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by steve
Sat Jan 23, 2021 2:26 pm
Forum: Property owners forum / Portugal living.
Topic: Cecol Accountants
Replies: 21
Views: 971

Re: Cecol Accountants

Good luck getting your digital key to work. I have been on two occasions to my nearest Espaço Cidadao to try and sort the problem out but despite going through the registration process I can't get access. I believe that these offices are now only open to visits by appointment under the latest restri...
by steve
Mon Nov 23, 2020 6:06 pm
Forum: General Carvoeiro
Topic: Sneaky addition to Covid-19 rules
Replies: 4
Views: 759

Re: Sneaky addition to Covid-19 rules

Sorry I missed out an important word. The weekend restrictions apply of course to the very high and extreme categories and not the high category.
by steve
Mon Nov 23, 2020 12:21 pm
Forum: General Carvoeiro
Topic: Sneaky addition to Covid-19 rules
Replies: 4
Views: 759

Re: Sneaky addition to Covid-19 rules

Under the latest decree there are now four categories of risk - moderate, high, very high and extreme. The weekend restriction on travel only applies to municpalities in the high and extreme categories. Lagoa is in the high risk category as is Portimao. Silves is in the moderate category. A useful S...
by steve
Fri Aug 21, 2020 12:14 pm
Forum: General Carvoeiro
Topic: Use of cash
Replies: 12
Views: 1855

Re: Use of cash

The privacy laws in Portugal limit the use of cameras to film people without their permission so maybe this is a consideration. I would have liked to install a dashcam in my car but it is illegal to capture images of the public road let alone other vehicles and their drivers.
by steve
Fri Aug 21, 2020 12:11 pm
Forum: General Carvoeiro
Topic: Use of cash
Replies: 12
Views: 1855

Re: Use of cash

The privacy laws in Portugal limit the use that can legally be made of cameras to film people so maybe that is a consideration. You can't even legally film the public road with a dashcam let alone other vehicles and their drivers.
by steve
Tue Jul 28, 2020 9:25 pm
Forum: General Carvoeiro
Topic: Fibre optic broadband
Replies: 13
Views: 2568

Re: Fibre optic broadband

A technician duly appeared today and belatedly the cables were put underground and the internet was reconnected. I think that MEO must temporarlily boost your speed after their work because when I ran a speed check I got 216 gps dowload and 119 gbs upload. Finally got the car back onto the property ...
by steve
Thu Jul 23, 2020 11:43 am
Forum: General Carvoeiro
Topic: Fibre optic broadband
Replies: 13
Views: 2568

Re: Fibre optic broadband

In the absence of any action I visited the MEO shop again on Monday with photos of the hole in my drive and the cable going over the ground up to my house.One of their agents filed a further report on their computer system and also advised me to phone the helpline to complain. I phoned up and after ...
by steve
Sat Jul 18, 2020 1:08 pm
Forum: General Carvoeiro
Topic: Fibre optic broadband
Replies: 13
Views: 2568

Re: Fibre optic broadband

My son and I visited the MEO shop in Portimao on 13 July and filled in a complaint form. This was not the Complaints Book because we were advised that it would take weeks to get an answer but an internal complaints process which we were told would guarantee a response in 3 days. The only response wa...
by steve
Sat Jul 11, 2020 3:59 pm
Forum: General Carvoeiro
Topic: Fibre optic broadband
Replies: 13
Views: 2568

Re: Fibre optic broadband

Typical MEO. 9 days later they still have not returned to run the cable underground despite phone calls and visits from my son. One car cannot get off the property and one cannot get on! Off to Portimao to sign the complaints book on Monday.
by steve
Mon Jul 06, 2020 5:43 pm
Forum: General Carvoeiro
Topic: Fibre optic broadband
Replies: 13
Views: 2568

Re: Fibre optic broadband

I live off Rua do Brasil near the dangerous cross roads and after a couple of false starts I finally got my MEO fibre installed last week. The speed is excellent and I am currently getting upload and download speeds of around 120 mbps compared with my previous speed of 9 or 10 mbps at a lower monthl...
by steve
Tue Nov 19, 2019 5:47 pm
Forum: Property owners forum / Portugal living.
Topic: Polishing Stone floors
Replies: 4
Views: 1737

Re: Polishing Stone floors

Stone floors can be polished fairly easily. You can see examples on YouTube. I bought a second hand buffing machine and 3 diamond cutting pads to cut the surface back to a smooth finish . I then polished it up to a bright shine with some yellow powder called Mira Dust. The results I obtained were be...
by steve
Thu Oct 31, 2019 5:37 pm
Forum: Property owners forum / Portugal living.
Topic: Villa insurance
Replies: 6
Views: 2494

Re: Villa insurance

I insure through Medal with Hiscox which used to be UK based but set up a Luxembourg based subsidiary in anticipation of Brexit and my policy is with that subsidiary. Cover is good and prices have not risen much in the 15 years I have been with them. More importantly they settled my claims for burgl...
by steve
Mon Sep 23, 2019 12:05 am
Forum: Property owners forum / Portugal living.
Topic: Tv
Replies: 2
Views: 1744

Re: Tv

It depends who you are using to get your IPTV feed. I have two. One for my TV and another for my computer. One has gone but the other still works.
by steve
Mon Apr 08, 2019 10:53 pm
Forum: Property owners forum / Portugal living.
Topic: UK nationals' rights in the event of a no deal Brexit
Replies: 0
Views: 4568

UK nationals' rights in the event of a no deal Brexit

The Portuguese Government has recently passed a law guaranteeing the rights of UK nationals resident in Portugal in the event of a no deal Brexit.

See https://www.algarvedailynews.com/news/1 ... -nationals
by steve
Mon Apr 01, 2019 5:16 pm
Forum: Property owners forum / Portugal living.
Topic: IMI
Replies: 14
Views: 3965

Re: IMI

Now that you mention it I have not yet received any IMI demand. Perhaps there has been a delay in issuing them this year and that this is why the records show that you don't currently owe anything.