House-hunters undeterred by Brexit
Posted on 25th July 2017
Both experts and visitors alike were positive about the prospect of Brexit at The France Show earlier this year.
Brexit and a bout of cold winter weather failed to deter house-hunters from turning out in force to The France Show in London where the UK’s largest French property exhibition was held in January.
Despite concerns raised since the UK voted to leave the EU in June, the property exhibition enjoyed a steady flow of property buyers for the duration of the three-day event at London’s Olympia, where many exhibitors said this was their best year yet.
“I’ve been doing this for 26 years and I’ve never been so busy – it’s been magnificent,” said Charles Smallwood of Agence l’Union
In addition to the impressive turnout, exhibitors also noted a rise in buyers’ budgets, as well as more serious inquiries.
A programme of free seminars throughout the weekend offered essential advice to potential buyers, from ideas on where to live in France to legal and financial tips. Matthew Cameron of Ashtons Legal gave a presentation on understanding the legal aspects of the buying process.
“We spoke to several people interested in purchasing property in France, as well as some who already own property there. While the result of the EU referendum and the UK’s decision to leave was mentioned by many visitors, most appeared to accept not only the decision, but also the fact that nobody is yet certain just how this decision will affect all of us,” he explained.
Anyone still house hunting should visit The French Property Exhibition held at Olympia London on 16-17 September 2017 where there will be free expert advice in the property seminars, the opportunity to browse thousands of properties for sale and a chance to discuss your plans with property agents. Register for free fast-track tickets now here.
Tickets for The France Show 2018 will be available soon.