Short-term rentals are available through Airbnb in Portugal, although there are certain rules and regulations that are essential to know if you are considering renting out your property. In this guide, Short-term rental Portgual, we’ll provide you with key information about the registration process and other necessary information about short-term rental operations in Portugal. We’ll also arm with you information about how to obtain your short-term rental license (Licença de Alojamento Local).
Before you rent out your property as a short-term rental, you will need to apply for a license to function as an Alojamento Local (short-term rental). You’ll first register your property as touristic rental accommodation with the local town hall (Câmara). This regulation was established in 2014 under Decree-Law no. 128/2014, amended to Decree-Law no. 63/2015, and is called the Local Lodging Regime (Alojamento Local Regime).
To register, you will need to enter the registration number that you receive from the Citizen Portal (Portal do Cidadão). All short-term rental Portugal properties have to be registered (with some exceptions). These properties are called “Alojamento Local” or AL and can be in the form of a house, short term apartment rental Portugal, or lodging establishments, such as a hostel or dormitory. The ultimate service that an AL establishment provides is temporary accommodation in return for a determined price.