The First amendment to the Land Registration Legal Regime

As published in the Official Gazette, Decree-Law no. 36/2024, of May 21, made the first amendment to Decree-Law no. 72/2023, of August 23, which approves the land registration legal regime and establishes the national Cadastral information system (SNIC) and the cadastral map.

Considering the complexity of developing and bringing into production the platform supporting the SNIC, the effective implementation of simple land registry operations for non-registered properties in deferred registration status located in the municipalities of Loulé, Oliveira do Hospital, Paredes, Penafiel, São Brás de Alportel, Seia, and Tavira has been postponed to January 1st, 2025.

This amendment has retroactive effects from November 21st, 2023.

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