We are UK residents who have a property in Spain that we use for the summer and are tax domiciled in the UK and intend to remain that way for the foreseable future. As we return to UK every October with long faces to face the British winter, I am looking into alternative solutions to stay in the "Sun" for a bit longer. I and my wife can work from anywhere via a computer link so do not need to return to the UK for work purposes. Can anyone please advise if there are limitations on the time we could stay in Portugal without attracting the need for resident status? We would be looking at a long term rental for between 6-8 months, and also we have a new Spanish car, again, are there issues with having it in Portugal without having to re-plate it? Replies and info would be most appreciated.