When buying or selling in Portugal, it’s necessary to get the ‘Certidão Permanente’ of the property, amongst many other documents. Find out all about it!
The ‘Certidão Permanente’ is a document required to confirm the legal ownership of the property, stating the location, identity of all owners, associated charges, such as the existence of liens, mortgages or usufructs. This document is mandatory for the purchase, rental or sale of a property and serves as proof before any public or private entity. It includes registrations already made in the past, but also those that are pending.
Online, at the Land Registry website, at a Land Registry office, at a Citizen Shop (‘Loja do Cidadão’) or in a ‘Espaço Registos’.
You must indicate some information such as the district, municipality and parish, as well as the description number of the land. And in the case of an autonomous fraction, the letter/number that individualizes it.
The notary, registrar or lawyer requires this access on the day of the Deed in order to confirm the identity of the current owner. Also to see if no encumbrances have been registered recently that could alter the business.
It costs €15.00 and the access code is valid for 6 months and is always up to date and available through the internet.
On the online platform or in person. Since the certificate is valid for six months, you must renew it in the last month before it expires.
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