International retirement migration, or moving from one place to another during or for retirement, is a growing trend. It requires a spirit of adventure, a strong character and, for most, plenty of reflection.
Our team’s experience of living around the world, and the feedback from clients from 20 countries, has shown us that, above all, our customers need information upon which to take sensible decisions, and then a range of senior living choices. We are a company that offers both.
We operate with a concierge-style approach that helps you to research your options and discover your preferences; presents you with options before deciding whether to rent, buy or invest; and then helping you to settle into a new life, whether seasonal or full-time.
We are one of the few companies, if not the only company, to strategically position itself to offer both properties for sale and long-term rentals, as well as a range of ancillary solutions, such as immigration, legal services, pension and financial support, NHR applications, moving furniture, importing a vehicle, some of which are delivered via our broad expert partner network.
Because we have a broad network of partnerships, including one of the largest regional real estate networks, we are an excellent choice for those who are considering a long-stay in or permanent move to Portugal. In response to the feedback from an overwhelming majority of our customers who are active retirees or seniors with a range of social, sporting and cultural interests, and from enquiries received from almost 30 nationalities, we have broadened our set of independent living accommodation options, including apartments, cottages and bungalows, villas and serviced accommodation.
Our clients never feel they have to buy if they are unsure of what to do, where to stay or if they wish to leave their future options open.
However, we are also uniquely positioned to help those who want to own their piece of paradise, have a base which their children and grandchildren can visit, or leave something tangible to their heirs.
Our combination of relationships with property owners, developers/builders and a network of more than 30 partners across Portugal, means that if you are looking to rent or buy a property you can talk to one company who will represent your interests, collate options on your behalf and only show you the short-list which best matches your criteria. We work on your behalf to save you time and simplify the search process.
For independent clients who may need assistance in the near future, we are unique in offering a continuum of solutions, from independent living thru assisted living to care, including a range of private insurance alternatives through specialist partners, to provide peace of mind. Knowing that this range of options is available over time, is a crucial aspect of deciding whether or not to spend extended periods of time abroad, or to emigrate permanently.
Via our multi-faceted team and in partnership with a range of specialists, our clients benefit from access to a range of services (including cultural, wellness and sporting activities, medical services and support, relocation and immigration expertise, pension and tax advice including specialised experience in Portugal’s NHR programme, which previously allowed eligible pensioners to receive their pensions tax-free in Portugal, although this has been recently increased to 10% from zero, in 2020.