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Posted by portugalpress on November 23, 2017

Dear Editor,

Like an apparently increasing number of UK residents, we’re interested in taking up residency in Portugal, primarily for the better weather and its unique Non-Habitual Residency tax-free status.

With this in mind, we’re presently long-term renting in the Algarve and are talking to a number of UK expats here about the merits, and demerits, of their Algarve experiences.

Surprisingly, the consensus seems to be that Portugal, for expats, is a bureaucratic nightmare where all sorts of rules, regulations and delays dictate! Examples like complications concerning driving non-Portuguese cars in Portugal to successfully qualifying for the NHR tax-free status - these are just some of the instances quoted.

Could this be true when potential expats look “under the surface” of all the sales hype?

TOM AND JULIE FLINGAT
Liverpool

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