If you are in the process of moving to France or moving to Germany, you will already have planned out exactly what you will need to do before the big day when you leave these shores. This plan will include all the logistics of the move, such as booking a professional company who will ensure that all your belongings and furniture are taken care of while they are being transported in the lorry. Once you have taken care of the transport side of things, try and keep a level head about the move itself.
It’s so easy to get carried away with the excitement of moving to France, but try and temper this with some hard headed thinking about what the move will entail. If you are moving to an area where you have spent holidays, try and visit that location at a different time of year. As an example, that beautiful village where you have spent two weeks every year for the last decade.
Will it be as enticing in January when the roads are blocked with snow and you find it difficult to get around?
The same applies to the home you will live in when you are moving to France or moving to Germany. Unless you have a sound understanding of the French or German legal system – or you are getting good advice from an English speaking lawyer – it may be a good idea to rent a property. This will give you a chance to get to know the property market before committing yourself to a major purchase.