Our work is based on Decree Law 128/2014, published in the Diário da República on 29 August 2014. These statutes take effect after 90 days on 27 November 2014. Key measures are only applicable 30 days later. It is safe to conclude that this legislation is intended for 2015 and beyond.
Although Local Lodging was first created in Portugal in 2008, this is the first (but probably not the last) body of Portuguese legislation to recognise and regulate comprehensively this economic and touristic activity that has been sweeping like wildfire throughout the western world in recent years.