Articles in the ‘Property News & Info’ Category

Gibraltar Tax Facts Booklet for the 2014/2015 Tax Year

By • Aug 29th, 2014 • Category: Tax Issues

A summary of the key taxation changes to existing legislation as a result of the Chief Minister’s budget speech on 30 June 2014. These changes are effective as from 1 July 2014. Share on Facebook


Algarve property more affordable as Pound jumps versus the Euro

By • May 21st, 2014 • Category: Property News & Info

Another great reason to buy on the Algarve! In addition to the sun, sand, and more relaxed way of life, 2014 is turning out to be a great time to buy an Algarve property, because the pound has jumped against the euro. To whit, sterling hit 1.2258 versus the common currency late last month, it’s […]


Update on Golden Visa

By • May 9th, 2014 • Category: Property News & Info

The Portuguese Government has released the latest up to date figures on the Golden Visas issued since its launch, where the majority are the Chinese and with the capital investment being mainly in real estate. Click on this link to view statistics Share on Facebook


Portugal has Best Tourism Results Ever

By • Feb 26th, 2014 • Category: Property News & Info

Tourism trade in Portugal is on the rise as reported last week by the Minister of tourism, Pires de Lima, stating that Portugal is “an excellent tourist destination.” Figures provided by the National Statistics Institute (INE) show that in 2013 hotel occupancy increased 4.2% more than the previous year a total of 14.4 million guests, […]


Portugal’s Golden Visa

By • Dec 24th, 2013 • Category: Property News & Info

In the past two years, several southern European nations including Cyprus, Greece and Portugal have introduced programmes that aim to attract investment in the property and construction sectors. Chinese and Russian investors make up the majority of those who have obtained residence permits this way. Portugal’s “Golden Residence” programme, set up in October 2012, has […]


New Laws requiring Property Vendors to obtain Energy Certificates

By • Oct 14th, 2013 • Category: Property News & Info, Quinta Lifestyle

This summer a new law has been passed in Portugal which will affect all Property vendors as well as the real estate agents. The new law states that property vendors must provide the selling agents with an energy certificate and all particulars published by the agent in print or online must feature the energy grade. […]


Obtaining Resident Permit by Investing in Portugal

By • Feb 6th, 2013 • Category: Property News & Info

Last week, the Portuguese government launched a campaign in an attempt to attract foreign citizens to invest in Portugal. This should prove to be very attractive to non EU members seeking to obtain a residence permit. The so called “investment resident permit” (IRP) is also referred to as “The Golden Visa”.  This status can be […]


Portugal Opening its Doors to Investors from around the Globe and offering Golden Visas

By • Jan 18th, 2013 • Category: Property News & Info

Good News from the Portuguese Fiscal Department at last!


Portugal: One of the Best Countries in the World to live in for Britons Looking to Retire

By • Nov 30th, 2012 • Category: Tax Issues

  According to a survey made by Castle Cover, who surveyed 23 countries based on criteria such as hours of sunshine, rainfall, temperature, property price, murder rate, healthcare, distance from home and the grocery index. Castle Cover found Portugal to be in second place after Malta, which had more sunshine hours and which also has […]


New Stamp Tax

By • Oct 30th, 2012 • Category: Tax Issues

This is a new tax coming into effect with the first payment due before the end of the year and is in addition to the existing IMI. For privately owned properties and all properties owned by white listed companies, for 2012 the new stamp tax will be 0,5% or 0,8% of the patrimonial value depending […]