   Lawyer deals with purchase



   If you are moving to Portugal arrange removal company



   Arrange NIF



   Arrange Power of Attorney if needed



   Arrange insurance – contents / buildings / health



   Signature of title deeds and registration at the Land registry



   Make a Portuguese Will and review your English Will



   Arrange for Fiscal representation



   Enjoy a well deserved holiday in your new property



Need help buying property in Portugal?

Our UK-based team of property lawyers are highly experienced in helping clients to buy and sell property in Portugal, as well as handling a whole range of related issues, such as advice on Wills and inheritance.

With a thorough understanding of both UK and Portuguese law, we can provide clear, reliable legal guidance in plain English, giving you the confidence to deal effectively with property in Portugal.

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