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Living in Portugal: Teach Yourself

by Peter MacBride

ISBN: 9781444105797
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Looking for a guide to the practicalities of living in Portugal? Whether you need to know how to find a plumber, what the c mara is there for or how to get permission to renovate, this practical illustrated book is for you. And its accompanying CD gives you all the language skills you need to communicate with the locals.
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ISBN: 9781444105797
ANNOTATION:
Looking for a guide to the practicalities of living in Portugal? Whether you need to know how to find a plumber, what the c mara is there for or how to get permission to renovate, this practical illustrated book is for you. And its accompanying CD gives you all the language skills you need to communicate with the locals.

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Looking for a guide to the practicalities of living in Portugal? Whether you need to know how to find a plumber, what the c mara is there for or how to get permission to renovate, this practical illustrated book is for you. And its accompanying CD gives you all the language skills you need to communicate with the locals.

Publisher Description

Looking for a guide to the practicalities of living in Portugal? Whether you need to know how to find a plumber, what the camara is there for or how to get permission to renovate, this practical illustrated book is for you. And its accompanying audio gives you all the language skills you need to communicate with the locals.

It is difficult to quantify how many Brits are currently looking to buy a second home in Portugal, but judging by the number of television programmes featuring people hoping to move to Italy either permanently or to buy a holiday home there, the number must be significant.

Every home owner has to go through the process of searching for property and buying it; most new and existing owners will be renovating or redecorating at some point and this will involve dealing with tradesmen and/or suppliers. For this, these homebuyers will need to understand at least the basics of Portuguese property law, house construction, building, plumbing, electrical systems etc, and they need to know not only the words but how the systems work. Living in Portugal gives the explanations and vocabulary for each aspect of finding, buying, renovating and living in a house in Portugal.

In addition to approximately 120 labelled illustrations, the book has audio which gives the pronunciation and practice of the necessary vocabulary. Download our free app, Teach Yourself Library, from the App Store or Google Play to access the free audio.

Author Biography

Peter MacBride is a successful author who writes from his own experience of buying a home abroad. Nat MacBride studied Portuguese to degree level. Bill and Isa Reed run a hotel in Portugal. Isa is a native speaker of Portuguese.

Table of Contents

preface / a pesquisa ¿ the search / almost the same¿ / define your search / searching through the web / os agentes imobiliários ¿ estate agents / search on the ground / new houses / inspection tours / lexicon: a pesquisa ¿ the search / agente imobiliário abbreviations / lexicon: os tipos de vivendas ¿ types of property / lexicon: as divisões e as características ¿ rooms / found it? / English¿Portuguese quick reference / a venda ¿ the sale / almost the same¿ / a propriedade e a lei ¿ ownership and the law / a compra duma propriedade nova ¿ buying a new prop / a oferta de compra ¿ the purchase offer / contract / lexicon: o contrato ¿ the contract / finance / a escritura ¿ the deed of sale / fees and charges / lexicon: a venda ¿ the sale / os serviços ¿ services / lexicon: os serviços ¿ services / English¿Portuguese quick reference / as obras ¿ building work / almost the same¿ / check at the câmara (town hall) / PDM ¿ the town planning brief / a licença de obras ¿ the building permit /

Review

"A useful addition to your bookshelves, whatever your knowledge of Portuguese" - The Anglo-Portuguese Society

"Brilliant" - Portugal Magazine

Long Description

Looking for a guide to the practicalities of living in Portugal? Whether you need to know how to find a plumber, what the c mara is there for or how to get permission to renovate, this practical illustrated book is for you. And its accompanying CD gives you all the language skills you need to communicate with the locals.

Review Quote

"A useful addition to your bookshelves, whatever your knowledge of Portuguese" - The Anglo-Portuguese Society"Brilliant" - Portugal Magazine

Promotional "Headline"

Make yourself at home in Portugal!

Product Details

Series
Teach Yourself Buying A Home
ISBN-10
1444105795
ISBN-13
9781444105797
Format
Book & Merchandise
Author
Peter MacBride
Media
Book
Country of Publication
United Kingdom
Short Title
LIVING IN PORTUGAL
Language
English
Pages
208
Illustrations
120
Publisher
John Murray Press
Audience
General/Trade
Year
2010
Publication Date
2010-11-26