The process of purchasing or selling any type of property or land is
not as strictly regulated in Portugal as it is in Spain and France.
However, the level of bureaucratic red tape and the Portuguese legal
idiosyncrasies can make it a complex transaction. Therefore for those
little knowledge of the country, language, legal and administrative
system, it is best to hire a local lawyer to act as a broker in your
interest. Below are some basic tips and information related to buying
property in Portugal. For more detailed information, please click
There are many estate agencies in Lisbon. You can try the following:
Estate Agency Fees are steep and normally around 5%. This is
the sale price of the property.
The Portuguese Government Property
Tax (Imposto Municipal sobre
Transmissões) is also levied on buyers. It is generally
5% of the value for a property in the countryside, 6.5% for
an urban property- in case such urban property is designated
exclusively for the residence of the buyer, the local taxes varies at a
rate up to 6% according to the property value, and 8% for a property
purchased using an offshore account.