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by Farol
Wed Apr 29, 2020 11:36 am
Forum: Property owners forum / Portugal living.
Topic: Electricity
Replies: 5
Views: 1248

Re: Electricity

You say that 6.9kva is not sufficient. Are you actually having a problem? We have a 2 bed townhouse with aircon in lounge and master bedroom and all the normal appliances: dishwasher, washing machine, electric oven, extractor fan, microwave, fridge freezer, kettle, coffee machine, TV, sat box, etc. ...
by Farol
Mon Apr 20, 2020 12:12 pm
Forum: Property owners forum / Portugal living.
Topic: Winter heating
Replies: 13
Views: 1376

Re: Winter heating

I also have a 2 bed townhouse. I used to use oil filled rads and they were fine but slow to raise the temperature when we arrived, although held it well once the place was up to temp. They are cheap and easy to buy and I would not expect them to be any more expensive to run than wafer rads as they a...
by Farol
Fri Mar 27, 2020 11:30 am
Forum: Property owners forum / Portugal living.
Topic: Covid 19 Isolation
Replies: 18
Views: 3718

Re: Covid 19 Isolation

My understanding is also that if you travel against the Gov advice then you are not eligible for the rescue flights that Easyjet are organising for their travellers that are stranded. When I checked Easyjet a couple of days ago the only flights from Faro were to Gatwick - all other destinations had ...
by Farol
Fri Mar 20, 2020 12:11 am
Forum: Property owners forum / Portugal living.
Topic: cutting board for fabric
Replies: 3
Views: 1155

Re: cutting board for fabric

It's on the N125 just pasr the Faticil park. Large building with a big sign on it. Used to be diy store a few years ago
by Farol
Thu Mar 19, 2020 12:22 am
Forum: Property owners forum / Portugal living.
Topic: cutting board for fabric
Replies: 3
Views: 1155

Re: cutting board for fabric

Try thr chinese hypermarket at Lagoa or Staples at Parchel.
by Farol
Mon Oct 28, 2019 12:56 pm
Forum: Property owners forum / Portugal living.
Topic: painting the exterior
Replies: 10
Views: 2262

Re: painting the exterior

My advice would be to go for a Portuguese paint designed for the temperature and humidy changes that you find in the Algarve which UK paints are not designed for. Also go for one that is "plastico" as it will cover small cracks in the render. Make sure you check the claimed life of the paint - some ...
by Farol
Fri Jun 07, 2019 7:28 pm
Forum: General Carvoeiro
Topic: NEWSLETTER
Replies: 10
Views: 2849

Re: NEWSLETTER

Surely Steen or one of the moderators could update us.
by Farol
Fri May 10, 2019 8:24 am
Forum: Property owners forum / Portugal living.
Topic: Air conditioning installer recommendation
Replies: 5
Views: 1760

Re: Air conditioning installer recommendation

Does anyone know the status of Mr Cool?
by Farol
Tue May 07, 2019 8:13 am
Forum: Property owners forum / Portugal living.
Topic: Rogue lawyer - yet another one!
Replies: 2
Views: 1662

Re: Rogue lawyer - yet another one!

If he/she was a genuine lawyer then they should have a professional body that regulated them and that body should be able to help you. Also speak to the equivalent of trading standards.
by Farol
Thu Apr 18, 2019 11:05 am
Forum: Property owners forum / Portugal living.
Topic: IMI
Replies: 10
Views: 2720

Re: IMI

The first set of invoices have now been issued for payment during May. Looking on-line it also shows when the second payment will be due and this is shown as November.
by Farol
Thu Apr 04, 2019 10:51 pm
Forum: Property owners forum / Portugal living.
Topic: IMI
Replies: 10
Views: 2720

Re: IMI

Just found this http://info.portaldasfinancas.gov.pt/pt ... amento.pdf on the Financas web site. It confirms May for the first installment but also says August for the second :?
by Farol
Mon Apr 01, 2019 5:08 pm
Forum: Property owners forum / Portugal living.
Topic: IMI
Replies: 10
Views: 2720

IMI

I normally receive a bill for IMI in March that needs to be paid by the end of April. However I have just checked my account on the Financas on-line site and it says "Contribuinte sem notas de cobranca no Imposto Municipal Sobre Imoveis", i.e. nothing is due. The same is shown on my wife's account. ...
by Farol
Thu Feb 07, 2019 10:25 am
Forum: General Carvoeiro
Topic: Update webcam
Replies: 8
Views: 16055

Re: Update webcam

Alternative camera available here:
https://beachcam.meo.pt/livecams/

Carvoeiro is half way down the righthand column. Once loaded it streams live video.
by Farol
Wed Feb 06, 2019 6:36 pm
Forum: Restaurant reviews
Topic: Open restaurants this weekend
Replies: 3
Views: 1634

Re: Open restaurants this weekend

O Encontro
by Farol
Sun Feb 03, 2019 8:43 pm
Forum: General Carvoeiro
Topic: Music
Replies: 1
Views: 735

Re: Music

When?