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CLG offers a discreet and personalised service that includes property procurement, acquisition and management for international investors and corporate clients seeking real-estate investment in Portugal.

We work closely with property specialists, attorneys, financial advisors and leading luxury service providers, to ensure that our discerning clientele receives a comprehensive service throughout.

Our Concierge Service provides lifestyle management and personal assistance for private or corporate investors, facilitating a continuous working relationship that goes beyond what most property specialists offer.

For further information regarding property investment in Portugal, please contact CLG to arrange a meeting with one of our consultants.

Portugal has become a very attractive country to relocate to, benefiting from free remittance of funds, the absence of wealth tax, a beneficial treatment of gifts and inheritances, a favorable residency permit that allows for free movement within the Schengen zone and the added possibility to apply for Portuguese nationality.

The NHR regime, which is granted for a period of 10 consecutive years, is a beneficial Personal Income Tax (PIT) regime, offering tax exemption for almost all foreign sources of income, and is available to individuals becoming Portuguese tax residents.

To be considered tax resident in Portugal, an individual must fulfill one of the following criteria within a given year:

A)  Remain in Portugal for a minimum of 183 days (not necessarily consecutive) per year

B)  Maintain a property throughout the year, which is considered as a permanent residence

Portugal has signed 71 double tax treaties (64 of which are in force), more than 50 investment protection agreements, 15 tax information exchange agreements, most of which are already in force (e.g. Bermuda, Cayman and Gibraltar) and several social security agreements.

As a Non Habitual Resident in Portugal, investors and HNWI’s are able to increase their wealth within a favorable tax environment, benefit from tax exemptions when dispersing their assets, savour retirement without the draining taxes on pensions, and pass on their estates and wealth to their families without gift or inheritance taxes.

For further information regarding the NHR regime, please contact CLG to arrange a meeting with one of our consultants.

Portugal, has become a leading destination for Non-European Union nationals to invest, since the Portuguese government introduced the special residency card for investors in 2012.

The Golden Visa, which is granted for a period of 5 years, enables citizens from outside the Schengen zone to live and invest in Portugal and travel freely within the Schengen countries.

To obtain the Golden Visa, an applicant must fulfill one of the following criteria:

  • Transfer of € 1m into Portugal
  • Acquisition of property valued at € 500k
  • Rehabilitation of heritage sites, or structures within historic areas valued at 350k 
  • Transfer of € 350k to be applied in scientific or technological research 
  • Transfer € 250k to be applied in support of artistic creation or cultural heritage 
  • Transfer € 500k destined to the acquisition of participation units in investment or venture capital funds 
  • Creation of a minimum of 10 new job positions 
  • Investors prepared to develop projects in areas of extremely low population density will receive a 20% reduction in expenses

Having fulfilled one of the above mentioned requirements, individuals may invest directly, or through a company that has its registered head office in Portugal.
When applying for a Golden Visa, and the investment is made through a company, the investment amount necessary must be proportional to the share capital held by the applicant.

For further information regarding Golden Visa’s, please contact CLG to arrange a meeting with one of our consultants.

CLG offers a unique selection of luxury properties for sale in the Algarve, which can be found along the coast, in private developments or within golfing resorts, offering exceptional facilities and a vast selection of local restaurants, entertainment, infrastructures and luxury services.

Large country estates are available in many inland areas, offering total seclusion, picturesque locations and outstanding natural beauty, ideal for those looking for a quiet escape from the popular tourist destinations near the beaches and resorts.

Commercial real-estate is available within the leading resorts, major cities, rural areas, and other strategic locations. We work closely with investors, providing unique access to alternative investment opportunities throughout Portugal.

Property in Lisbon and Porto is in high demand, having attracted a steady growth in foreign investment over the last few years. Investors can enjoy the benefits of these cosmopolitan city’s which offer outstanding services, vibrant nightlife, an excellent array of restaurants, entertainment, galleries, museums, and numerous international transport links.

Whatever your preference, we will help you find your perfect property and are committed to helping you make the most of your Investment in Portugal.

For further information regarding property procurement in Portugal, please contact CLG to arrange a meeting with one of our consultants.

CLG is dedicated to providing outstanding Property Management Services, assisting with all the mundane tasks that consume so much time.

We ensure properties are maintained to the highest standards, deal with bill payments, project-manage renovation or refurbishment projects, assist with interior design, organise and manage rentals, hire and manage staff for property maintenance, ensuring properties are always ready for our clients when they arrive.

Additionally, we provide Concierge Services tailored to our clients’ personal requirements.

For further information regarding Property Management, please contact CLG to arrange a meeting with one of our consultants.

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