Brexit: 90-day rule may force us to sell our house in France

90-day rule may force us to sell up in France, says second homeowner in France.
90-day rule may force us to sell up in France, says second homeowner in France.

A Welshman with a second home in France is fighting a rule that limits non-EU citizens to 90 days’ stay out of 180 in the Schengen Area.

He says if nothing changes, he may have to sell his property in Nouvelle-Aquitaine. Christopher David, 66, a retired company director, bought a dilapidated 16th-century barn in a small village 20 minutes south of Angoulême 10 years ago. Since then, he and his partner have renovated the property and now spend almost six months a year there.

That will have to change when the Brexit transition period ends on December 31 and the rules for British visitors are revised. Then, under current rules, British people – in line with other non-EU visitors – ...

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