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One point is re­peat­edly ig­nored by any dis­cus­sion on Brexit and the con­se­quence for those of us who have a hol­i­day prop­erty in France. We have a house in France which we live in for the cur­rently al­lowed 180 days of the year. We are not per­ma­nent res­i­dents, nor do we let the house out. It is our home in France.

Un­der Brexit as non-EU cit­i­zens, that is prob­a­bly go­ing to change and we shall only be al­lowed, un­der visa, to be in France for three months a year.

Hope­fully there will still be the op­tion of a long visa, which would ob­vi­ate our is­sues, but there is no cer­tainty. We love liv­ing in France and view the ‘three-month rule’ with dread.

No one has any no­tion of what will hap­pen and we keep hear­ing, “wait and see”. It will be too late I fear when we are all in a non-EU queue at air­ports for two hours wait­ing to get through, or have to ap­ply for a visa for hol­i­days (re­mem­ber them?). And sadly our happy times in France will not be the same.

Jack Hughes A Sad Snowflake Brix­ham, Devon

Thank you, Jack, for rais­ing a very valid point. We un­der­stand this must be frus­trat­ing for you and many of our read­ers, and we will con­tinue to fol­low the Brexit ne­go­ti­a­tions and dis­cus­sions closely, pro­vid­ing as much in­for­ma­tion as we can, as and when it be­comes avail­able – Ed

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