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Building advice

Postby Jano » Sun 28 Dec 2008 15:08 GMT

Hi there,

I am new to this forum and just wanted to ask if anyone could give me some advice.. Few months ago I bought a plot of land with with a small ruin on the coast of North Portugal. I am a builder and I am planning to refurbish it myself. Does anyone know if I am allowed to do this without having ‘Avara’ (sorry if I misspelled it). I’ve heard the Portuguese are quite strict about building regs.
Thanks for your advice.

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Postby omostra06 » Fri 17 Jul 2009 09:09 GMT

If the building is in a very bad state then it will probably require full planning, if so then you (unless you have an alvara) cant rebuild the house.

if the building is not too bad, then you can carry out some work without planning permission~yourself.

the main thing that decides one way or the other is if it has no electricty.

on this link you will find info on building a house in portugal as well as info on planning regs, land classes etc etc

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