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With Brexit now a reality, I'm hoping the crashing pound will result in less Brits buying in France and bring the market down another notch. Hoping quite a few British immigrants on the Riveira decide to head back to Blighty too ;)

Another question - does anyone think that current laws allowing Brits to have UK Ltd companies setup in UK but live in France (or elsewhere in the EU) paying less taxes will survive Brexit. I've a feeling this might not be such an attactive option 2-3 years down the line.

Could force a few to move back?

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http://www.leparisien.fr/politique/les-retraites-britanniques-de-combiers-ronges-par-l-incertitude-29-06-2016-5923241.php

Le Parisien 29/6/16

Brexit les retraites britanniques de Dordogne rong├ęs par l'incertitude.

Brexit The retired British in the Dordogne are worried sick because of the uncertainty.

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Over the last four days everything has toppled over in Combiers.

We only sleep five hours a night i am worried for us and everybody over there.

This Brexit is completely mad idiot and not democratic !.

Having re-gained self control in between anger and stupefaction Kate and her friend Alison are sitting in front of a glass of apple juice.

At first sight no cataclysm has yet reached there houses nor the 12th century church or the pleasant streets of this hamlet of a 129 souls out of which 25% are British.

But for theses fevrent defenders of the E.U the Scots Kate and Alison the English Anne,Peter,Iris and Steve.

All of the little British community with grey hairs who have had a nice easy going life-style since the 1990,s but today life seems to be on ' suspense'.

Its a jump into the unknown we can imagine everything but we know nothing resumes well this bewilded group of friends who landed one day in this...

"fantastic little village where the locals welcomed them from the bottom of there hearts (sic)".

We follow hour by hour the value of the pound and it hasn't stopped falling 1.25 last night and 1.19 a few hours ago.

Kate a retired school teacher risks losing 10% of her pension of 1,900 euros.

"I don't know if i can continue to maintain my house" said the sixty year old.

Steve says to make some savings he's going to spend six months in the South of England and six months in the village.

Our health ? what about our E111 health card will it still be valid questions Kate.

Iris is above all worried about her two cats will they be put into six months quarantine when they want to step over the Channel.

In the village he does not mix with the small retired British community.

Robert 50 years old from Cornwall is one of the rare British who is openly 'leave' especially as his fellow countrymen are pro EU and anti-Brexit.

"The anti-Brexit are more worried about there pensions than Europe".

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"Hoping quite a few British immigrants on the Riveira decide to head back to Blighty too"

Oh agentimmo what a reflection upon your racist and unpleasant attitude.

Something that should be consigned to history. I can say quite frankly you represent the worse kind of soul, an utter disgrace.

On other matters Brexit is a dreadful outcome, not only for the UK but for Europe as a whole, the fallout is going to be dramatic, the roller-coaster has just started.

Final thought, if I may, I have seen my two sons educated in France, some of their stories when they came home from school were not enriching. The attitude that prevailed towards people of other faiths and colour were difficult to stomach. Regretfully, this is now playing out in front of the rest of the world. I do not know how France will address these problems as they are deep and institutionalised. I fear for the future, France has a problem and must firstly address thes home grown issues.

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With Brexit now a reality, I'm hoping the crashing pound will result in less Brits buying in France and bring the market down another notch. Hoping quite a few British immigrants on the Riveira decide to head back to Blighty too ;)

Another question - does anyone think that current laws allowing Brits to have UK Ltd companies setup in UK but live in France (or elsewhere in the EU) paying less taxes will survive Brexit. I've a feeling this might not be such an attactive option 2-3 years down the line.

Could force a few to move back?

Well they better get a move on and move back before the currency situation gets worse.

An article on Mail Online today about buying a (you guessed it) French chateau; no word on costs or condition, but has piqued my interest somewhat. Given the GBP : EUR currency situation they are even cheaper.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3717348/Should-snap-cut-price-chateau-couple-did-swapped-two-bed-East-London-47-rooms-private-forest-moat-swap-pokey-flat-18th-century-castle.html

Am I stupid to be even considering moving to southern France? I could get a huge house with a few gites, and they don't do land in acres but hectares :o

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Well they better get a move on and move back before the currency situation gets worse.

An article on Mail Online today about buying a (you guessed it) French chateau; no word on costs or condition, but has piqued my interest somewhat. Given the GBP : EUR currency situation they are even cheaper.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3717348/Should-snap-cut-price-chateau-couple-did-swapped-two-bed-East-London-47-rooms-private-forest-moat-swap-pokey-flat-18th-century-castle.html

Am I stupid to be even considering moving to southern France? I could get a huge house with a few gites, and they don't do land in acres but hectares :o

Can you imagine the work needed to keep hectares of land reasonably tidy? I wouldn't consider anything more than 1/8 acre, and even then it would have to be mostly lawn, preferably AstroTurf, but then I hate gardening.

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Am I stupid to be even considering moving to southern France?

Yes.

You have no idea if you will have the right to stay there.

90 day stay visa would be typical, as for US citizens. https://travel.state.gov/content/passports/en/go/schengen-fact-sheet.html

You could be subjected to any number of taxes and tax rules that would apply to non EU citizens.

Edited by Peter Hun

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Hoping quite a few British immigrants on the Riveira decide to head back to Blighty too"

Oh agentimmo what a reflection upon your racist and unpleasant attitude.

Something that should be consigned to history. I can say quite frankly you represent the worse kind of soul, an utter disgrace.

Did you read all of my post or just select the little piece that meets your blinkered agenda ?

In case you stumbled into the wrong website, this place is called HousePriceCrash. My (slight) tongue-in-cheek comment was looking at the possibility that a good number of UK residents , currently on the Riviera, would be forced or decide to move back to the UK due to Brexit and sell up. The effect of this would be to reduce or even - fingers crossed - crash the overpriced Riviera housing market. Thus allowing myself and other locals who live there to buy a decent place for our families to live in.

As for this cracker :

Final thought, if I may, I have seen my two sons educated in France, some of their stories when they came home from school were not enriching. The attitude that prevailed towards people of other faiths and colour were difficult to stomach. Regretfully, this is now playing out in front of the rest of the world. I do not know how France will address these problems as they are deep and institutionalised. I fear for the future, France has a problem and must firstly address thes home grown issues.

My brother in law if from the African continent. His teenage son tells me similar stories of racism and bullying he suffered. He's lived in England all of his life, not London. We don't tar all British people as racists , that would be silly wouldn't it?

Btw, show me where I have made a racist comment? Look back at my previous posts over the years then come back to me.

Your faux-outrage is embarrassing.

Edited by Agentimmo

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Oh dear that touched a raw nerve.

I live in France, but I am not blinkered to some of the failings of France, at no point have I referred to the UK, with the exception that the vote for Brexit is a disaster, for all sides.

The site is about house prices falling, that is true, and in France regretfully house prices do not seem to hold value. But this is a damned better situation than prevails in the UK, where it is a free for all with the youngest/poorest in society being left to drown. A dreadful greedy country.

What is embarrassing is your arrogance, which only an agentimmo could possibly have in such circumstances.

You, sir are a cad and bounder

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LOL! :D

What is embarrassing is your arrogance, which only an agentimmo could possibly have in such circumstances.

You, sir are a cad and bounder

And you take someone's Forum name literally? Jeez.....again, embarrassing.

You are obviously not a "whalebone".

I suggest, in my native Scots tongue, you are a complete "bawbag". :P

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But this is a damned better situation than prevails in the UK, where it is a free for all with the youngest/poorest in society being left to drown. A dreadful greedy country.

I'm not sure I'd consider 25% youth unemployment a bonus for France but still.

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