Portuguese Legal Terms Translation

The following is a list of some of the common legal terms that are likely to come up when buying property in Portugal and their English translations.

AdvogadoLawyer or solicitor
Agente ImobiliárioEstate Agent
Apartamento/AndarApartment
ArquitectoArchitect
Consultor FiscalTax consultant
Câmara MunicipalTown Hall
Casa-de-BanhoBathroom
CozinhaKitchen
CondomínioCommunity of owners / Residents Association
Compra/ Compra e VendaPurchase / Buying and selling
Contrato de Compra e VendaPurchase contract
Contrato de reservaReservation contract
Declaração de Obra NovaDeclaration of new building work (At the Notary)
MoradaAddress
QuartoBedroom
EscrituraTitle Deeds
GarantiaGuarantee
HipotecaMortgage
IMI (Imposto Muncipal sobre Imóveis)Council Tax
ImpostoTax
ImobiliáriaEstate Agency
IVA (Imposto sobre o Valor Acrescentado)VAT (Value Added Tax)
ChaveKey
LeiLaw
LicençaLicence
LuzLight (but often refers to electricity)
MóveisFurniture
NIF (Número de Identificação Fiscal)Foreigner’s Identification Number
Pesquisa PredialLand Registry Search
NotárioNotary Public
Autorização para ObrasPlanning permission
PiscinaSwimming Pool
ProcuraçãoPower of Attorney
Apólice de SeguroInsurance policy
PromotorDeveloper
PropiedadeProperty
Registo PredialLand Registry
RendimentoIncome
ResidenteResident
Seguros(s)Insurance
Sociedade/EmpresaCompany
TerraçoTerrace
TerrenoPlot
TestamentoWill
ArrecadaçãoStorage room
Valor PatrimonialOfficial value of the property

 

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