We beat Brexit deadline to move to France

Robert and Jennifer Linden

A YOUNG couple from Yorkshire have realised their dream of buying a barn to convert – completing the purchase in France just a month before the October 31 Brexit deadline.

First-time buyers Robert and Jennifer Linden, 26 and 27, had weighed up value for money between an unconverted barn – or a small cottage – in the Yorkshire Dales or a project near Jennifer’s parents and grandparents, who live in the Lot.

They had a maximum budget of £150,000, which is what unconverted barns or a cottage in the Dales would cost. They had ruled out buying a tiny flat with the money in south east England, near to where Jennifer was in the army and Robert worked in building project management and design.

“With my grandparents having moved to France 20 years ago, and having had many happy holidays here, it was natural that ...

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