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Although a fall in the ex­change rate is likely in the event of a Brexit, ar­rang­ing a for­ward con­tract with a cur­rency bro­ker could help fix the ex­change rate that you re­ceive. Read more about how a Brexit could af­fect the cur­rency mar­kets on page 84.

In any case, should Bri­tain vote to leave the EU, it would be granted a min­i­mum of two years to rene­go­ti­ate terms with other mem­ber states, with an added buf­fer se­creted in the Vi­enna Con­ven­tion stat­ing that Bri­tish expats have “ac­quired rights” in the coun­try in which they live, with the right to hold onto them in the event of a Brexit.

De­spite the ner­vous hype and spec­u­la­tion swirling around the im­pend­ing vote, the un­known end re­sult has done lit­tle to de­ter the as­pi­ra­tions of those dream­ing of a new life over­seas. When asked if a Brexit would stop peo­ple from buy­ing prop­erty in France, just 25% per cent of peo­ple sur­veyed on com­plete­ said it would make them think twice, while a ma­jor­ity of 62% said it wouldn’t stop them, and a fur­ther 11% ad­mit­ting they didn’t know.

Eli­gi­ble vot­ers in­clude UK na­tion­als who have lived abroad for un­der 15 years, so if you fall into this cat­e­gory, make your voice heard by reg­is­ter­ing to vote on­line. about­

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