REAL ESTATE TRANSACTIONS: COMPLIANCE + DUE DILIGENCE

Legal representation and assistance are particularly necessary for Portugal when purchasing or selling any property, because of the inumerous differences in the legal framework.

BUY/SELL | EQUITY TRANSFERS | REAL ESTATE INVESTMENT FUNDS | FORECLOSURE (RE)NEGOTIATIONS

SECURE YOUR PROPERTY PURCHASE IN PORTUGAL: EXPERT AND PEACE OF MIND

 

Trust our experienced team for expert legal guidance throughout your property purchase in Portugal, ensuring a secure transaction, protecting your interests, and providing peace of mind every step of the way

 

More Than 20 Years Of Experience

 

Real Estate law in Portugal entails a wide range of legal aspects. Due diligence is critical in any real estate transaction, allowing the parties involved to assess the suitability of the property for their intended use. It involves a thorough investigation of the property’s legal and physical status, including titles, ownership, zoning, environmental issues, permits and licenses. Even if the Portuguese law doesn’t require the intervention of a Portuguese Lawyer, the truth is that foreign and/or non-residents buyers choose to engage the services of a Portuguese Lawyer to conduct due diligence and ensure the transaction complies with legal standards.

Representation is also an essential aspect of real estate transactions in Portugal. It involves engaging a legal professional to act on your behalf in negotiations, drafting legal documents, and securing permits and licenses. Representation ensures that your interests are well protected and that all legal requirements are met. A Portuguese Lawyer can also provide advice and guidance throughout the process, ensuring a smooth and successful real estate transaction in Portugal.

 

PURCHASING/RENTING REAL ESTATE IN PORTUGAL

 

Why due diligence?

 

Acquiring real estate is an intricate process that requires thorough investigation to avoid potential risks and complications. It is essential to perform a comprehensive due diligence check to uncover any hidden liens or debts tied to the property, which could become a burden to the new owner. In addition, researching the zoning laws and restrictions would enable the owner to utilize or develop the property appropriately. The due diligence process also assists in identifying any environmental issues such as soil contamination, which could eventually be expensive. Overlooking these underlying issues can cause legal liabilities, costly clean-up expenses, or lowered property value. It is crucial to conduct adequate research to recognize the true value of the property, prevent overpayment, and avoid any challenges in future transactions.

 

Our legal solutions cover:

 

Due Diligence

Conducting comprehensive research and investigation to identify any legal issues or risks associated with the property, such as ownership disputes, liens, or encumbrances.

 

Contract Review and Negotiation

Reviewing purchase agreements, contracts, and lease agreements to ensure they protect the buyer’s interests and negotiating favorable terms if necessary.

 

Title Search and Transfer

Verifying property ownership, examining title deeds, and facilitating the smooth transfer of property rights from the seller to the buyer.

 

Legal Compliance

Ensuring compliance with relevant laws, regulations, and zoning restrictions, including obtaining necessary permits and licenses for property usage.

 

Financing and Mortgage Assistance

Providing legal guidance and support in navigating the financing process, including reviewing loan agreements, mortgage terms, and assisting with mortgage registration.

 

Tax and Fee Advice

Offering advice on applicable taxes, fees, and duties related to property acquisition and ownership, including capital gains tax, property transfer tax, and stamp duty.

 

Escrow Services

Facilitating secure transactions by acting as an independent third party to hold and disburse funds, ensuring proper payment and transfer of funds during the buying process.

 

Dispute Resolution

Assisting in resolving any disputes or legal issues that may arise during or after the property purchase, including mediation, negotiation, or representation in litigation if necessary.

 

Legal Advice and Consultation

Providing general legal advice and consultation related to real estate matters, answering client questions, and offering guidance throughout the buying process.


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