Brits still attracted by French culture

It seems that a love of French culture is continuing to appeal to British property purchasers.

A poll conducted by Leggett Immobilier, the largest seller of French property to British buyers, has revealed the top reasons for Brits wanting to buy a home in France. – with the French culture topping the list. The chance to enjoy a rural lifestyle and an improved climate were also key motivations.

“We have always known that it is the culture, lifestyle and climate that British people love about France,” said Trevor Leggett, chairman of Leggett Immobilier.

Perhaps surprisingly, given the uncertainty that has surrounded Britain’s future relationship with other EU countires since June’s Brexit vote, Leggett Immobilier have reported a rise in sales in the third quarter compared to the same period last year.

And Trevor Leggett believes that sales to British buyers could continue to increase over the coming years.

“With [Alain] Juppé poised for victory in the next election and an increase of 100,000 property transactions over the past 12 months, it is clear that the French property market is on the up. Couple this with the lowest mortgage rates seen for decades, and it is clear why now is the time to buy property in France,” he explained.

Key reasons for Brits buying property in France 1. French culture (31%) 2. Rural lifestyle (25%) 3. The weather (20%) 4. House prices (16%) 5. Food and Drink (4.5%) 6. Safe community (3.5%)

Article published 8th November 2016