We have been contacted by a journalist from The Times who is looking for reaction to the above news.
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I will copy the message below.
Dear Sir / Madam, I am a journalist at The Times and I am looking to speak to Brits who own homes in France about the 90 day rule and how it has affected their life and to gauge their reaction to the news in the Telegraph this morning that a French senator has tabled an amendment to increase the limit to 180 consecutive days: https://www.telegraph.co.uk/money/property/second-homes/france-brexit-visa-rule-relax-british-second-homes/#:~:text=France's90dayvisarule,toalongstayvisa
Would you or anyone on the site be willing to talk to me about this issue?
for us it makes no difference as we have our Carte de seujour. but we do have friends who are still UK based and for them it would be good to not have to calendar watch quite so much, but as Jamie says if it is just a rolling 180 in 360 (same as now, just longer), then I can see that it will not please everyone.
but for those who like to come over in the spring for a long summer break it would be a lot easier. we have a friend who is coming to the end of renovating a property near us, and the 90/180 rule has slowed him down, as he could not get as much done in the spring/summer for the last few years. also he was thinking of selling up, if he could not use it for 4 – 6 Month spells, maybe this will change his Mind ?
Wonder if it would make property over here more attractive, and help the french property market ?
Maybe the journalist should also speak to some immobliers ?
Looking at the news they aren’t talking about a fixed number of days ….just getting rid of the time limit.
sorry …I thought you would be pleased…we none of us wanted Brexit…it was bound to place limitations on all sorts of things…at least the French recognize that they are punishing people who don’t deserve punishment.
Getting rid of the time limit would be a great start and I would spend much more money in France, though sadly as a non European I will still have the problem of getting a work poo remit as a nomadic traveller. For years I have paid my way and now they may have made it impossible for me to do so. They need to.bring in a new system for people like me or bring back in the old system.with the recepisse de consignation for British travellers.
Damn that B word. 🤬
Anger and hate are not good for the soul and stop us being our best selves and from feeling happy and serene.
I dislike brecshit but life goes on.
If you can take action about changing it then do it with a clear mind and a pure heart then step back and enjoy your life. Can’t let those idiots spoil it for you x
a rolling 180 out of 360 is no different to how it was before brexit, if stay more than 6 Months then technically you are domicile in France, I suspect a lot of “ex-pats” were bending the rules and over staying, it was just that the as there was no real recording of entry / exit it would have been hard to enforce
I do think some people (Jamie, Moi et al) have been hit badly by the fiasco that was brexit, all we can do is hope that over coming years a more sensible government will prevail, and attitudes will soften on all sides
Tax Foncière is based on the rental value of a property. The rental values were recently reviewed and I think some peoples properties may have been revalued. If people bought a hovel and turned it into a smart residence but did not complete the relevant documentation for the tax office on completion it’s possible they have been paying a much lower rate of tax than they should have been. It would appear that for people who have been paying an appropriate amount of tax on their property this years increase is about 7%
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