MOVING TO AND LIVING IN MADEIRA 

APARTMENT vs HOUSE/VILLA IN MADEIRA.  WHICH IS BEST FOR YOUR LIFESTYLE? Moving to a different country and to an island exposes you to new experiences and realities.  Some individuals love living in an apartment, whilst others swear by a detached home in Madeira. When it comes to deciding between the two, however, one can’t always […]

TAX FREE RETIREMENT IN MADEIRA PORTUGAL 

Tax free benefits for property buyers are in place in Madeira and Portugal to all European citizens and citizens of countries where double taxation agreements have been established with Portugal.  High Net-worth individuals, specific professionals and pensioners who purchase property in Madeira and transfer their tax residence to Portugal are entitled to tax free benefits […]

ALL PROPERTY OWNERS IN MADEIRA – SAVE MONEY AND OBTAIN YOUR ENERGY CERTIFICATE 

Madeira property owners are informed that as from the 1st December 2013 an “ENERGY PERFORMANCE CERTIFICATE” (“Certificado energético de imóveis) is obligatory and required prior to any property in Madeira being placed on the market for rental or for sale.  High penalties and fines are applicable if not obtained. New legislation requires that the proprietor […]

MADEIRA ISLAND NEWS – PROPERTY OWNERS IN PORTUGAL – “SIL” REPORT 

Latest statistics emerging from the recent Property Conference SIL held in Lisbon from the 9th – 13th October reveals that 41% of owners live in their own property without a mortgage and 44% live in their own property with a mortgage.  In 2011 there were more property owners in Portugal (which includes Madeira Island) without […]

INVEST IN PROPERTY IN MADEIRA ISLAND AND OBTAIN YOUR GOLDEN RESIDENCY PERMIT 

Investing in Property in Madeira Island, Portugal entitles non-European nationals to a Golden Residency Permit.  The minimum investment value on the acquisition of a property of your choice in Madeira, Portugal is €500 000;  holders of the permit and their immediate families may also gain access to Portuguese citizenship according to current legal provisions. Property […]