France remains one of the most popular destinations for disillusioned Brits who are looking for a better life for themselves and their families and believe that it lies just across the water.
Certainly, the warmer climate, varied landscape and rich culture go a long way to endear it to those currently living in the UK who are tired of long winters and the pub culture.
Many books, films and television shows encourage this trend with successful and unsuccessful stories of people who have dramatically changed their lives by emigrating – and even the negative stories have little effect on the morale of people who have set their hearts on moving to France.
Before you pull your kids out of school, sell your house and tell your boss what you really think of him, ensure that you are making the right decision by asking yourself – and your partner – some difficult questions. Of course it is true that you can always come back, but the financial and emotional cost of emigrating is large and therefore it isn’t something that should be taken lightly.
Deciding where you want to live, what sort of property you want to live in and what you can afford is probably the most important decision. Presumably you will have visited the part of France that you intend to move to – hopefully you aren’t considering moving to France without having been there! -and you have an idea about what properties are available. Ensure that the estate agents you are dealing with are registered, and that you are prepared for the rather more lengthy process that buying a property is in France, as compared to the UK.
When moving to France it is likely you will want to move most of your worldly possessions with you. Contact a reliable and experienced removals company such as European Removal Experts for help getting everything you love to your new home. They are fully insured and will help you with all aspects of moving to France.