Buy Property in Portugal


Making an offer once you have identified the property you wish to buy is simple. Your offer can be subject to certain conditions and once accepted, you will sign the Promissory Contract preferably with your lawyer at a Notary's office.

Recommended use the services of a competent lawyer throughout the purchasing process who will assist you will all aspects of the purchase and financial aspects.

Please note the normal contractual obligations of an intended purchase in Portugal will mean that you will forfeit your deposit if you pull out of the contract and the seller will need to double your deposit if they do the same.

Prior to closing the sale you will need a Portuguese Fiscal number which may be obtained from the local tax office and to pay the purchase taxes prior to closing the contract which will be concluded at a Notary's office. You should account for an additional 8% to 10% on top of the purchase price for purchase taxes, legal fees and notary charges.


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