On with the show de­spite Brexit vote

Living France - - Les Pratiques -

It was busi­ness as usual at the French Prop­erty Ex­hi­bi­tion at London Olympia that took place from 16-18 Septem­ber, de­spite con­cerns stem­ming from June’s Brexit vote.

Charles Miller of Char­ente Im­mo­bilier said that he was pleas­antly sur­prised to find at­ten­dance at the show equalled the highs of pre­vi­ous years.

“The French Prop­erty Ex­hi­bi­tion is al­ways a key show for us and this year did not dis­ap­point. A key con­cern for us was the im­pact of the vote to leave the EU but our fears were un­founded. We saw plenty of new house-hunters with healthy bud­gets look­ing for both per­ma­nent and sec­ond homes in France. It was a plea­sure to meet and talk with them, see them at our sem­i­nars and ac­com­pany them on the road to find­ing their new home.”

Matthew Har­ris of Cam­bridge Global Pay­ments also com­mented that he found the ex­hi­bi­tion was bet­ter than ever. “We en­joyed ex­hibit­ing at the French Prop­erty Ex­hi­bi­tion and it was good to see that peo­ple had not been put off by re­cent po­lit­i­cal events. In fact, we spoke to more peo­ple look­ing to move within six months than we ever have.”

Show­cas­ing ev­ery­thing from tra­di­tional coun­try­side homes to sea­side vil­las and city-chic apart­ments, there was some­thing to suit ev­ery taste and bud­get at the ex­hi­bi­tion. With a wealth of prop­erty ex­perts on hand, from es­tate agents and cur­rency ex­change spe­cial­ists to so­lic­i­tors and tax ad­vis­ers, vis­i­tors took the op­por­tu­nity to speak to ex­perts face-to face, in ad­di­tion to at­tend­ing talks at the sem­i­nars which proved to be as pop­u­lar as ever over the course of the three­day event. Free to at­tend, the sem­i­nars pro­vided es­sen­tial in­for­ma­tion to help vis­i­tors make an in­formed de­ci­sion about buy­ing prop­erty in France, cov­er­ing a range of topics in­clud­ing un­der­stand­ing the le­gal­i­ties of the buy­ing process, how to cost-ef­fec­tively trans­fer funds, how to in­te­grate into lo­cal French life and how to make the most of a hol­i­day home.

The next French Prop­erty Ex­hi­bi­tion will re­turn to London Olympia at The France Show from 27-29 Jan­uary. For more in­for­ma­tion and to book tick­ets, visit

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