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Moving to Spain: what happens if the UK leaves the EU?

Posted: Mon Jun 13, 2016 9:45am
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Nick59

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Hi we are moving to Spain in sept.

Has anyone got any advise about what happens if England leave the eu would this affect me moving over just really concerned as have paid for my home now and not able to get money back.

Any advice would be great.

finmar

Posted: Mon Jun 13, 2016 5:07pm

finmar

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Posted: Mon Jun 13, 2016 5:07pm

No-one knows what will happen until it happens.  I have recently bought in Playa Flamenca and what I think about is that there are people who are not within the EU who have bought properties in Spain and still buying.  I tend not to listen to what is being constantly put across and particularly from Spanish politicians who have warned that any expats may be asked to leave.  If they do that there will be many areas ghost towns and they will lose their much needed income.

Nick59

Posted: Mon Jun 13, 2016 7:32pm

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Posted: Mon Jun 13, 2016 7:32pm

Thank you this was a big step for us and now coming up to leaving uk and gets a little worrying.

promac

Posted: Mon Jun 13, 2016 9:21pm

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Posted: Mon Jun 13, 2016 9:21pm

Hi Dont worry about it, deep down this country can not do without the Xpats, at the moment. Enjoy your home in Spain. All will turn out just fine, trust me. 

swcoulthurst

Posted: Mon Jun 13, 2016 9:22pm

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Posted: Mon Jun 13, 2016 9:22pm

Can't see it making any difference. As already said non EU residents already and we BRITS contribute too much to the economy for the Spanish to consider asking expats to leave. The economy is so fragile as it is. Just think of the already overcrowded property and how many more properties can the banks take back.

Nick59

Posted: Mon Jun 13, 2016 9:31pm

Nick59

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Posted: Mon Jun 13, 2016 9:31pm

Thank you all so much you have put my mind at rest 

dinnerout

Posted: Tue Jun 14, 2016 4:37pm

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Posted: Tue Jun 14, 2016 4:37pm

Hi Nick, I also bought recently and have already moved over. Obviously would prefer us to stay in, but as others have said if the vote is for out I can't see massive changes. 

There might be some implications for healthcare and possibly pensions. (Would need to research), but as others have said there are already lots of other non EU countries with expat owners. They need the income we bring - they aren't going to March us to the airport, don't worry 😊

Peteteresa

Posted: Sun Jun 19, 2016 7:59pm

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Posted: Sun Jun 19, 2016 7:59pm

Nick59 wrote on Mon Jun 13, 2016 9:45am:

Hi we are moving to Spain in sept.

Has anyone got any advise about what happens if England leave the eu would this affect me moving over just really concerned as have paid for my home now and not able to get money back.

Any advice would be great.

We bought a property in January and plan to move permanently in next 2 yrs. We aren't concerned at all about leaving eu. Although the vote occurs this Thursday in uk, our vote is only advisory to the government. Even if majority vote out ( everyone I know are voting to remain) the government can ignore the votes and Will choose their own choice anyway. I really don't think we will leave the eu. Enjoy your property. 😃

Nick59

Posted: Sun Jun 19, 2016 8:58pm

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Posted: Sun Jun 19, 2016 8:58pm

Thank you for your advice we have been so looking forward to do this and felt nervous with what was going to happen.

Brian1042

Posted: Mon Jun 20, 2016 11:06am

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Posted: Mon Jun 20, 2016 11:06am

To be frank Nick, you have taken the nice parts and ignored the most important first answer. As stated by finmar 'No-one knows'. That is the fact. All the rest is speculation. I cannot see how that can set your mind at rest. 

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