House Owners Association – Quinta do Paraiso
A not-for-profit Association, founded in the Netherlands in October 1981, and also registered in Portugal since August 1992.
We provide a forum for discussion of the common interests of the property Owners, and we are recognised by the incumbent Management as representing the Owners interests. This recognition was formalised in a written Agreement signed in July 2010.
Specifically, we negotiate the annual “Management Contract”, which provides a source of income for those Owners who wish to rent out their properties; and we have the right to audit the bookings received. At the same time, we also represent the interests of all other Owners, including residents, and those who prefer to let out their properties independently, or not to let.
Under Decree Law 39/2008 dated 7th March 2008, any property to be let requires individual registration (“alojamento local') with the local council (i.e. in Lagoa). In this new context, the House Owners Association has agreed with the incumbent Management of Quinta do Paraiso that it would be impractical to establish any “constitutive title” for the resort. As a result, the relationships between individual Owners /the House Owners Association, and the incumbent Management of Quinta do Paraiso, are now entirely commercial.
We hold our Annual Meeting, usually every March, at Quinta do Paraiso. In 2009 and 2010 we also held Open meetings in conjunction with our Annual meetings.
For more information, or to join, please contact the Secretary of the House Owners Association, Aart de Groot: firstname.lastname@example.org