Cleanliness is one of the quality factors most appreciated by tourists and customers in accommodation establishments. Mattresses are used by many people in short periods of time, accumulating sweat, dead skin cells and dust mites, fungi and bacteria, responsible for various respiratory problems and allergies.read more
On 21 October 2018, Law 62/2018, which updates the regulation of Local Accommodation activity, came into force, and under article 12 it became mandatory for each unit to have an “Information Book” regarding the operation of the establishment and respective internal rules of use. To meet this new legal requirement, at WAM we design customized version of the Information Book for each Local Accommodation establishment.read more
Outbreak of Covid-19 and mandatory confinements ordered by governments around the world are impacting the tourism sector and most importantly, the short-term rental and vacation rental industry. Although we understand how concerning these times are, the Coronavirus crisis is a temporary setback and we recommend to start preparing for when everything goes back to normal (hopefully soon!). If you’re going to stay home for the next few days, you can take advantage of this time to analyse your business and ways to improve.read more
While local accommodation units do not have orders for closing, life goes on, but it’s necessary to adapt to the circumstances and unknowns of the new coronavirus. The Directorate-General of Health (DGS) published a document, with official guidelines so that hotels and other tourist accommodations can guarantee the safety and health of guests and workers.read more
When it comes to a condominium, mailboxes are usually embedded in the wall and are part of a common metal frame. The law is not clear about who is responsible for its maintenance.
On the wall or even attached to the front door or hall of the building, can mailboxes be considered a common part of the condominium?
The entrance in the building where I live is full of flowerpots and decorative plants. Some residents, including myself, do not agree with this initiative. We want to discuss the issue in the Owners’ Meeting; however, I would like to know what the law says about this situation.read more
Similar as with the autarchies, condominiums also see their powers expanded. In this sense, the operation of new hostel-type units becomes dependent on their prior authorization. It’s determined that “There can be no place for the installation and operation of hostels in horizontal properties where coexist housing residents, without authorization for this purpose”.read more
With the objective of preserving the social reality of neighborhoods and places, the new legal framework for short-term lease gives municipalities the power to define “containment areas”, which impose “percentage limits in proportion to the housing available for housing.”read more
Amongst a set of new rules, what stands out is that the new legislation obliges all operating owners to contract multi-risk insurance against civil liability. This will protect the owners from their assets and cover fire risk and property damage and non-property damage to guests and third parties.read more
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