A Guide to Renting A Room in Portugal

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As with anywhere, renting a room can be very hit or miss. Finding a nice room in a good location is hard enough, but it’s hard to also find a decent landlord, and clean, considerate flatmates. If you’ve found all of these things, you’ve officially won the rental lottery – in Portugal or anywhere else … Read more

What is a Fiador and How Do I Get one?

Renting a house or apartment in Portugal can be complicated for non-Portuguese as most landlords not only request a deposit and at least one month’s rent in advance but a fiador as well. (This normally isn’t required when you rent a room.) A fiador is a guarantor, or someone who’ll pay the bills if you’re … Read more

Renting an Apartment or House in Portugal

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Most people who move to Portugal end up renting for a period of time, even if their ultimate aim is to buy a place here. Others end up renting for their entire time here. It’s always tricky to find a good rental, both in Portugal and in other countries, but, along with all of the things … Read more

How to Find a Winter Rental in the Algarve

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Winter is a fantastic time to visit the Algarve. Temperatures are cooler but still reach 16-20° C during the day, there are very few tourists, and property rental prices are considerably cheaper. Despite the thousands of empty apartments and villas across the Algarve, finding a rental for the winter period isn’t as easy as it … Read more