Has Brexit af­fected your prop­erty plans?

FPN Face­book read­ers have their say

French Property News - - Expert Advice -

Chris Ryan Didn’t stop me at all, if any­thing made me more con­vinced I was do­ing the right thing.

Si­mon Web­sper It’s a lit­tle con­cern­ing not know­ing what will hap­pen when Brexit is a done deal. I doubt it will change my mind though. Sam Clarke We are Brit ex­pats liv­ing in Dubai but the plan is for my­self to move to France and my hus­band to fol­low later so we can both semi-re­tire.

Do we wait and see or just go for it and hope there will be no reper­cus­sions? We have a plan and a dream we both wish to ful­fil, but I am er­ring on the side of cau­tion a lit­tle. Steve Pa­triquen France was al­ready puni­tive in its tax treat­ment of non-cit­i­zens, and if noth­ing else, this will al­low them to squeeze ex­pat “no longer EU cit­i­zen” Brits of more des­per­ately-needed money. As you get older, you realise rent­ing is of­ten more sen­si­ble, plus you get to try many lo­ca­tions with­out a long-term com­mit­ment.

Donna Hol­land Nope, just bought.

Lor­raine Turn­bull We were plan­ning our per­ma­nent move to France a few years ago. The threat of Brexit sad­dened us im­mensely, but has only made us want to move more quickly. We are hop­ing to sell very soon now and can­not wait to move. Scary? No – we are ready for a new ad­ven­ture!

Sian Phillips We are in the same sit­u­a­tion, wait­ing to sell, then we’re off! Si­mon Preen Wait­ing for house to sell, then off to France per­ma­nently! Hope­fully very soon; house we want is still up for sale.

Ge­orge White We’ve brought our plans for­ward be­cause of all this in­sane rub­bish! We’ve bought a small cot­tage here in Provence, and are hop­ing our main house will sell be­fore the UK econ­omy to­tally crashes. Lor­raine Turn­bull It is so sad. My kids are at uni and will prob­a­bly both work abroad. We se­ri­ously thought about hav­ing a small place in Scot­land (where we are from originally), but no. It’s France for us.

Sarah Ash­ley Brexit hap­pened dur­ing our pur­chase. Cost us a bit more, but if any­thing it con­vinced us we were do­ing the right thing. Rod HaseldenNi­cholls Keep buy­ing... it’s worth any ex­tra bu­reau­cracy that might be in­tro­duced.

Karen Canty Am now wait­ing un­til France and UK do a deal on health­care as I rely heav­ily on the NHS. It’s been my dream to move to France since I was young.

Jim Cartwright We bought and pick up the keys on Fri­day.

Gla­dys Gon­za­lez Miller Want to move to France, just wait­ing to see elec­tion re­sults to make the move...

Lind­sey Heg­garty We are buy­ing re­gard­less. Brexit ony con­vinced us we’re do­ing the right thing.

Bear­dog White We fast-for­warded our de­ci­sion to move and we’re in France now and wait­ing for our house to sell in UK, so we can buy our last-time­buyer house in France. Gail Bris­tow Brexit will not put us off... too much scare­mon­ger­ing go­ing on though. What will be will be and France is too beau­ti­ful a coun­try to have nar­row-minded pol­i­tics spoil things!

Yvette Tom­lin­son We too have fast-for­warded our de­ci­sion to move to France. Gut­ted about the GBP to euro rate now though as we don’t have a huge amount of cap­i­tal, but hey ho... rather be in France than the UK. Martin Ge­orge Thomas Ex­change rates have stopped me dead at the mo­ment.

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