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The penalty for letting furnished accommodations to tourists without a license (registration with your local Council) is as follows: for Individuals: €2,500 to €3,740.98 / for Companies: €25,000 to €44,891.22 The same fines also apply to the absence of an Energy Efficiency Certificate that is mandatory when conducting property related activities.
Foreign property Investments double 2013 levels
In the first 6 months, real estate investments by international groups and individuals have reached 400 million Euros. This should bring property purchases close to pre-crisis levels by the end of the year. Currently, this investing is predominantly in commercial property in upscale sections of Lisbon.
In a single day in August, the GNR received 8 complaints regarding potential local lodging irregularities. The accusations arose from people who had paid while making reservations who later found that either the accommodation did not exist or was already rented.
If you will be leaving your home unattended during the Holidays, you can request frequent inspection rounds by local police. You can sign up for this free security service at the nearest GNR or PSP police Station.
The Government is tying up some loose ends: Home owners who rent out their property to tourists, have to prove to the City Hall until December 28, 2014 that they registered their activity with the Tax Office, otherwise they risk losing the Local Lodging License (Alojamento Local). This way, the state wants to make sure it receives taxes from all businesses. Talk to us today, we'll assist you and make sure things are ok!