Information for the seller

Information for the seller

If you're thinking of selling a property in Portugal please feel free to call us for a chat and a free valuation. We can then advise you of the best ways to market your property and you can benefit from our expertise in promoting it nationally and internationally

In order to promote and sell your property we will need a standard signed agreement as this is compulsory under Portuguese law.

When selling a property in Portugal, we will also require copies of the documents listed below which your lawyer should have copies of:

  • 1. Caderneta Predial (Tax Registration Document) from the Finanças (Tax Office) which shows the tax situation of the property including the property's inscription for fiscal purposes, the current owner, the property's fiscal number etc. 
  • 2. Certidão de Teor (Land Registry Document)- This document shows who owns the property, who has rights to the property and if there are any charges, mortgages or encumbrances registered against the property. 
  • 3. Licença de Habitabilidade (Habitation License) for properties built after 1951 a habitation license is required. This document shows that the property has, at some time in the past, obtained a certificate deeming it fit for human habitation. 
  • 4. Escritura The document signed when a property transaction is completed and ownership is transferred to the buyer. 
  • 5. Ficha Técnica de Habitação (The Property's Technical Report) It contains the builder's details, materials used by the builder, who supplied them and other relevant technical information. 
  • 6. The Property's Plans - these should also be supplied and ask your lawyer to check that everything is as it should be. 
  • 7. Identificação Fiscal (Fiscal Number) obtained from the tax office. 
  • 8. Energy Rating Certificate: As of 1 January 2009 before selling a property in Portugal you must obtain a valid energy rating certificate, properties are rated from A-G, A being the most environmentally friendly. Learn more about energy certifcates.