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HomeNewsReprieve for rustic property registration

Reprieve for rustic property registration

The Government has approved two diplomas that make it possible to extend the period of free identification and registration of rustic properties.

By TPN/Lusa, in News, Portugal, Property · 14 hours ago · 0 Comments

The two diplomas, approved by the Council of Ministers, fall within the scope of the legal regime of the simplified cadastral information system and the Balcão Único do Prédio (BUPi), introducing some changes to the current diploma.

As explained to journalists by the Minister of Justice, Catarina Sarmento e Castro, at the end of the meeting, one of the amendments provides for the extension of the free period of identification and registration procedures until the end of 2025.

The diploma also establishes conflict resolution mechanisms, resorting to an “administrative conciliation”, in cases where there may be an “overlap of limits on the lands that are being identified and registered”.

“We all know that it is much easier to accept a decision that has been agreed upon than a decision that has been imposed. Basically, by sitting at the table for those interested in this procedure and through a third party, who will be a technician, who will mediate, we can thus resolve any issue that may arise from conflict regarding the limits”, explained the official.

The changes introduced also provide for public consultations to be carried out, via the Internet, notices or consular entities, “in cases where all the borders of the neighboring buildings have not yet been identified” and the promotion of land registration by the services of the Public administration.

The documentation delivered to each of the BUPi will also be used for registration purposes, with no need to deliver new documents to the registry office.

By way of balance, the Minister of Justice said that close to 1.7 million properties have already been identified in the 144 municipalities participating in the project.

“The BUPi is part of one of the most important reforms of this century. With this, we will be able to know the territory, so that we can better manage it and better prevent fires. It assigns a name and a face to a given property and contributes to legal certainty. Only then is there full ownership,” she underlined.

Created in 2017 as a pilot project, the BUPi is currently financed by the Recovery and Resilience Plan (PRR), component C08 Florestas, integrated in the governmental area of Justice and Environment and Climate Action, in conjunction with Territorial Cohesion7

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Segurança Social

Verscheidene mensen hebben een probleem met hun pensioen aanvraag. Er blijken jaren te missen waardoor je de vereiste 20 jaar betaling niet haalt. Zonder betalingsbewijs valt er niet tegen de SS ((sorry) op te boxen. Advies, bewaar tot het einder der dagen je betalingsbewijs!

A lot of people does meet a problem with the SS when asking to retire. Years are missing, so you don’t have the full 20 years of contribution. Without proof that you paid, you can’t get your pension. Advice: keep your proof of payments till the end of the days!

Wie in Nederland heeft gewoond of gewerkt, heeft vaak recht op een AOW-pensioen. Ook na verhuizing naar een ander land. Mensen die in Nederland wonen, krijgen bericht van de SVB wanneer zij de AOW-leeftijd naderen. Maar AOW-gerechtigden buiten Nederland moeten zelf hun AOW aanvragen, ruim voordat ze de AOW-leeftijd bereiken. Hoe ze dat moeten doen, verschilt per land. Daarnaast is het nuttig te weten dat de AOW-leeftijd stapsgewijs omhoog gaat. De SVB doet haar best om Nederlanders en andere AOW-gerechtigden die in het buitenland wonen en/of werken te informeren over hun rechten. Maar soms heeft de SVB geen of een onjuist adres. Ook bereikt nieuws over de AOW-leeftijd niet altijd alle landen waar AOW-gerechtigden wonen. Daarom doet de SVB een beroep op partijen die (potentiële) AOW-gerechtigden in het buitenland kunnen voorzien van informatie. Hieronder doe ik u de link toekomen van de facebookpost die de Ambassade vandaag publiceerde.[0]=68.ARBwe6jnJEDYfv6ZKPAetZ4tZdafZvbEOs7U7iJOHkHQS4peilQgBkeGjvduLaWYCQ5bDnBES1bwKZZfgbFwKNurZoKvgG9tHtT-qDgEerI4jnGbSMXtbPybfX8xpZt69UVZeFcTIW-YOotCcnUGE3uczcHRjkLVX2gWNn2oFVnTDi8SacolENpDIwPbx8awe9n4M1KQsdC-zevTbWXd_plpUWKfqbqHyCwWI-uNvec5AhHrEUQwH6pn4GnCcX2d28GLsWe-748OV469WPw9d7sy1jZMbXxWUytrDyh6nTWKIwYwjaN8M8eJuZlfQOXlmztFafhq6JTd&__tn__=-R-R Met vriendelijke groet, Anne-Marie Smit Financial and Consular Assistant ………………………………………………………………………… Ambassade van het Koninkrijk der Nederlanden/ Embaixada Real dos Paises Baixos Av. Infante Santo, 43 – 5°/ 1399-011 / Lisbon / Portugal ……………………………………………………………………………….. T +351 213 914 910

Fire prevention and preservation of a green Portugal.

As you know, after the terrible fires of 2017,  some changes were started in Lisbon to prevent fires. Some nonsensical and sensible measures are taken and new laws are made. About the law about cleaning the land around your house we can wonder whether the insurance companies lobbies has done their job. But still, our house was spared because we had little large / high vegetation right around the house, and we decided, during the construction, not to take wooden windows, doors and roof, however  we like it much better.

By law now, you had to clean  until April 15th , but no fines are given until May 31st. The municipalities ensure compliance , and can be fined if they don’t.

Around your house over a distance of 5 meters, no trees and shrubs higher than 50cm can be planted. Between 5 – 50 meters there must be 4 meters between the crowns.

I would like to mention that my own terrain was reasonably clean (too big and too steep to have everything clean in 1 year). Despite that, our 4-hectare land is very black.

The “wild” vegetation of our terrain consists of different types of oak, cork oaks, hawthorn, modronho, black alders and willows (by the river) and of course the inevitable blackberries, broom, etc. Ornamental trees and fruit trees, including olive, stand on one of the few flat pieces of land near our house. Through years of experience we did not have trees and shrubs close to our house, but those years of experience have not been built up by “strange” and devastating fires such as the one of 15 October 2018.

After the fire, almost all oaks, cork oaks, hawthorn and modronho are now getting new leaves again, most of the pinetrees died. Some of the fruit trees have been” rescued” by growing on clean land, but the wind has blown the fire and heat over the river, to our land, so many have died. The olive tree is the toughest, if it does not get new leaves, it sprouts at least from the bottom of the trunk. If we want to have a green and fertile Portugal in the future, I plead for planting endemic vegetation, or at least trees that are environment friendly (not invasive species) and can survive a fire. I do not mean mimosa and eucalyptus.

There is a lot of fuss about the Anna Paulowa tree. From what I hear is that there exists 2 species. One for wood production, which, by genetic manipulation, does not get flowers and therefore does not produce seed, it puts all its energy into the growth, i e a soil exhauster like the eucalyptus, and there is a garden variety that does have the beautifull flowers, and so (aparently very much) seed. The last variant florish in this climate, so it can become a threat, just like the mimosa, for the indigenous species. Before anyone starts planting that tree, or promoting it, I think it’s advisable to inform youself well first …. If anyone has some more reliable information….please inform me.