For those of you who do not live in your property in the Algarve full-time, we recommend you appoint a property management company who will assume the responsibility of the day to day running of your second home/investment.
At Casas do Barlavento (CdB) our bi-lingual property supervisors, with their local knowledge and expertise, are focused on providing owners with the most comprehensive property management service, ensuring total piece of mind that your second home/investment is maintained to the highest standard.
Owners managed by CdB are given the unique benefit of exclusive web-access to an Owners Portal enabling them to control and monitor their interests from anywhere in the world, at any time of day, and keep abreast of changes in local laws and legislation that may affect you as second home property owners.
Our property management services offer a one stop shopping approach and include:
» Payment of bills on time (electricity, water, telephone, pool and garden maintenance, etc.). All bills can be re-directed to our office, paid by us on your behalf, and then debited from your personal house account. An itemised statement of your house account is always available online in the dedicated owners section of our web site.
» Centrally located office;
» While your property is unoccupied a property supervisor will make regular visits to the property to air it and ensure all is satisfactory and if any maintenance works are required a report will be sent to you;
» Undertaking any necessary general maintenance work (plumbing, electricity, replacementof light bulbs etc.);
» Preparing the house for arrivals (fresh flowers, food in the refrigerator, etc. if required);
» Organising and provision of cleaning/maid services as and when required;
» Key handling/supervision for exterior providers;
» Organising and provision of free quotes for any additional works or repairs as required and over-seeing any works to their satisfactory conclusion;
» Organising and provision of free insurance quotes with our preferential partner AXA, for contents, building and public liability;
» Meeting any of your guests and escorting them to your property at any time of the day, weekends and public holidays included;
» A 24 hour emergency number available to you and your guests/clients;
» The availability to use our office as a mailing address, and to receive or send faxes, e-mails, as well as access to free Wi-Fi;
» Representation at condominium meetings (where applicable);
» An opportunity to maximise rental returns by advertising on our website as well as other leading European rental portals, as well as the possibility of Guaranteed Rental contracts for the right property;
» Assistance with local bureaucracy; Any legal or accounting matter can usually be referred at preferential rates;
» Assistance in finalising the smaller details such as car hire, advanced golf bookings, tickets to local attractions etc.;
» Other special needs, as defined by you.
» Assistance in filing an IRS tax return on your behalf through an in-house qualified professional;
» Assistance in providing Fiscal representation through an in-house qualified professional;
» Assistance in registering for a Rental License (AL) under the recently published new local lodging laws and offering guidance/assistance on which tax regime is most beneficial to your personal circumstances under the new regulations.
Call or email us now to arrange a visit to your property. Discounts given for multi properties:
Tel: +351 282 780870 – firstname.lastname@example.org