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Forum: Portugal
Sep 5th 2018, 1:01 pm
Replies: 20
Views: 1,819
Posted By bejaboz

Re: Portuguese Wiil

Matthew,

It depends on your personal circumstances whether IHT is a factor, but if the two countries assets total in excess of the IHT no tax amount it could be, then splitting the assets in the...
Forum: Portugal
Sep 4th 2018, 8:09 am
Replies: 20
Views: 1,819
Posted By bejaboz

Re: Portuguese Wiil

Matthew,

Our lawyer suggested we use our UK wills translated into Portuguese to ease the process should they unfortunately be required and you still have assets in PT when you pass on. We did this...
Forum: Portugal
Aug 16th 2018, 12:34 pm
Replies: 0
Views: 244
Posted By bejaboz

CGD Bank Card

Hi, can anyone confirm if a CGD bank card is acceptable in Spanish Banks, specifically Menorca, for withdrawing cash?

Thanks
Forum: Portugal
Jun 4th 2018, 12:57 pm
Replies: 45
Views: 3,843
Posted By bejaboz

Re: It's time to get out of UK...

I wish you well, PT is a great place to live and bring up children compared with the UK, but unless you have significant financial resources, finding decent paid work is difficult, especially without...
Forum: Portugal
May 24th 2018, 12:21 pm
Replies: 74
Views: 6,929
Posted By bejaboz

Re: Transferring money to Portuguese bank account

If you use one of the established exchange companies, you can't go far wrong.
We've used World First for a number of years Sterling to Euros and recently the reverse after we sold our property in...
Forum: Portugal
May 3rd 2018, 12:33 pm
Replies: 18
Views: 4,694
Posted By bejaboz

Re: Fiscal Representative

We have no income in PT and are not residents and have never required a fiscal rep since the legal requirement stopped some years ago. We've never submitted a nil tax return or been requested to do...
Forum: Portugal
May 3rd 2018, 7:44 am
Replies: 20
Views: 1,819
Posted By bejaboz

Re: Portuguese Wiil

I believe this is true with PT law when someone dies. If there's property involved it potentially can cover almost everyone in the family wanting a share.
Forum: Portugal
May 2nd 2018, 12:48 pm
Replies: 20
Views: 1,819
Posted By bejaboz

Re: Portuguese Wiil

When we had our wills completed two years ago. Our PT lawyer advised us a British will is lawful in PT, but recommended it be translated into Portuguese as a will in English can cause difficulties...
Forum: Portugal
Apr 5th 2018, 11:53 am
Replies: 18
Views: 4,694
Posted By bejaboz

Re: Fiscal Representative

We were non residents for nearly ten years and never used a fiscal representative, total waste of money when all they do is pay your bills and as Mac and Mabel have said. it doesn't sound like you...
Forum: Portugal
Mar 16th 2018, 11:14 am
Replies: 29
Views: 2,069
Posted By bejaboz

Re: Satellite TV

Up until we left PT last year, we'd had our dish re-aligned the previous year to the satellite channel that provides UK TV for the armed forces overseas. Only the usual UK terrestrial programmes,...
Forum: Portugal
Mar 15th 2018, 12:05 pm
Replies: 21
Views: 1,525
Posted By bejaboz

Re: Can you drink the water?

Lots of publicity in the UK today about micro plastic particles in bottled water???
Forum: Portugal
Jan 22nd 2018, 11:37 am
Replies: 9
Views: 766
Posted By bejaboz

Re: Car hire questions on insurance and UK licence

I'd recommend you contact Price List - Auto Season (http://www.autoseason.com/)


Medium sized company meet you at the airport, rates competitive and always very helpful. We've been using them for...
Forum: Portugal
Jan 19th 2018, 7:54 am
Replies: 9
Views: 991
Posted By bejaboz

Re: Carnival 2018

Somerset carnivals aren't religion related as far as I'm aware, more likely pagan ;)
Forum: Portugal
Jan 18th 2018, 10:41 am
Replies: 5
Views: 794
Posted By bejaboz

Re: New Portuguese car

After 70 in UK, you need to renew licence every 3 years and complete a medical questionnaire.
Forum: Portugal
Jan 18th 2018, 10:33 am
Replies: 9
Views: 991
Posted By bejaboz

Re: Carnival 2018

The carnival season in Somerset is traditionally in November related in part to the Guy Fawkes celebrations. The season includes illuminated float processions held at various towns in Somerset over a...
Forum: Portugal
Jan 16th 2018, 11:01 am
Replies: 36
Views: 2,257
Posted By bejaboz

Re: EDP disconnection charge

I'm sure they checked it out when the meter reader was in the area, plus they could compare it with previous years to check its likelihood for being correct. They have our bank details and we paid by...
Forum: Portugal
Jan 16th 2018, 10:45 am
Replies: 3
Views: 482
Posted By bejaboz

Re: need a library or somwhere to print documents

Our local library had internet access, but didn't offer any print facilities. We found a local computer dealer who offered internet access and also provided access to a printer.
Forum: Portugal
Jan 16th 2018, 10:40 am
Replies: 36
Views: 2,257
Posted By bejaboz

Re: EDP disconnection charge

Can you not notify EDP online? We renewed our contract with them from the UK online and it was surprisingly easy. When we sold our property last year we dealt with EDP online for meter readings and...
Forum: Portugal
Jan 12th 2018, 1:36 pm
Replies: 14
Views: 738
Posted By bejaboz

Re: How to search for jobs?!

I'd agree with your advice if the degree is what is considered "soft" ones. But for law, accountancy and science etc. the opportunities for higher salaries are much better.


My two granddaughters...
Forum: Portugal
Jan 12th 2018, 1:27 pm
Replies: 9
Views: 639
Posted By bejaboz

Re: Has anyone used GCEN Currency Services

You might also consider World First. Long established, competitive, reliable and first class service
Forum: Portugal
Oct 4th 2017, 12:53 pm
Replies: 15
Views: 1,474
Posted By bejaboz

Re: A reliable bank with internet banking ?

If you want a Portuguese bank, any of the large well established ones offer online banking, but if you also need to use a branch, the branches in smaller towns are often short on English speaking...
Forum: Portugal
Jul 19th 2017, 9:39 am
Replies: 15
Views: 1,128
Posted By bejaboz

Re: GNR House Registration

I thought "somos preperados" translated to "we are prepared" :confused:
Forum: Portugal
Jul 19th 2017, 9:31 am
Replies: 4
Views: 581
Posted By bejaboz

Re: Car rental Algarve albufeira area

We have used Auto Season for several years and they offer a very good service at competitive prices. The manager is Luis Romeira, phone 00351 281 957 327, but if you want a car in the main season it...
Forum: Portugal
Jun 14th 2017, 1:35 pm
Replies: 23
Views: 2,280
Posted By bejaboz

Re: Looking to retire to Portugal - but where?

I'd agree with mfesharne and ouriquejan. Lower Alentejo is very pleasant and much lower in costs compared to Algarve both for property and living.


Vey friendly local people and not too far if...
Forum: Portugal
Apr 20th 2017, 7:42 am
Replies: 72
Views: 10,565
Posted By bejaboz

Re: IMI Payment

Hi, you're definitely being taken advantage of, as it's a 5 minute job to pay IMI, as quanh has described with your online banking and a bank card.
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