Hi Please could someone point me in the direction of sources of information on what is allowed to be done to an old, country, property needing renovation. I particulary want to find out if a roofed area connected to the house, that was for animals can be turned into a room for habitable purposes. Is permission needed? Many thanks
Hi, My partner and I have moved to Portugal about 2 years ago and we have been living and working in the Lisbon area. We currently rent a T2 apartment in Costa da Caparica which is costing us 400 euros pcm. Life is good at the moment and we are both happy with our current situation. Looking into the future we will be wanting to settle down in a property but as we are still (relatively) young we have no experience in this field. I have recently been told that the possibility of buying a plot of land and then hiring a company to build a house on this land is the most affordable way to gain property. I just wanted to see if anyone had any experience or information about buying or building a property. Thanks in advance
Hi there, Don't seem to be having much luck finding a good plumber & boiler maintenance specialist here in Cascais / Oeiras area. Black soot-like particles are blocking the hot water tap. Would be really grateful to know of details of such a person who can fix this? MR
Hi All, I am a thirty-something professional from the U.S. wanting an expat experience in Lisbon, Portugal. For the past 5 years I have been an expat in Mendoza, Argentina. My Spanish is excellent, my Portuguese is basic (but I understand it); I would like to have an authentic immersion experiece! Housing: (May through July) Ideally, an one-bed room furnished apartment is my first choice. Area must be safe for single woman! I am also willing to consider renting a room in an apartment if that option is open as well. Please let me know if the expat community has contacts for this type of housing. I have researched Airbnb, VRBO, and other sites. I am looking for something that is perhaps more word of mouth! Also, any insights on perferred areas would be welcome. :) Much appreciated! Carrie p.s. If you are going on vacation any of those months (May, June, July) and want to rent your place in Lisbon, let me know. I am quiet, professional, and respectful.