|Court rules short-term rental apartment owners don't need neighbours' permission|
The Association of Local Accommodation in Portugal (ALEP) announced today that the decision of the Supreme Court of Justice, that it is not necessary to get agreement from all apartment owners for one apartment or more to be let short-term to tourists, gives some legal stability to the sector.
The recent Supreme Court decision in favor of local accommodation flexibility concerns a case in Lisbon where apartment owners won a case against one apartment owner who was letting his property under the Alojamento Local (AL) scheme, claiming that they all had to agree before any lettings could take place.
|Alcoutim's smuggling festival a roaring success|
Against many odds, including the torrential rainfall, the 1st Festival of Smuggling held in Alcoutim was a roaring success with thousands of visitors from Spain and Portugal enjoying the two day event.
The council is delighted with the results, especially the with the floating bridge laid between Alcoutim and Sanlúcar de Guadiana on the Spanish side, which attracted around 10,000 people.
|Tsunami to hit the Algarve - but nobody knows when...|
A new documentary about a Mega-tsunami hitting Portugal and Spain has alerted those in its predicted path that there is little than can be done to avoid disaster, death and economic loss.
The question is not if, but when will the tsunami hit the southern coastline with the documentary La Gran Ola (The Great Wave) claiming that that there are no emergency plans in place in Spain or Portugal to deal with this scientific certainty.
|Portugal's postal rate hike set for April 4th|
Portugal’s Post Office service, CTT, is increase the cost of sending letters of up to 100 grammes as from April 4th.
According to CTT's new price information revealed today, a letter of up to 20 grammes sent by regular mail currently cost 47 cents but will go up to 50 cents as from next Tuesday.