For new Local Lodging Licenses, the City Halls are now asking for a single “Termo de Responsibilidade” by the owner. Individual terms, issued by an electrician and a gas company, are not required anymore. However, you might want to obtain these declarations on your own accord. In the unlikely case of an accident due to a fault in one of the systems, you can shift the burden to the respective engineer.
Are you resident in Portugal? Beware: Following the example of other European countries, Portugal is going to introduce a points system for motorists in March 2015. Light and severe infractions will be attributed as points to the driver’s name, resulting in the loss of the driving license with three serious or five less serious infractions within a 5 year period. Spain has used a similar system since 2007.