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  • Update - A new home was found for Thomas. He has now been living with Miguel and his family for almost 3 years and is very happy. We visit as often as possible.
  • You may find some farmers that will take on extra people at harvesting times. The sugar cane harvest has already started but the figs will be taken in August/September and there is always extra help needed for the grapes but not sure when that is or…
    in Farm work?? Comment by elaine March 2012
  • Thank you for your help
    in IRS Comment by elaine March 2012
  • You will usually find that February is the month when all bills are higher because as Biaria says most other months are estimated also the February electricity bills will be a little higher due to the electricity used for the islands Christmas decor…
  • Unfortunately in the current financial climate nobody has any money to spend and Madeira in particular is being hit very hard because it relies so much on tourism. Everywhere you look there are half built and empty properties for sale & nobody c…
  • Apparently under Portugeuse law ALL siblings would need to agree to sell. Many properties are left standing empty because one person is not in agreement to sell or cannot be traced in order for agreement to be obtained.
  • Hi Rexie I know somebody that hires electric buggies, if you email me I will send you his email address. Regards Elaine
  • When we got our residency we only had to go into Loja da Cididade and take a ticket, produced the Financas green card, proof of address & passport along with the 5.50 euro's fee and it was all sorted out in 5 mins with 5yr temporary residency ce…
  • The island is definately more or less back to normal & in some cases even better as far as Funchal and areas that might be seen easily by tourists is concerned, but there are still other areas that are yet to be addressed and are still causing h…
  • We have a 3 bed town house with a large garden, admittedly there are only 2 of us in residence full time but our water bill is never more than 5 euro's a month and more usually 3.5 - 4. Electricity has steadily been going up over the last year or s…
  • You will find it almost impossible to find any work in either Madeira or Porto Santo unless you are fluent in Portugues and even then they don't like to employ foreigners when there are so many of their own nationality without jobs.
  • Hi Katerina I think it is only in Britain that the vicar etc is licensed to marry you in a church so yes it is true that you need to have a civil or registery office wedding which is then followed by a church blessing if you wish it. You will also …
  • I don't know where you willbe staying in Madeira but as a wedding venue would suggest you look at www.residencialencumeada.com Estalagem Encumeada, Feiteirais, Serra d' Agua, 9350 Ribeira Brava. Tel: 00351 291951282 Fax: 00351 291951281 e-m…
  • Easyjet will continue to fly to Funchal from Gatwick & Bristol, Jet 2 fly from Manchester and Thomson fly from Luton, Gatwick, Birmingham, East Midlands & Manchester at various times of the year. There are also other companies such as Palm A…
  • Hi Livia Unfortunately you will find it extremely difficult to find work here in Madeira unless you are able to speak Portugeuse fluently. There is a shortage of jobs available here even for the locals so we outsiders stand very little chance. But…
  • Hi Ania, No we didn't find another home for him but fortunately our circumstances have changed for the time being and we are happy to keep him with us until such time we are no longer in a postition to. Kind Regards, Elaine
  • We have a 3yr old male dog (castrated), used to living in doors as house pet which we need to rehome due to our now needing to return to Uk on a monthly basis. Unfortunately we are unable to afford to take him with us or put him in kennels. He is ve…
  • Calheta was pretty much safe, the worst hit areas were Funchal, Serra da Agua & other areas of R.Brava & part of Canhas. Funchal is now more of less back to normal but repairs in other areas is a little slower but getting there!
  • Not sure that you could say anyone is better than another but the biggest are Madeira Shopping, Forum & Dolce Vita
  • There are many garden centres scattered about but can recommend Casa Flores Jardim which is near to the Modelo supermarket just off the road to Serra da Agua at the back of Ribeira Brava or Jardins of Tabua (both run by same family) which is in Coru…
  • The government were offering grants of up to 60% on solar panels last year, it was a scheme that was in operation with many of the banks on the island so worth asking you chosen bank if it is still valid.
  • Yes, there are Dipak. There are many people from India, Pakistan, China and also Japan that have shops & restaurants in Funchal.
  • It is similar to the Ann summers shops but on a much smaller scale. Clothes,Sex Toys & Novelties etc.
  • There is an erotic toy shop in the Marina Shopping complex.
  • Oops silly me, I was looking for 2010 instead of 2009. Got it now!
    in IRS 2010 Comment by elaine March 2010
  • There is also a small but well stocked pet shop just outside the Forum shopping centre.
    in Pet shop Comment by elaine October 2009
  • Hi Joao, just contact the agent through Property Finder on this site, speak to Maria Do Ponte. We used them and can highly recommend their service. Elaine
  • Hi Angie, we found that it was much cheaper buy everything new in the UK & ship it over but I guess that will only work if coming out on a permanent basis. There is a new sport and fitness centre with swimming pool next door to the new school in…
  • When you have applied for "residencia" you will be able to register at your local health centre. When this done visits to the doctor, nurse and hospital are free of charge unless you need to see a specialist when you have to pay the 55 euro's. If fo…
  • Hi Selina,a friend of mine has a S/H 1.8 dish for sale looking for 600 euros,if interested get back to me. Elaine.