• Road Traffic Law changes
    Road Traffic Law changes

    The Decree-Law No. 102-B/2020 of 9 December,  which amended the road traffic law and some supplementary legislation, came into force on January 8, 2021. Highlights: - Increase of the fine for the use of mobile phone, passing the limits from 250,00 € to 1.250,00 €, with subtraction of 3 points on the driving license, instead of the previous 2 points. - Possibility of displaying documents through the application - Prohibition of overnight in a campervan in a parking place on the public road and with occupants, between 21 hours of one day and 7 o'clock the following day   Link:  150757538 (  

  • State Budget 2021
    State Budget 2021

    The Portugal State Budget for 2021 was published (Law 75-B/2020 of 31 December). You can consult at: Lei 75-B/2020 - DRE  

  • New traffic signs
    New traffic signs

    On April 20, 2020, the first major revision to the Traffic Signalling Regulation (RST) approved by Regulatory Decree No. 22 -A/98 of October 1, which aims to improve and update road signs in accordance with the Highway Code and in alignment with the objectives of the National Strategic Plan for Road Safety - PENSE 2020, enters into force. Get to know the new signage by downloading the attached document (document of the National Road Safety Authority). More information at:

  • Acquisition of property in Portugal
    Acquisition of property in Portugal

    The acquisition of a property in Portugal, as in any other country, requires a set of procedures and special care in the verification of all documentation, so that the whole process of buying and selling runs with a greater legal certainty for the parties involved. Hence, it is advisable to intervene with qualified professionals – lawyers and solicitors – who check all the documentation relating to the property, verifying the specific situation in terms of tax, registry as well as the existence of any burden or Charges that concern the property, condominium, etc. can advise the best solution and ensure the success of the business. Prior to the definitive transmission of the property, once the agreement between the parties has been reached and all documentation is checked, it is advisable to conclude a contract of purchase and sale, a document by which the purchasing and selling parties  set the conditions (price, terms of payment, value of deposit, deadlines and others) and shall prevent the particular situations as well as any consequences in case of non-compliance. Traditionally, the transfer of ownership of a property is done through public deed to be celebrated in the notary, an entity that is independent of the parties and reinforces the legal certainty of the business. However, it may also be formalized by a private document authenticated by a lawyer or solicitor through the "Home Ready" service made available at the Land Registry Department. After carrying out the contract that titles the purchase and sale, the definitive registration of the acquisition must be made and the acquisition in the Tax Department should also be taken into account, in addition to the contracts for the supply of services (electricity, Water, gas), insurance, etc. The acquisition of properties by foreigners not resident in Portugal, less familiar with the procedures of Portuguese law, increases the need to obtain legal advice by lawyer or solicitor, whom may verify the viability of the business and advise the best way to safeguard your interests, avoiding unnecessary future problems.   For further clarification, contact us.  

  • Fees

    The fees are set according to moderation criteria, taking into account the time spent, the level of difficulty, the importance and result of the service provided. It is possible in most cases, early on, to provide an estimate of the cost that the client will have with the fees and other expenses and costs of the process. For notarial acts, of competence of lawyers and solicitors, such as certification of documents, terms of authentication, translation Certificates, etc, we have fixed prices thus it is possible to previously obtain the cost. LA-Associated offers its customers different means of payment, namely electronic equipment.

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