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Portugal COVID Deconfinement Plan

Portugal COVID Deconfinement Plan

The Portuguese Council of Ministers has published their deconfinement plan for the recommencement of activities that were paused due to COVID lockdowns. Certain establishments such as hairdressers will be able to open from March 15th and some school years will also...

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Winter in the Beira Baixa

Winter in the Beira Baixa

Knowing what the weather brings each season is important for locals and visitors alike. When you think of Portugal, you imagine great weather all year round but this is not true. Down south, yes, the weather is much milder but even there you will probably need to get...

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Portal das Financas: Applying for NHR

Portal das Financas: Applying for NHR

The NHR (Non-Habitual Resident) scheme is a low tax incentive introduced by the Portuguese Government in 2009. It is open to new residents who have not been taxed in Portugal during the previous five years. The applicant, if successful, then has access to reduced tax...

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Solicitor or Lawyer?  What is the difference?

Solicitor or Lawyer? What is the difference?

When you come to purchase property in Portugal you will probably be needing a solicitor (solicitador/a) or lawyer (advogado/a). I've heard people say that you will definitely need an advogado and will need to spend thousands but I have actually used both. Prices...

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Reading the News

Reading the News

Apart from this excellent site (of course!) you may be wondering where else to find the latest news about what is happening in Portugal online. English Sites There are two main sites written in English: Portugal ResidentPortugal News Both are Algarve-oriented as that...

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Learning Portuguese with Practice Portuguese

Learning Portuguese with Practice Portuguese

If you are moving to Portugal then learning Portuguese is an absolute must. I know that there are plenty of immigrants who don't bother beyond learning to order a couple of bottles of beer in the bar but if you want to integrate into society then it's important to...

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Portal das Finanças: Caderneta Predial

Portal das Finanças: Caderneta Predial

One of the best things about the Portal das Finanças is that you have easy access to some of your most important documents. The Caderneta Predial is a certificate for your property. It is issued by the Tax Authority (AT) and holds all the tax information associated...

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Land clearance and Fuel Management

Land clearance and Fuel Management

Fuel management is the reduction of plant and woody material in order to make it difficult for fire to spread vertically and horizontally. In summary, it means cutting grass, shrubs and trees in some areas – known as cleaning1. Rural areas in Portugal are at risk of...

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Photo Gallery: Beaches of Aljezur

Photo Gallery: Beaches of Aljezur

Gallery See the beauty of the beaches of Aljezur Concelho Photo of Monte Clerigo from VisitAlgarvePhoto of Arrifana by Evert van Duijn on UnsplashPhoto of Arrifana by Paulo Calheiros on UnsplashPhoto of Bordeira (Carrapateira) by Gianfranco Lanzio on UnsplashPhoto of...

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