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New regulations on rentals in Portugal : a minimum duration of one year and tenants better protected

New regulations on rentals in Portugal : a minimum duration of one year and tenants better protected

If you live in Portugal and especially in Lisbon, then you know that it is becoming more and more difficult to find accommodation. However, Portugal seems to have taken the measure and helps tenants by protecting the duration of the contracts and the end of them. The Portuguese Parliament approved a measure proposed by the Socialist Party (PS), which provides for a minimum duration of one year for housing rental. Even contracts signed for a shorter period now have a minimum contract of one year. Portugal has been on the offensive for some time to protect the long-term rental of residents of Portuguese cities, such as Lisbon and Porto. The recent slowdown at Alojamento Local is not the only measure implemented to protect the inhabitants. This new law establishes a minimum duration of 12 months for any rental contract. What does this new measure imply ? What does this new regulation say about long-term leasing ? Lisbob, the expatriate's assistant in Portugal, tells you all about this new law on leasing.

Summer weather in Portugal : July is the coolest for 30 years, the rest of the summer does not look better

Summer weather in Portugal : July is the coolest for 30 years, the rest of the summer does not look better

For both tourists and expats, it will have been clear to anyone that this year's 2018 weather in Portugal is far from the best we've seen. A very wet and long winter, a non-existent spring, and now a shy summer. The figures confirm this impression of bad weather: the month of July 2018 is the coolest in 30 years. The reason ? A bad positioning of the Azores anticyclone that brings less warm air than usual. Will the weather improve in the coming days and weeks? Will temperatures finally climb this year? Bob, the expatriate's assistant in Portugal, tells you everything about this cool and shy summer.


Nature Lovers, Lisbon Municipality is offering a free compost heap to everyone

Nature Lovers, Lisbon Municipality is offering a free compost heap to everyone

Having a vegetable garden requires some commitment and dedication, but the municipality of Lisbon wants to facilitate the process, while contributing to a better environment by offering a homemade composter to anyone who wants it.

How to calculate the net salary from gross in Portugal?

How to calculate the net salary from gross in Portugal?

When it's time to make the decision to come to live and work in Portugal, topics such as real wages and purchasing power come back regularly. Calculating net take-home pay in Portugal is a different exercise than in other countries and it is important to know it in advance in order to live serenely. If you are planning to come to work in Portugal then this article is for you. What is the average salary in Lisbon and other cities? How to calculate the net salary from gross in Portugal? Bob, the Expats Personal Assistant in Lisbon and Portugal tells you everything.

Legionellosis at CUF Hospital Lisbon: authorities warn patients and visitors

Legionellosis at CUF Hospital Lisbon: authorities warn patients and visitors

After detecting four cases of legionellosis at the CUF Descobertas Hospital in Lisbon, the authorities warn those who have recently been there and ask them to be particularly vigilant. Symptoms such as fever, dry cough, body aches and breathing difficulties are signs that do not deceive, said Paulo Gomes, director of the clinic. What is legionellosis? How did she appear in the facilities of the CUF hospital? Where are the investigations? Bob, the Expats Personal Assistant in Lisbon and Portugal tells you everything.

Rights of pregnant women in Portugal: What are they and how can they benefit?

Rights of pregnant women in Portugal: What are they and how can they benefit?

Pregnancy is an important step in the life of the woman and the couple and is therefore protected in Portugal by law, which gives certain rights to pregnant women. As soon as she is in pregnancy and to benefit from the rights of the pregnant woman, she can and must acquire the status of pregnant worker (pregnant trabalhadora). Do you know what are the exclusive rights for pregnant women in Portugal ? How to benefit ? Bob, the Expats Personal Assistant in Lisbon and Portugal, makes you aware of the rights of the woman during pregnancy and the baby's early years.

Earthquake in Lisbon : 4.9 on Richter Scale

Earthquake in Lisbon : 4.9 on Richter Scale

An earthquake with an intensity of 4.9 on the Richter Scale was felt today Monday, January 15, 2018 at 11:51 in much of central Portugal. Moderate intensity shocks were recorded as far back as Lisbona ns Coimbra.

 

This earthquake has a depth of 16 kilometers and is located at a distance of 100 kilometers east of Lisbon, not far from Évora. Some witnesses are reported until the city of Coimbra.

Taxes : How to register bills in Portugal step by step ( and receive a larger tax refund )

Taxes : How to register bills in Portugal step by step ( and receive a larger tax refund )

Did you know that you can have tax refund just by giving your NIF while doing groceries ? Indeed in Portugal, every year you have to confirm all expenses you have done . You have communicated your Numéro de Contribuente for each purchase made or service ordered, so you have made halfway to claim a tax refund. In Portugal giving your NIF is not the only thing that you have to do. It is necessary to register receipts on the website of Finanças and to give sort them by category. Why should you give your NIF when you buy stuff ? How to register your bills in Portugal on the website of Finanças ? Which information to communicate ? How to optimize your invoices registration to receive an even greater tax refund ? Lisbob, expats assistant in Portugal, tells you everything.

What to do in Lisbon on a rainy day ?

What to do in Lisbon on a rainy day ?

We will not deny it : a rainy day in Lisbon it is not the best to have fun.

But neither bad weather, cold or rain can stop someone who wants to enjoy the beautiful Lisbon and discover new activities.

Prepare the boots and the umbrella because from now on you will have no more excuses to rhyme rainy day with boring day.

We offer here six activities that can make the days of greyness very pleasant.