The sun’s shining here in Portugal, with temperatures of 25ºC all week, and we’ve got good news as Parliament passes a law on rights after Brexit. Brexit’s not the only thing on the agenda, as we’re named the top destination for many European buyers, and new developments open on the Algarve (and a swish 5-star hotel’s selling our portal).

Portuguese Brexit law passed in Parliament

The Portuguese parliament has passed the so-called ‘Brexit Law, Law 17-1/2019, which guarantees expats’ rights in Portugal after the UK leaves the EU, as long as Britain reciprocates. This will mean, among other things, continued access to healthcare, a ‘breathing space’ until late 2020 to exchange a driving licence and continued residency rights.

 

The sun is shining here in Portugal, and the Brexit law has just been passed.

The sun is shining here in Portugal, and the Brexit law has just been passed.

 

Talks are still underway in the UK Parliament, so we don’t know what the final deal (if there is one) will be. However, we have been talking to legal experts based here in Portugal, and they’ve given us the run-down of your visa options so that you can move to Portugal even in the case of a no deal. All it would take is a little more paperwork – more than worth it for a new life in the sun.

Find out more about living here after Brexit in our Guide to Living in Portugal After Brexit.

Portugal tops property-buying charts

We don’t seem to go a week without a new award, but that’s what happens when you have a sunny climate, affordable property and great transport links! Today, it’s the turn of America, as Portugal is named #1 destination for US citizens to retire to. The study, says Portugal News, highlighted the regular flights to the UK, the low cost of homes and, of course, the fantastic lifestyle we enjoy here.

No wonder, then, that we’re the most popular property investment location for Americans. However, it doesn’t stop there – we’re also the preferred place to buy in Europe for the French and the Italians.

Could you own your own five-star hotel?

How would you spend your money if you came up on the Euromillions? A swish five-star hotel near Albufeira has come up for sale on our portal, and it certainly makes for some reading! The Moorish-style architecture adds an extravagant touch, with large swimming pools, its own spa, numerous restaurants, gardens and 93 units set amid luxurious gardens.

 

The stunning hotel near Albufeira. Click on the image to view this property.

The stunning hotel near Albufeira. Click on the image to view this property.

 

Meanwhile, a €10 million development, called Quinta do Algarvio, has opened in Carvoeiro, with a drinks reception for local and international media. Built in a modern, minimalist style, the 22 townhouses and 10 apartments enjoy luxury touches like underfloor heating and all have access to the beautiful communal gardens and swimming pools.

Summer’s on its way

Summer’s on its way and the sun’s shining! We’ve been enjoying 25ºC all week down here in my corner of the Algarve (no short-lived Bank Holiday burst of sunshine for us). As the weather warms up, we’re coming into prime viewing trip season. This is an essential stage of your property purchase, so make sure to start arranging yours to beat the summer crowds! Give us a call on +44 (0)20 7898 0549 or email portugal@propertyguides.com to get advice on your move.

One month until Your Overseas Home

Tickets go fast for Your Overseas Home, so make sure you don’t miss yours! I’ll be at the next event in Chester, so you can speak to me face to face about life down here in Vilamoura. We’ve got experts coming from all your favourite Portuguese hotspots, in the Algarve, Lisbon and, for the first time this year, the islands, including Madeira. You’ll also be able to talk to experts in law, removals, meet our presenter, Hayley Sparkes, and attend useful seminars and workshops.

Get your tickets to Your Overseas Home in Chester while they last, to meet experts from the Algarve, Lisbon, Silver Coast and islands.

About The Author

Fiona

With over eight years’ experience in Portugal, Fiona keeps finding herself drawn back to the beauty of the Algarve. “Having been lucky enough to live and work all over the world, there is something special about being in Portugal and moving back here always feels like coming home.” Her background’s in property sales and rentals and she actively enjoys helping people to make the move, plus giving advice about how and where to invest. Traveling with her cat, Fiona can give guidance on everything from pet passports and settling in, to renovating a property and getting the internet connected!

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