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Self build in Portugal?

Discussion in 'Portugal Property' started by flipper, Mar 31, 2008.

  1. flipper

    flipper New Member

    HI

    First post here!

    I am a construction lecturer in the UK and am looking into the possibility of self build in Portugal: I have done some research which indicates a couple of points:

    1) Any construction taking place must be carried out by a Portugese building company
    2) The company must be registered within the locality that the construction will take place in

    My question is this: is it possible for a UK builder who will be based in Portugal to meet the required criteria?

    Exactly what will I need to do in order to be able to self build in Portugal - in fact I am thinking about multiple projects so a degree of bureaucracy doesn't particularly faze me!

    Any help appreciated.

    Flipper.
     
  2. rogil

    rogil New Member

    Land In Portugal

    Hi Flipper

    I am a private individual and I am the owner of some land in the Algarve, Portugal, suitable to build a number of properties.

    If you are interested in talking to me let me know.

    Thanks a lot.
     
  3. flipper

    flipper New Member

    HI

    101 views and no response!

    Well I know that to build in Portugal you need an 'Alvara' which is issued annualy by IMOPPI, so my question is: how would an EU resident go about obtaining an 'Alvara'?

    Anyone?

    Flipper.
     
  4. Stefan

    Stefan New Member

    Hi Flipper
    Start to go to CFE, get yourself a translator (If you do not have a lawyer already?). CFE is in Loule and it is where you register a company. You will get all the information there.
    Next step is to find a profitable project and that is the tricky part.

    Goog Luck
     
  5. Stefan

    Stefan New Member

    ...forgot to answer, yes it is possible and above everything, get yourself a good Lawyer who have experiences in this, that will save you time and money (ask for references and check them up).
     
  6. flipper

    flipper New Member

    HI

    Thanks for the info.

    Flipper.
     
  7. omostra06

    omostra06 New Member

    it could be difficult to get an alvara, if you dont have Portuguese qualifications and dont speak Portuguese, best bet is talk to inci, they issue the license.
    if you are looking at doing a development then why not just work with a licensed Portuguese builder, you will probably need some people on site anyway, so save yourself the hassle, just pick a good partner to do the development with.
     
  8. f_ribeiro

    f_ribeiro New Member

    Hello Flipper

    As an architect, this are the answers I can give you.

    2) The company must be registered within the locality that the construction will take place in
    This is wrong. You only need the alvará. You can build in any part of the country.

    The alvará can be obtained by any person/company as long as it has a minimum of equipment and personel.
    According to the type of professionals you have (engineers, architects, etc) in your company, the higher the value of the constructions you can built.

    The institution that issues the Alvarás is the INCI.

    To deal with all the bureocracy you should contact a lawyer or a solicitor, who can handle this matter.
     
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