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by julia
Fri Sep 17, 2004 8:04 am
Forum: Quinta do Paraiso
Topic: Villa Sao Jose
Replies: 4
Views: 7253

:) Thank you ktee that info is fine, we just now have to persuade the 17 year old that the night life of carvoeiro is on a par to that of vale do lobo - that may take some doing :roll: !
by julia
Tue Sep 14, 2004 5:33 pm
Forum: Quinta do Paraiso
Topic: Villa Sao Jose
Replies: 4
Views: 7253

Villa Sao Jose

Hi, having foolishly strayed away this summer :oops: and gone to vale do lobo we are looking to come back 'home' next' summer. Have found a villa with supeb views that is described as being near QDP and wondered if anyone knows of it and a better idea of location. many thanks Julia
by julia
Sun Mar 14, 2004 10:10 pm
Forum: Rocha Brava
Topic: Rocha Brava admin
Replies: 28
Views: 24241

although i don't know the exact details, you may be interested to know that a group of the larger villa owners are in the process of legally contesting the stranglehold the management tries to exercise. i think primarily they object to paying management\maintenance fees when no work has been done as...
by julia
Sun Oct 26, 2003 3:25 pm
Forum: Rocha Brava
Topic: Swimming Pools in Rocha Brava
Replies: 5
Views: 4014

:? I understood that the rectangular one is heated in the winter, although i have yet to try it out, could be wrong, often am :) julia ( lawyers permitting nearly an owner- hurray)
by julia
Sat Aug 30, 2003 10:05 pm
Forum: Food
Topic: revisiting restaurants
Replies: 7
Views: 3397

:D If you are talking about the Brasserie de Marinha, we 'discovered' whilst out there a week or so ago and it was sensational. The mousse appetiser was heaven and my son is now wanting carpaccio at home. I have to say that it wasn't cheap, but thoroughly worth it, we will definitely go back next vi...
by julia
Wed Aug 06, 2003 11:38 pm
Forum: Property owners forum / Portugal living.
Topic: lawyers
Replies: 3
Views: 1617

:) Thank you biffa, helpful as ever. from what you say things are pretty much in order with our lawyer - i have to say the fact that ' he who pays the bills' is one too and our guy is an ex pat seems to help :lol: your advice is very much appreciated, best wishes, julia
by julia
Sat Aug 02, 2003 9:53 am
Forum: Property owners forum / Portugal living.
Topic: lawyers
Replies: 3
Views: 1617

lawyers

could anyone please give us a rough idea as to what is a reasonable fee/percentage charged by a lawyer when purchasing a property - mind you is any fee they charge ever reasonable ? :lol: just want to check we are not be inordinately ripped off. thank you , julia
by julia
Sat Aug 02, 2003 9:29 am
Forum: Rocha Brava
Topic: management fees
Replies: 7
Views: 4286

Thank you very much notary ( mmm, is that name a bit of a give away i wonder :lol: ) there is an ongoing lawsuit and we have advised our lawyer of it. let's hope it doesn't spoil what we have waited so long for. As usual the forum continues to offer very kind and helpful advice, julia
by julia
Fri Jul 25, 2003 2:44 pm
Forum: General Carvoeiro
Topic: Anyone know of Hotel Carvoeiro Sol or Hotel Mirachoro Praia?
Replies: 36
Views: 4647

the train did use to stop at various points on route and was quite a fun alternative to taxi transport to the village ( if that is your idea of fun! the children loved it ) announcing it's arrival with the charming bell :lol: ( tongue in cheek ) , bring back jumbalino !
by julia
Wed Jul 16, 2003 5:05 pm
Forum: General Carvoeiro
Topic: Nightlife for teens
Replies: 16
Views: 3145

just a thought, but when we were out in june even the restaraunts we visited were checking the age of teenage drinkers with their families and those out on their own in the evenings were asked for proof of age if they did not look 16, indeed this has happened over the last few years to the disgust o...
by julia
Tue Jul 15, 2003 7:52 pm
Forum: Property owners forum / Portugal living.
Topic: IMI
Replies: 197
Views: 39303

:? don't say that!!! our mortgage application has just gone in to them, no mention has been made of any problem in our preliminary meetings, all has been very positive and encouraging. this buying abroad stuff is stressful enough as it is , what with all the tax changes and goal post moving, biffa a...
by julia
Tue Jul 15, 2003 7:58 am
Forum: Rocha Brava
Topic: management fees
Replies: 7
Views: 4286

Thanks Gambrinus, this is obviously one for the lawyers but it helps to know what to look out for, :) Julia
by julia
Sun Jul 13, 2003 9:48 pm
Forum: Rocha Brava
Topic: management fees
Replies: 7
Views: 4286

management fees

:? we are hopefully in the process of buying a villa on rb :D but the vendor informs us that they and 15 others are in dispute with rb over a management fee levied for non existent work. could anyone confirm what sort of fees they pay rb , or whether ( and which ) management company they use instead...
by julia
Thu Jun 26, 2003 7:51 pm
Forum: Property owners forum / Portugal living.
Topic: Mortgage
Replies: 15
Views: 4759

:o hi inga, we are in the process of trying to buy in portugal and have so far found tota acores very helpful indeed, a good point with them is that the mortgage is raised against the portugese property , not your english home . we have been speaking to simon perks in london ( i think, could confirm...
by julia
Sat Jun 14, 2003 2:57 pm
Forum: General Carvoeiro
Topic: Car rental in Faro/Carvoeiro Searching Best offers
Replies: 8
Views: 2236

:D wish we had discovered this before we booked our august hols, we used it on our flying visit 3 weeks ago and it was a brilliant service, no having to get on a minibus- your car is in the car park outside - simple and staight forward, although we did have to ask around to find the rep as we couldn...