On with the show despite Brexit vote
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