January 2008

How to check if your Portuguese estate agent is legally registered

In Portugal, unlike in the UK, an estate agent is legally required to be registered with the authorities and therefore in possession of the appropriate qualifications and insurance. But due to the property boom in Portugal in years past, there has been an influx of estate agents setting up, not all of them legal. So when buying a property in Portugal, it's crucial to always make sure your agent is registered.

1 January 2008