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processos de reconhecimento da propriedade privada de imoveis localizados no dominio publico maritimo

LMT Abreu Loureiro, Correia de Matos & Galvão Teles, due to its experience in the investigation of archives, has worked with several owners or lawyers delegated by them to obtain historical documents that hold the ownership of property located in the area of the public waterways domain.

Indeed, the Law No. 54/2005 of the 15th of November, determined the 1st of July of 2014 as the deadline for the filing of judicial actions for the recognition of private ownership of plots on the margins of the sea or of rivers, otherwise considered public domain. Thus, on the burden of proof, private owners are required to demonstrate that the lands in question were already of private domain at a date prior to the 31st of December of 1864 (or the 22nd of March of 1868, in the case of craggy cliffs).

Given the limitations of records and land registers and despite the recognized difficulty in researching notarial instruments in such remote dates - as a result of, above all, the lack of territorial competences of registries - LMT Abreu Loureiro, Correia de Matos & Galvão Teles has succeeded in finding title deeds, tenure, recognition of rentals and wills, among other essential documents for the production of the necessary evidence.

The palaeographic transcription of documents in the possession of the owners, but whose content is difficult to read for those who are not accustomed to older calligraphy has been another aspect of the support that the researchers of the History and Heritage Consulting firm have provided.

organiza o arquivo de uma familia titular do seculo XIX

LMT Abreu Loureiro, Correia de Matos & Galvão Teles is organizing and inventorying approximately 200 documents belonging to an important family of the Old Regime and that ascended to the nobility holder under the constitutional monarchy.

The collection, kept by the current representative of the family, gathers documents mostly of the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, as well as a few from the first decades of the nineteen hundreds. Correspondence, records of honorary favours, notarial deeds and other documents related to the management of the family property are the main sets that make up the interesting collection.

In addition to promoting an adequate physical accommodation for the archive, in view of its future conservation, LMT Abreu Loureiro, Correia de Matos & Galvão Teles is organizing the collection according to the various issues addressed, proceeding to the inventory, description and dating of each document.