Magna Carta Lisbon



An original copy of the Magna Carta an 800-year-old charter, handwritten in Latin, which limited the power of the monarch and established human rights for everyone in England will be on display at Lisbon’s national archives from December 7 to 12.

It was signed by King John in 1215 in Runnymede, Surrey. Only four copies of the original 1215 Magna Carta remain in existence today, though it was updated through the years until the 17th century, and is believed to have influenced early American colonists and the formation of the American Constitution in 1787.

For further information please call +351 210 037 100 (The National Archive of Torre do Tombo) or +351 213 924 000 (British Embassy Lisbon).

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In addition we are fully conversant with the new law regarding renting out holiday properties in Portugal should you require advice about getting a license and being compliant. Previously there were no active checks carried out, no action actually taken and hence no penalties transpiring. Under the new regime the newly appointed authorities (ASAE) have full transparency from analysing internet advertising to physical visits to properties to check who is in residence. More importantly they have the resource to do this which the local councils never had. There is evan a liaison between the tax office and  utility Companies to cross check consumption in “empty” properties.

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