HI - me and my young family are looking to relocate to Portugal sometime next year but we have a trip planned in July - a holiday combined with exploration of the Algarve area. I would be interested in meeting any other expats who live in the area to offer any tips and advice on everything from cost of living, renting houses and childcare. Willing to meet anywhere as we are grateful for the help!
Hi there, can anyone advise if it's possible to get the NIF in the U.K. ?We are buying in. Portugal and need this however getting there to do this is not possible at present.could our solicitor in Portugal obtain this on our behalf?any info would be gratefully received. Iain
Hi very new to the website, but not to Portugal and in particular around the Quarteira and Vilamoura area although restricted to holidays. Myself and the wife have looked at properties and we were hoping to get serious about this in around 5 years time, unfortunately my wife was made redundant recently and we are now considering moving to Portugal ideally around the Quartiera, Vilamoura area. Can anyone point us in the right direction of whether they feel you should rent first for say 6-12 months or to take the plunge and buy straight away. Any advice very welcome
Hi. We are planning to buy a property in the Algarve with the intention of retiring there in 5 years time. We have been looking for property for the last few months and were intending to buy this Summer. However with the recent upsetting Brexit vote we are concerned about what may happen in the future with the UK's relationship with the EU. My thoughts tend to be to wait until it is all settled (whatever that may look like). Any thoughts would be appreciated. Thank you. Wendy
Advice please. My neighbours have had renovations to their house which are now complete. Their builder has abandoned a large van and an unsightly pile of building material adjacent to my house on some spare land. It is in plain view of any visitors, who comment on it. For the last five months the builder has promised this material will be removed. My neighbours are unhelpful. I have emailed the local Camera and the GNR requesting assistance which has not been forthcoming. Who else can I appeal to? I live just outside Monchique in a rural country park area frequented by tourists.
I have tried now for 3 days in a row to place an item for sale. The photos will not upload and the site automatically crops the photo and I am unable to stop it doing this. The screen then freezes and I have to close it down. I see that very few advertisements have been placed over a period of days and with the old site they were placed every hour of the day. Is the problem I describe a general problem? I never had problems in the past and placed numerous advertisements with ease. Please can someone make this site user friendly again!
I am very confused with your site! After login as a member, I tried to post a comment on the blog Review- Down at the Old Bull and Bush and the comment icon did not work at all.Also, after login as a member if I go to Community Life- Local blogs, only two listings appear. All other blogs are unavailable.Please confirm that the comment icon is working/not working.Please make your site navigation easier.Regards,Manuela Nolasco Lamers
Hi my name is Scott Braswell. My wife and I purchased a property in Salema in 2011 from PPI Realty. We hired a Lawyer named Dinis Martins and gave him Power of Attorney in the purchase as we were still living in the United States. Little did we know this Lawyer turned out to be a corrupt, criminal lawyer who has since been suspended. This lawyer extorted 60,000 Euro from my wife and myself and at least 10 other people as well. This now suspended lawyer is currently still conducting business at PPI which should not be allowed unless PPI and this Lawyer are working together. We have since had to seek another lawyer to attempt to reach a monetary agreement with the Persons who have sued us in a 3 1/2 year lawsuit. The Court of Appeal in Evora ordered 14 square meters of our home to be demolished on April 30, 2016 unless an agreement is reached. We feel battered and treated like cockroaches. We were misled by PPI in the purchase of a property PPI sold us and we were fraudulently represented by a lawyer sanctioned as suspended and license revoked by the legal licensing body of Portugal which means he was extorting fees and using PPI as his office for is illegal network of doing business. In fact, this lawyer continues to use the office of PPI to do other business. I would like to know if anyone else in the area has experienced a similar problem.
sorry your "new" site is a mess...too many gaps on page..on your "general" classified section you have three repeat adds for same item...i posted an advert and yet under "appliances" its says noting listed I tried to mark an item as sold yet after 15 mins it was still loading there do not appear to many new items for sale so perhaps others find it hard on here too why was there any need to change what was working fine before..not every change is an improvement