From the Blog

Why Get a Property Manager in Praia da Luz

Property Management might sound like a general purpose catch-phrase, but essentially it is a care taker service were sometimes its just a simple process of keeping the house safe, secure, clean with all its bills paid, but other times like if you want to rent your property involves a lot[…]

All About Property Energy Performance Certificate

Resulting from the European Union Directive 2002/91/EC relating to the energy performance of buildings, the Property Energy Performance Certificates have become law in Portugal as well and a necessity for every property (there are a couple of exemptions for old or historic building), the goal is one of reducing carbon[…]

Luz Choices Buy and Sell Properties in Praia da Luz

Luz Management is now in partnership with Luz Choices a Real Estate in Praia da Luz, providing a full range of property services for home owners and future home owners. Luz Choices provides a brand and fresh look for Real Estate on Western Algarve, a fully integrated concept not only[…]

Preparing a Property for Winter

Preparing a home for winter depends a lot of course on the location, here in Praia da Luz in the Algarve, we tend to have mild Winters with some rain, especially in Spring, also although some properties are used all year round (for long term winter lets and small vacations)[…]

Property Security Checkist

This a simplified version of our own checklist (that includes other things specific to holiday properties or owners), but its always a good idea to do it in your own house, at least yearly so you have a good idea of the condition and if you need to plan some[…]

Why Separate Websites are a Good Choice

Having multiple websites tends to not be the wisest choice, since its harder to focus your time and resources, so why did we create Luz Management? And why it could be a good idea for you to create separation as well! First its Audience Luz Holidays is a perfect vehicle[…]

Tips to Prepare a Holiday Home

Something we occasionally encounter is a home owner that thinks their home is ready for renting, it does take some time to prepare a home to be able to accommodate other people safely and under the law, although what we do and recommend to a client is a bit more[…]

New Luz Management

About time, we were hoping to improve the site for quite some time, but as with any business, there are priorities and in our case our main rental site and our clients had to come first! So its with great pleasure that we unveil our brand new property management site,[…]

Tips for a New Homeowner

So you just acquired a new Home, congratulations! Here are some things you should consider now that you are a new Homeowner. Don’t Overspend of Furniture and Remodeling – Simple as that, its not a priority even though sometimes it seems so, you already spent a lot of money, keeping[…]

What is the IMI

IMI (Imposto Municipal sobre Imóveis) is the name of the Property Tax in Portugal, it underwent severe modification in recent years, so here are a few tips and explanations to better understand the IMI tax. What is the IMI? Its a tax levied on the taxable value of immovable property[…]