Terminate Property Co-ownership - Force Property Sale in Portugal

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Terminate Property Co-ownership - Force Property Sale

This service is available across Portugal

Who Is This Service For?

  • This service can benefit those who currently enjoys joint ownership of property in Portugal and where the co-owners wish to dissolve their shared property ownership. 
  • This can be relevant for a wide range of clients, including those inheriting property, investors in joint property ventures, or separating couples who need to divide their property assets.
Who Is This Service For?


  • Being a co-owner of the property in Portugal.
  • Previous unsuccessful attempts to reach an agreement with the other co-owners regarding the sale or division of the property.

Process: Our Approach

  1. Initial Consultation: Evaluate the co-ownership situation and advise on the best legal approach.
  2. Mediation Attempt: Facilitate a mediation process aimed at reaching an amicable agreement among all co-owners.
  3. Legal Action for Division of Property: If mediation fails, proceed with a legal action for the division of property. According to Portuguese law, this involves invoking specific provisions within the Portuguese Civil Code that regulate the termination of co-ownership and the mechanisms for division or forced sale, such as Article 1410, which outlines the rights of co-owners to request the division of common property.
  4. Representation in Court Proceedings: Provide representation in court to present the case for division or forced sale of the property, ensuring adherence to all procedural requirements. 
  5. Sale Process: Upon obtaining a court order for sale, manage the sale process, ensuring compliance with Portuguese legal requirements for property sales, including the right of first refusal among co-owners and the distribution of proceeds
Process: Our Approach

Benefits of this Service

  • Expertise in Portuguese Property Law: Deep understanding of the legal framework and court processes in Portugal.
  • Successful Mediation Strategies: Proven track record of resolving disputes amicably.
  • Effective Court Representation: Skilled in representing clients in property division and sale proceedings.
  • Comprehensive Support: From initial advice through to the conclusion of the sale.
Benefits of this Service

Key Components of this Service

  • A focus on the termination of co-ownership and the sale of co-owned property, always having regard to the Portuguese Civil Code's provisions on co-ownership
  • Offering a comprehensive approach, from mediation to court representation.
  • Ensuring full compliance with Portuguese property sale requirements, including the right of first refusal.
Key Components of this Service

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When combined with the free and innovative Advocate Abroad support services you can be sure that you are obtaining completely transparent legal services from registered and regulated English-speaking lawyers abroad.These support services include:

  • Verification of the regulatory status of your professional.
  • Fees as recommended by the Local Professional Body
  • Fees specified in advance and legally guaranteed.
  • Service levels agreed in advance and guaranteed.
  • All professionals must hold professional indemnity insurance.
  • Professionals' proficiency in English monitored.
  • Continuous quality controls and reviews.
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