THE DOCUMENTS NEEDED TO FINALISE A PROPERTY PHURCASE
THE MAIN DOCUMENTS REQUIRED TO PURCHASE A PROPERTY ARE:
1) Land Registry Certificate (Certidão do Registo Predial) The information made available by the land registry tells you about the composition of a certain building, the legitimacy of the person intending to sell the property and the types of encumbrance that may affect it (mortgages, collateral, etc).The land registry certificate may be requested in person, at any land registry office (Conservatória do Registo Predial), or in digital format hrough the Predial Online website.
2)Title Certificate (Caderneta Predial) This document may be requested from any tax office. It contains information about the property's tax situation and can be used to find out which entity is responsible for meeting fiscal obligations related to the property. Property owners can get the title certificates for their properties from the tax authority website.
3) Usage Licence (Licença de Utilização) This document certifies the intended use of the property as also that it is suitable for its licensed purpose. This licence must be requested from the City Council of the district where the property is located.
4) Housing Technical Datasheet (Ficha Técnica de Habitação) The Housing Technical Datasheet is a document that describes the main technical and functional characteristics of a property. It must be requested directly from the City Council of the district where the property is located. 5) Energy Certificate (Certificado Energético) This must be submitted by the property owner along with the purchase agreement.This document contains information about the energy consumption of the property. This document is registered in a digital system managed by the ADENE and It is valid for a period of 10 years. After the expiration date, the new owner will have to apply for its renewal.