We made a list for you of the expenses involved when buying in Portugal. Please keep in mind that laws and rates are subject to change over time. Always ask us for a detailed quotation of all costs involved before starting the buying process to know exactly what to expect.
- Transmission Tax (IMT)
For urban construction this is 1% of the purchase value (until € 92,000) and any value above that is charged with 2%. Rural land is charged with 5% of the purchase value. Industrial building are charged with 6,5% of the purchase value.
Example: when you buy a house of € 90,000 the IMT will be 1%: € 900
When you buy a piece of land of € 25,000 the IMT will be 5%: € 1,250
If you buy a mixed property (both with registered house and land) the notary will assign a value to the house and the land and charge the accompanying taxes.
- Stamp Tax (Imposto de selo)
This tax is 0,08% of the purchase value.
Your property need to be registered on your name after the deed. Costs of this registration will vary for urban articles and rural articles. Costs per article are between: € 250,- and € 500,-
- Purchase Assistance Package
In all cases it is advised to ask a lawyer to help you with your property purchase. Ask her to find out if there is a mortgage on the property, if there are any issues with registration/owners, unpaid property taxes, illegal buildings, etc. Make sure the lawyer speaks and writes in good English so she can translate the contracts and all other important documents for you. If you hire the expert team of Home Key Portugal we can offer you full assistance for € 750,- https://homekeyportugal.com/full-purchase-package/
- Solicitor / Notary Costs
The solicitor / notary assembles all paper work and makes the promissory contract and final purchase contract. She schedules the day and time of the escritura, where the seller and buyer come together to sign the purchase contract. These costs are around € 500,-