Since deciding to retire early and move to central Portugal eighteen months ago my wife Jane and I had been in constant contact with Nicky and Derek at Chavetejo who have always replied to our emails promptly and answered all our numerous questions with honesty and integrity.
Before arrival we drew up a shortlist of properties to view around the Tomar area and as soon as we arrived in Tomar we called in to
the Chavetejo office and met the team, Nicky/Derek and Claudia who was later to become invaluable when going through the process of buying our house.
We were taken to view several properties in the region but unfortunately there didn’t seem to be any that caught our eye, but Nicky and the team told us to be patient and not to buy something that wasn’t right for us……….No pressure to buy was ever put on us by Chavetejo, so we waited.
We eventually found “our” house some distance away from Tomar and although this distance meant we could no longer deal directly with the Tomar team they still showed all the enthusiasm and willingness to work for us in an effort to make the sale as smooth as possible.
Chavetejo arranged for a Portuguese lady who lived locally to see us through the daunting task of getting connected to the utilities and visiting the various departments where our lack of the Portuguese language would have proved a big obstacle. On our behalf this lady has also arranged a builder and other tradesmen for us and she has now become a firm friend of ours.
And so to the actual signing at the Notary, where Claudia as mentioned before became invaluable as she calmly explained the proceedings and led us through the procedure until we came out the other end as proud owners of our bit of Portugal.
Many thanks to all at Chavetejo for looking after us.
Bob and Jane Dennis (and Diezel the Dog), formerly of UK