Unique Living
July 19th, 2019 | by Serge Cowan


Everyone is talking about it, but nobody dare pose the question, so I will.

What would happen in the event that the next UK General Election was won by the Labour party? 

Given their track record of threats to impose tax penalties to those owning property over a certain benchmark, the speculation that there would be a mass exodus of people leaving the country, to live abroad, would probably not be too much off the mark. 

In much the same way that there have been allegations of anti-Semitism within the party, mud sticks and many would look to relocate in that scenario but to where? 

James Dyson, the billionaire inventor, despite being a staunch Brexiteer, has already invested in a multi million pound luxury property in Singapore. 

With sufficient reason to leave the UK coupled with the incentives being offered by European countries, such as the Golden Visa programme offered by Portugal where an investment of €500k will gain a residency permit, there is a real possibility for UK residents to leave their homeland to save on tax, or the Jewish community relocating to Southern European shores and Israel.

The fact is that people are reactionary and that makes sense.  Fear is real and dictates our actions especially where emotion and finance meet lifestyle objectives. Buying a luxury property abroad or relocating overseas can be a direct result of perspective.

A political shift would be far more long term and that is why I see people genuinely speculating on where they would move to in the event that they were not happy with the political outcome on the short term horizon…..have I got your attention yet?

Then let’s look at some options.  Hablo Espanol? Just an hour’s flight from the UK but with far better weather, Barcelona villas for sale can be real gem. It is a great hybrid of bustling city with a beach life to match and there are some really stunning properties to consider including this delightful luxury villa for sale in Vilassar de Dalt, considered by many as one of the most exclusive areas in the city.  The property has been finished to a very high standard and offers both indoor and outdoor pools.  

If you’re quite happy with a less warm climate, then you should consider buying a chalet or apartment in the French Alps.  With a choice that includes Annecy property for sale, Chamonix chalets, Meribel and Courchevel apartments and property, you can select from properties based on their proximity to ski slopes or just as easily, proximity to the beautiful lakes.  Consider this stunning and award winning Savoyarde luxury chalet available to buy where you could enjoy breakfast on the terrace whilst taking in the breathtaking mountain views. 

For those of you who yearn to go back to nature and own an authentic farmhouse, there is this stone built villa for sale in the Arezzo countryside. With 9 bedrooms and 10 bathrooms, there are plenty of options for visiting guests or to try your hand at running a B&B if that’s ever appealed.  

I know that after a quick chat, I could allay your concerns about finding a perfect overseas property either to relocate to or just to use as a holiday home.  My extensive experience, coupled with my excellent overseas teams, mean that we can save you a great deal of time and frustration so don’t put it off for tomorrow, who knows what that will bring?  

Get in touch now by using the following link to schedule a meeting with me and we can have a discussion, however speculative at this point, about your plans, your fears and your hopes for your future, wherever that may be. 

Serge Cowan

Serge Cowan

Managing Director and Founder

Serge has an extensive marketing background, after a broadcasting career, Serge moved into marketing where he worked for BSkyB & a number of leading Public Relations agencies.
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