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Forum: Portugal
Feb 1st 2023, 2:57 pm
Replies: 5
Views: 207
Posted By macliam

Re: Car boots in Portugal?

I think the key phrase from the above is "not a "thing" in Portuguese culture".

The assumption that all things are equal and can be compared with the UK (or anywhere else) is the first mistake. We...
Forum: Portugal
Jan 31st 2023, 8:14 pm
Replies: 7
Views: 226
Posted By macliam

Re: Buying ruins without spending a fortune on lawyer

If you think you are competent to ensure that there are no issues with the land in question, that the seller is able to sell (Portuguese inheritance laws are strict), that the neighbours have been...
Forum: Portugal
Jan 25th 2023, 4:56 pm
Replies: 25
Views: 802
Posted By macliam

Re: Land in portugal

If you think I was being "rude" then I suggest you stay well sheltered - I was pointing out the truth. If you took the time to read back through this forum you would find many, many people who seem...
Forum: Portugal
Jan 25th 2023, 1:47 pm
Replies: 25
Views: 802
Posted By macliam

Re: Land in portugal

Portugal has planning rules like the UK - do you think you could just rock up and build in the UK without permission?
Forum: Portugal
Jan 24th 2023, 7:27 pm
Replies: 6
Views: 271
Posted By macliam

Re: Agricultural sprayers licence

You might have to ask in Portuguese :eek:
Forum: Portugal
Jan 24th 2023, 7:55 am
Replies: 6
Views: 271
Posted By macliam

Re: Agricultural sprayers licence

Hardly surprising TBF - would you even ask the question anywhere else?
Forum: Portugal
Jan 21st 2023, 5:28 pm
Replies: 20
Views: 728
Posted By macliam

Re: Help Advice please

Which is why I deleted my post....
Forum: Portugal
Jan 11th 2023, 11:02 pm
Replies: 15
Views: 748
Posted By macliam

Re: Internet

....... and they never lie, eh? :getcoat:
Forum: Portugal
Jan 11th 2023, 7:40 pm
Replies: 6
Views: 359
Posted By macliam

Re: oranges

I absolutely agree with this....... I was going to suggest that the OP ask his neighbours. Don't underestimate the variations that locale and climate can cause..... I remember many years ago SWMBO...
Forum: Portugal
Jan 3rd 2023, 10:25 pm
Replies: 10
Views: 648
Posted By macliam

Re: New Roof

"According to Decree-Law No. 82/2021, which defines the Integrated Management System for Rural Homes in mainland Portugal, fines for non-compliance with offenses classified as “light” range from 150...
Forum: Portugal
Dec 30th 2022, 5:13 pm
Replies: 10
Views: 648
Posted By macliam

Re: New Roof

It's really difficult when dealing with planning permission, licences, etc. - but as a rule of thimb, anything that alters the size or external appearance of a building will probably need the work...
Forum: Portugal
Dec 30th 2022, 3:44 pm
Replies: 10
Views: 648
Posted By macliam

Re: New Roof

Sorry to sound the alarm bells, but if you are raising the roof height, AFAIK that is a structural change and will require planning consent...... certainly it will if it involves any changes the...
Forum: Portugal
Dec 29th 2022, 10:08 am
Replies: 10
Views: 648
Posted By macliam

Re: New Roof

I think you'll need to provide a heck of a lot more detail before anyone can really comment on that quote...... as you say it's on your house, I presume it is a replacement but this can range from...
Forum: Portugal
Dec 19th 2022, 6:03 pm
Replies: 19
Views: 855
Posted By macliam

Re: Dogs

Sorry, you are wrong on several counts.

Firstly, many Canils work with foreign veterinary volunteers to organize sterilization campaigns.... and there are those who a "licensed" by Camaras to...
Forum: Portugal
Dec 19th 2022, 9:56 am
Replies: 19
Views: 855
Posted By macliam

Re: Dogs

But it looks as if some members of our community blame the dogs, not the owners.

PS - dogs adopted into Germany and Sweden (in my experience) must be neutered - and the reason that they are sought...
Forum: Portugal
Dec 15th 2022, 8:59 pm
Replies: 19
Views: 855
Posted By macliam

Re: Dogs

It's an owned dog, therefore the only target is the owner. If there is a law, it is not enforced as a short time in any Portuguese town will show you. I'd also suggest that any letter submitted would...
Forum: Portugal
Dec 15th 2022, 7:17 pm
Replies: 19
Views: 855
Posted By macliam

Re: Dogs

Dogs that are owned are not strays...... believe me, there are enough issues with strays without confusing the two.

An owned dog that is not controlled is just that.... a stray dog has no recorded...
Forum: Portugal
Dec 15th 2022, 6:15 pm
Replies: 19
Views: 855
Posted By macliam

Re: Dogs

How many flats have a garden gate?
Forum: Portugal
Nov 30th 2022, 8:58 pm
Replies: 24
Views: 851
Posted By macliam

Re: Solar PV

I guessed this would happen when everyone was pushing pellet heaters. Like anything else, it's cheap when waste wood is being used.... but now they are cutting down trees to make pellets. Not exactly...
Forum: Portugal
Nov 28th 2022, 9:28 pm
Replies: 25
Views: 1,295
Posted By macliam

Re: new EDP prices from jan 2023

You will find that Portuguese companies don't have price increases, they have "actualização dos preços"..... a price actualization (update)..
Forum: Portugal
Nov 28th 2022, 7:31 pm
Replies: 25
Views: 1,295
Posted By macliam

Re: new EDP prices from jan 2023

:lol: ..... why is it they never get actualised downwards?
Forum: Portugal
Nov 19th 2022, 2:18 pm
Replies: 7
Views: 450
Posted By macliam

Re: Planning Permission/PIP

Calumny! They abide by the rules...... just not the rules you know about! :lol:
Forum: Portugal
Nov 15th 2022, 7:16 pm
Replies: 29
Views: 1,044
Posted By macliam

Re: Decent Bank

Yes there has been a vast improvement .... they're not allowed to smoke now. However, they still go to the same school of interpersonal skills as British waiters - developing the unerring ability to...
Forum: Portugal
Nov 11th 2022, 2:12 pm
Replies: 18
Views: 3,064
Posted By macliam

Re: Smelly Bathroom Drains

Obviously the incidence of good plumbers is low.

Mine looked at me as if I was mad when I insisted in individual traps..... what was he going to do with all his bendy tube?
Forum: Portugal
Nov 11th 2022, 1:55 pm
Replies: 18
Views: 3,064
Posted By macliam

Re: Smelly Bathroom Drains

I found that sealing the outlets in an unused bathroom with clingfilm stopped the smell (and prevents evaporation). However, I also resealed the toilet to the floor because I believe that the...
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