Creative solutions for the borderless professional
Often times residency seekers choose our solutions because they do not have the budget or are too frugal for a traditional lease. Moving to Portugal without secured housing or a budget for secured housing is highly discouraged. There is a huge gap between the minimum financial requirements for Portugal residency and the average cost of expat housing to reside in Portugal. If you have the plan to squeak by with the minimum funding and figure out the rest as you go you are in for a big challenge. We need to identify this in the beginning. Both room and physical lease require the same budget as the traditional lease. If the seeker can not say yes to all 7 criteria then this option will not be for you.
These solutions were reviewed and vetted by two retained advogados, client advogados, US Attorney, client retained relocation agencies, a contabilista (accountant) and two listing agents. Yes they are completely legal.
YES- To be fully transparent, this model is new and still in the validation
phase. The room lease model has more validation as of now however we are quite confident the physical D7 lease is even more bullet proof. Interest is picking up and getting traction. As demand increases so will the price. If you get in early and have a tolerance to risk and FUD you can be part of a new concept and journey.
Most often no. We respect the peace and quiet of our customers and we will extend that to you. Our properties are secured back to back. If we have a hole in the schedule yes it can be viewed. On a case by case we would consider to arrange a showing with the current renters. We make every effort to accurately represent the property in pictures and videos unlike most rentals where the pictures misrepresent the property.
First and very important. If you determine these services too expensive for your budget or spring loaded wallet then we suggest Portugal is too expensive for your future. The consultation and deposit are applied to the lease cost to help cover our time and resources if a client backs out before lease signing. The total cost is just the monthly lease rate that is in line with the market as a furnished and supplied apartment on a 12 month lease. The total cost of the traditional model is far more expensive. Renting an apartment site unseen and leaving empty 3 to 6 months as you wait for the D7 stamp and arrival will cost significantly more.
The 12 month documented lease is to meet the requirements for SEF and proof of accommodations. In reality the client can exit after 3 months. Our mission and business model is to help as many residency seekers as possible. If a client locks in for 12 months we can only assist 1 residency seeker per property a year and we can not scale. This is fine for the current tenant however it limits the opportunities for the next clients down the line. Everyone must think collaboratively and work together to help make this model a success
On a case by case and subject to scheduling this could be considered. Our properties are in non touristic quiet areas and buildings. We do not want to give the impression we are running a vacation rental and draw suspicion and complaints from the association or other tenants.
Consulate and SEF decisions and always changing requirements are specific to the region, office, agent, day, moon phase, planetary alignment, tea leaves, etc. With any option there are no guarantees. We make every effort to provide an abundance of documents to mitigate rejections and offer a refund if rejected.
YES, if your application was rejected for the specific reason of proof of accommodation we will refund the deposit. We will not provide a refund if the applicant fails to meet the other requirements as well or fails to submit the paperwork or attend the VFS appointment.
We dedicate each room and lease to one person or couple. We do not over subscribe. The room or apartment is dedicated to the client for the entire term of the active lease. We also provide multiple documents to prove accommodations. Room or apartment lease, Term of Responsibility, and atestado for example.
Absolutely. The lease is written in English and Portuguese with English the priority. it is simple and clear and designed specifically to meet the SEF requirements. The sample lease can be reviewed after the consultation.
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My Name is Dallas
The founder of Lusitano Dreams. By trade I am a cyber security and personal privacy professional. These skills I extend to my clients who value discretion, geographic arbitrage, data sovereignty and legacy preservation. You will not find me on antisocial media. No Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn, Twitter, etc. My super hero power is pushing the envelope with creative and strategic solutions executed with courage and precision. Where most see roadblocks or bureaucracy I see opportunity. When someone tells me this is the way, I ask why three times. I have less to remember when I speak truth and demonstrate integrity. Corruption and greed flourishes in darkness. I solve problems with my secret weapons of transparency and sunlight the best disinfectants. I am always learning and growing from mistakes, experiences and the people in my life. When I stop learning I will stop growing. With sound mind and strong body I will never retire.
When I was a young lad I dreamt of being an international spy. A watchdog exposing greed and corruption around the world. I would devour spy, detective and Soldier of Fortune magazines until worn and tattered. International adventure and intrigue was always on my mind. I remember the “international man” ads; Have multiple passports. Travel the world. Flag theory. This all resonated with me. I watched every episode of Mission Impossible and loved all the gadgets and spy craft. like many, adulthood suppressed my childhood aspirations and life just got in the way. Not a road block rather a long detour and now here I am today. A wiser and weathered American by birth and borderless “International man” by choice. Living with ultimate freedoms and sharing my trade craft to those who choose the alternative to routine. They choose the path less worn. “Follow me”.