We came to Portugal to purchase a house after a few months of research and expected the process to be difficult enough, especially with our inability to speak Portuguese.
However, we were fortunate enough to find ourselves at Chavetejo in Tomar and all of our fears melted away. Prior to even showing us any properties they cam with us to the tax office to get our fiscal numbers (one hour and 6.80€ each); introduced us to the very helpful, efficient and English speaking bank manager, who opened a bank account for us on the spot (two hours), and only then took us to look at properties having first made sure the properties we went to view would meet our personal criteria. All this with no guarantee that we might buy.
As it happens we found the perfect property (on day two) through Chavetejo and the helpfulness, kindness and efficiency that Nicky,
Derek and Claudia and all the staff have shown us has enabled us to complete our purchase within two weeks of arriving in Portugal.
We cannot recommend their services highly enough and even now after completion nothing has been too much trouble and they have continued to give us every assistance possible. We congratulate them all on their superb service.
Ian and Jenny Neville, formerly of Ireland