Spring 2016

As the big Brexit question dominates life for the next three months, many of us are thinking about the implications for British owners abroad, from the future of cheap flights to Europe to the rights of expats relating to benefits or pensions. Another hot potato — the chancellor’s stamp-duty hike on UK second homes — is making some investors look abroad for a better bottom line (although will he change pension lump-sum rules again?).

We offer a few ideas, from golf homes on the Algarve to Florida holiday rentals and Turkish resort hot spots. As well as reflecting on the big trends this year — including the pound’s rate against the euro — we ask property owners what mistakes they have made when buying abroad. Meanwhile, if you want to get out of Europe, there’s our guide to moving to Oz. Get inspired!