Buying a house in Pera - do we need an architect?
Hi all, we are in the process of buying a villa in Pera but we are worried about a golf course and hotel complex that has planning permission nearby (between Salgados lagoon and the town of Armação de Pera). We have researched on line but what we really need to do is to find out how we can get a copy of the plans to see how it might affect our villa. Our solicitor says it is not something they can help with, but an architect may be able to help. If you can help with any of my questions below then I would appreciate it:
1. Do we need to employ an architect to look at these plans? If so, can anyone recommend one?
2. Is there any other issues we need to be aware of when buying this property?
Any help appreciated! We adore the villa but feel very nervous going through the Portuguese process without fully understanding it.