Buying a Property: Portugal

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New Holland Publishers, Dec 1, 2003 - Business & Economics - 320 pages
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Cadogan's innovative new series gives all the practical information necessary to buy
a home overseas. Whether readers are looking for an apartment or a retirement haven,
a holiday home or a permanent relocation place, these guides offer all the latest
information on buying property. They cover all the regions that are popular with
home-buyers and provide in-depth information on what to expect from each area: its climate,
economy, facilities, and even levels of English-speaking among the local population.
Buying a Property offers advice on every step of the moving process--from
organizing visas and dealing with immigration and customs to negotiating
with estate agents; arranging and interpreting surveys and drawing up contracts; restoring
property; and finding reputable rental agencies. In addition, this guide features anecdotes
and case studies that provide insights into the realities of settling in to the Portuguese
environment and getting used to its culture and pace of life.
 

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Contents

Living in Portugal
15
Visas and Permits
29
Portuguese History
35
Which Portugal?
41
Costa de Prata
54
Costa Verde
61
Selecting
69
Travelling Around
79
The Process of Buying
146
The Cost of Buying
161
07
189
Retirement
196
Cars and Other Private
213
Home Utilities
219
Education
227
Crime and the Police
236

Climate
88
Portuguese Homes
97
Research
107
Temporary
117
Raising Finance to Buy
132
Who Should Own
140

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About the author (2003)

Harvey Holtom has lived in Madrid for 20 years where he has worked as a teacher, translator, photographer, and writer. He is currently the correspondent for the Time Out website, has worked on all five editions of the Time Out Madrid guide and has contributed articles on Madrid and other Spanish topics to various publications. He is co-author of Cadogan's Buying a Property: Spain.

John Howell established John Howell & Co in Sheffield in 1979 and by 1997 it had become one of the largest and most respected law firms in the north of England, employing over 100 lawyers. On moving to London in 1995, John Howell has gone on to specialize in providing legal advice to clients buying property abroad.

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