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Property owners unable to find out who owns neighbouring land

monchiqueIt is pointless asking the tax office for the name of the owner of a particular property or piece of land, it has decided not to divulge any details.

The Tax and Customs Authority has decided that there is no “direct, personal and legitimate interest” in any case where someone requests information from the land registry to contact the owner of a property.

This decision is particularly relevant, given the land cleaning laws launched by the Government to clean up unused areas of scrubland after last summer’s devastating fires.

Unless property owners have an informal way of finding out the identity of the owner of neighbouring land or property, there is no legal way of contacting the owner.

This ruling from the Tax Office appears in a binding edict following a request submitted by a taxpayer.

In the absence of "a direct, personal and legitimate interest, access to the data by non-owners cannot be allowed,” the Tax Authority notes. This decision will be used to thwart any similar requests.

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+1 #4 Bahari 2018-06-13 06:58
Quoting livaboard:
And with the press of a lever, a swoosh and a gurgle, the tax department flushes the entire brush clearance effort down the drain.

I don’t see the connection. You are asked to tell your council, if a neighboring plot needs cleaning. No one asks you to contact the neighbor yourself
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+1 #3 Maximillian 2018-06-12 15:26
I would go to the Junta da Freguesia and bring my declaration from the Cadastro Pedrial. With this as a reference they can look up who your neighbour is. At least they did that when we had to register our land; it all was online.
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+3 #2 serilia 2018-06-12 13:14
I have also been told that when you sell your property you have to advise your joining neighbours of the sale because they will have the first option to buy, so if this is true how do I contact them if I can't get that information.
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+3 #1 livaboard 2018-06-12 12:28
And with the press of a lever, a swoosh and a gurgle, the tax department flushes the entire brush clearance effort down the drain.
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