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    “ Living on a stunning Cyclades Island, in a sugar cube house with sweeping views of the Aegean Sea, was a dream come true for novelist David Young from Twickenham, when he settled on the Greek island of Syros several years ago. Like thousands of second-home owners in Greece – and elsewhere in Europe – however, David’s dream could turn into a nightmare on January 1, 2021 when Schengen rules, limiting the amount of time he can spend in his foreign bolthole, come into force.

    “Like me, many Brits divide their lives between two countries, but after Brexit – unless they apply for full residency in the EU country where they’ve bought their property, pay taxes there, and lose their NHS provision back home – second-home owners will be limited to stays of a maximum of 90 days,” says David, who set up Facebook group 180 Days in Greece to help fellow Britons affected by the new regulations. ”

    Could Brexit signal the end of the road for second-home owners in Europe?

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    Yes, for many. But it is this that will really stick the knife in:

    Pet travel to Europe from 1 January 2021 - GOV.UK

    4 month process instead of rocking up to the Chunnel.

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    Put it on AirBnB for the other 6 months a year?
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    People buy property in Switzerland thinking it'll entitle them to live here. It doesn't. But you can get a 3 month tourist visa.
    Down with racism. Long live miscegenation!

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    Quote Originally Posted by NotAllThere View Post
    People buy property in Switzerland thinking it'll entitle them to live here. It doesn't. But you can get a 3 month tourist visa.
    So its like then just buy 4 houses, right Gov?

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    Quote Originally Posted by AtW View Post
    So its like then just buy 4 houses, right Gov?
    Sure, Tell yourself that, princess.
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    Quote Originally Posted by AtW View Post
    “ and lose their NHS provision back home –
    second home owners depending on the NHS? Anyone with some income and capital has a private insurance,

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    Quote Originally Posted by NotAllThere View Post
    People buy property in Switzerland thinking it'll entitle them to live here. It doesn't. But you can get a 3 month tourist visa.
    What if you're Phil Collins?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Eirikur View Post
    second home owners depending on the NHS? Anyone with some income and capital has a private insurance,
    Yeah, private insurance... oh wait - the Govt seconded private hospitals to support Nhs and in any case Nhs doctors often do the private operations...

    Say my private insurance costs me 300-400 per month, a lot less than car insurance which is kind of telling that I should not expect much (from both)

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    Quote Originally Posted by AtW View Post
    Yeah, private insurance... oh wait - the Govt seconded private hospitals to support Nhs and in any case Nhs doctors often do the private operations...

    Say my private insurance costs me 300-400 per month, a lot less than car insurance which is kind of telling that I should not expect much (from both)
    I'm somewhat surprised your car insurance is less than that. Walls cost a fortune to rebuild, y'know...
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