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GNR listed houses

Discussion forum for expats moving to or living in Portugal.
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GNR listed houses

Post Posted: Thu Sep 07, 2017 3:24 pm

Having recently moved to the back of beyond, as could no longer stand the crowds and traffic in Tavira, I thought of getting the GNR to list the house. It is free, and seemed a good idea so that the police, bombeiros or ambulance could find it. However I understand that the bombeiros and ambulances are not on the same wavelength (haha), and cannot use the GNR details to find the property. Can this be correct? Even in Portugal it seems ludicrous.


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Post Posted: Sat Sep 09, 2017 8:18 am

That GNR listing scheme is / was local to the Silves area.
When I asked at my local outpost I got a cold shoulder.
I asked how they would find my place in an emergency, a house with no number on a road with no name. You just have to tell us how to get there he said.
No system for finding your location from your phone [line or mobile], no GPS.
Just for good measure, the GNR rotates their officers around the country so most of them have limited local knowledge.
The Bombeiros are locals and have a better chance of finding you.

So in your case, I think the answer is to ask at your local GNR outpost, and at the Bombeiros, and then let the rest of us know what they tell you.


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Post Posted: Sat Sep 09, 2017 9:48 am

Or, you could do as I did and buy a house between two GNR officers and I must add, contrary to popular belief, both are perfect neigbours and thoroughly nice guys!


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Post Posted: Sat Sep 09, 2017 9:50 am

Liveaboard, the problem with our area (Aljezur Camara) is that this is a training area for the GNR. they are boarded at the old school building by Intemarche. They never get to know the area. In Silves I understand that there was a fund raiser to provide the GNR with satnav devices preloaded with names and addresses.





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