The very best time to move to France is now
Following the joint statement issued on the 8th December by Jean-Claude Juncker and Theresa May we now know that U.K. citizens permanently registered to live in France by March 2019 will have their residency status, including health benefits protected. This will certainly put many minds at rest to know that as stated under……..Rules for healthcare… will follow Regulation (EC) No 883/2004. Persons whose competent state is the UK and are in the EU27 on the specified date (and vice versa) … continue to be eligible for healthcare reimbursement, as long as that stay, residence or treatment continues.’
Act now to safeguard your rights. Never has there been more urgency to buy your home in France if you intend to make it your primary residence. People buying a holiday home in France do not need to enter the rush but it is really important for anyone thinking of buying a French property for full time living to do so long before March 2019. Given that most people take between 6-12 months to settle on an area, find a house and complete the purchase, it really is important to get a move on.
Once you own your house in France you will need to register with the tax authorities so that you have proof of residency before March 2019. It is certainly sensible not to wait until the date draws nearer as there will be many U.K. citizens in France anxious to go through this process in time to benefit from having their residency status respected.
Let us help you with the process
At Healey Fox, with our years’ of experience, we can help you to find the area of France that suits your needs and assist you in making the right choice of location and property type. We have thousands of French houses for sale on our website, each seen and chosen by one of our partner agents. We can make viewing appointments for you with as many of our French partner agents that you wish to see and each of them will take you to see houses of your choice and maybe even some so freshly taken on that you could be the first person to see them! We are also able to offer financing and currency assistance. With Healey Fox you will have all aspects of your purchase covered and our service is totally FREE as we share the standard commission with the agent (this comission is included in the advertised price of the property). Call us to discuss your property requirements on 01306 775 008.