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Navigating Changes in Short-Term Rental Licenses for Apartments: A Comprehensive Guide

In light of recent regulatory developments, Palm Properties Portugal aims to shed light on the evolving landscape of short-term rental licenses, specifically the implications for apartments, post the enactment of Law 567/2023 on October 7, 2023.


New Short Rental licenses for apartments are no longer permitted, and the ownership of existing licenses cannot be transferred, even in the event of a property sale.

Geographical Restrictions

These regulatory changes are particularly relevant in municipalities characterized by high density, notably in coastal and Algarve regions. Consequently, properties affected by this restriction, including those listed on popular platforms such as Airbnb and, face limitations in their short-term rental potential.

Guidance for Future Investments

For those seeking properties with short-term rental potential, acquiring a property with an AL license requires careful consideration and professional guidance. Engaging a legal professional, such as a lawyer or solicitador, is advisable to navigate the intricacies of the licensing process.

Exploring Alternatives

As an alternative, prospective investors may explore properties in resorts/condominiums with existing rental licenses (AT or CT). Palm Properties Portugal is currently showcasing an enticing opportunity with PrimeLife Development in Carvoeiro, Algarve, ideal for those interested in rental investments.

Expert Advice and Market Insights

Our dedicated team at Palm Properties Portugal is well-equipped to provide expert advice on the short-term rental market statistics for Algarve areas. By offering insights into market trends, we aim to empower our clients with the knowledge needed to make informed investment decisions.
In conclusion, while the regulatory changes may pose challenges, they also present opportunities for strategic investments. Palm Properties Portugal remains committed to assisting you in navigating these changes and finding the right investment solutions tailored to your goals.
For further information and personalized guidance, please feel free to contact our team. We are here to help you make informed decisions in this evolving real estate landscape.

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