» Property is being snapped up in Eymet, the most English corner of the French region, as Britons make move before it’s too late « 

Le « Brexit » vu de Dordogne


« “Just mad. We’ve had people coming in saying, literally: ‘We’re here for a week and by the time we leave we’d like a house.’ They want to sort things out, get in, start qualifying for residency. They feel the clock’s ticking. There’s a deadline.”  »

« About 400 of this bastide town’s 2,600 inhabitants are UK nationals – and even as older residents grow increasingly worried about their post-Brexit retirement, an unexpected pre-Brexit boom is under way, of often younger Britons keen to make the move before it could be too late. »

« Older Britons’ most serious concerns, Timmins said, were for the ever-falling value of their pensions (“people in their 70s are already taking pin-money jobs, gardening, cleaning, to top up their income”), and that the UK may one day no longer cover the healthcare costs of its pensioners abroad who paid British social security. “Private healthcare in France would leave some penniless,” he said. »





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