In Portugal, the drafting of the sales agreement is done by the lawyers. They will take care of the entire transaction.
It is advisable to take your own lawyer. We can introduce our lawyer speaking perfectly French. Thus, the promise to purchase will be written both in Portuguese but also in French.
And most importantly, your lawyer will protect your interests independently while performing all the administrative steps for a sale without risk. He is the guarantor of your security of mind.
The lawyer thus assumes the role of the notary by performing the usual checks: legality of the property, verification of mortgages and tax debts, drafting of the compromise, administrative part of the file, payments, … He also usually takes the role of official translator .
The notary being present only at the final act of sale, he simply acts the purchase of the property