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