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Your property will be listed on our website and across a multitude of partner sites throughout Europe. This will maximise coverage of your property and encourage the highest possible client enquiries.
Cosmos will take care of all your estate agency requirements and will be on hand to guide you through the sales process from start to finish.
Required Documentation (copies only)
Issued by the Town Hall (Câmara Municipal)
- Licença de Utilização - Habitation Licence
- Ficha tecnica - Technical Property Document (applicable for properties built after March 2004)
- Floor plans
Issued by the Finance Office (Ministério das Finanças)
- Caderneta Predial - Property tax document
Issued by the Land Registry (Conservatória do Registo Predial)
- Registo Predial - Property Registration Certificate (issued within last 6 months)
Also required are:
- Energy Certificate - to request one click here
- Citizen identity card or passport and Portuguese fiscal number
If you are not in possession of the above documentation it is likely that the legal representative you used to purchase your property has these on file.
It is always advisable to instruct a solicitor/lawyer to manage all legal aspects of the sales process. A legal representative granted the power of attorney (Procuração) can sign all legal documents including the property transfer deed on your behalf. This negates the need to deal with the bureaucratic part of the process in person.
In most cases a promissory contract is drawn up and signed by the seller and the buyer or their legal representatives. The contract is legally binding and includes details of the property, the vendor, the buyer and it also outlines the terms of the purchase including the timeframe for completion of the sale. On signing of the contract the buyer pays a deposit which is usually 10% of the agreed sale price. If the seller withdraws from the sale they have to return double the amount of the deposit. If the buyer withdraws from the purchase they forfeit their deposit.
Property Transfer Deed (Escritura)
The signing of the completion contract takes place at a public notary office. The buyer pays the outstanding amount due and the vendor pays off their mortgage, if applicable, and hands over the keys of the property. The property is then registered in the new owners name with the land registry.