There is a rather ancient saying that suggests it is easy to guess the nationality of certain individuals: if he speaks highly of France, he shall be French; if he praises the United Kingdom, he is certainly a Brit and if he speaks badly of Spain, he is a Spaniard for sure.
A new law has been introduced to aid the implementation of new legislation relating to lease agreements between landlords and tenants. By way of background, one of the measures introduced as part of Portugal´s economic assistance programme – negotiated with the so-called ´Troika´ – was an amendment to the Urban Lease Law (Law 6/2006 of 27 February). The main purpose of the New Urban Lease Law (Law 31/2012 of 14 August), was to broaden conditions under which renegotiation of lease agreements is possible and to “ensure balanced rights and obligations of landlords and tenants”.
A temporary and exceptional regime applicable to some rehabilitation works has been created by Decree-Law nr. 53/2014, which was published on 8 April 2014. The law came into force on the following day, 9 April, 2014.