Usucapio (adverse possession), from the Latin usucapio: “to acquire by use”, is a form of acquisition of the property rights in function of having used or occupied a property continuously and unquestionably as if the holder were the real owner. In English Common Law, the equivalent of usucapio is commonly referred to as “adverse possession”. Continue reading
Even though the cost of housing keeps going up, home acquisition continues to be the favourite option in Portugal. With interest rates low and credit easing up again, looking for a home to live in is synonymous with buying. Less than 25% of Portuguese choose to let their homes.