Hi. We have seen a house we really like but it has some damp issues. The owner says were causes buy leaving the windows open when there was a storm. It as seems reasonable BUT I would like a local builder/surveryor to look at it before we make an offer and also to work with us afterward to put things right. Please advise. We are newly arrived and our portugese is still in its infancy
Although it is raining now and thoughts of a Swimming Pool are far away, some people are building for next year. Harry's Tips over on his blog "Sinking into Portugal" are always a good read. We thought it would be worthwhile to remind ourselves of his August post (click here) : How to choose the right pool for your home or your family While you are there here are a couple of other articles full of tips: Just bought an old property in central portugal Five things to look for when buying a property in Portugal
. Hi All We live in Normandy and are looking for a long term rental next spring, probably 3 months. Must be able to accomadate 6 people in bedrooms (not sofa bed in lounge). Pool prefered but not essential. Must be reasonably priced as retired and on fixed income. Not sure of the rules on this forum so you may have to email me directly by clicking on my user name. Thanks in advance. Hilltop
My husband and I will be starting to look for housing at the end of this month for our impending move to Estoril. We picked that location after reading about its closeness to Lisbon, but not actually in the city itself. Any good real estate agents out there who speak English and with whom we can speak while we're still at home to get the process started?