So what does the Brexit mean for you?

For all our clients who are worried about Brexit please read this report thanks to the Daily Mail 24.06.2016

British people who live abroad

In the short term, nothing changes. The UK will remain a member of the EU for at least two years. That is the period defined in Article 50 of the Lisbon Treaty for a departing country to negotiate a new relationship with the EU — and the clock will not start until the Conservatives have elected a new leader in the autumn.

Beyond two years, Britons may lose the automatic right to work or study elsewhere in the EU, and could require a work permit or visa. But it depends on what deal we negotiate. If, for example, like Norway we remain members of the single market, free movement will carry on just as before.

It is a misconception that we currently have the automatic right to live in another EU country. Even with Britain as a member of the EU, Britons can be sent packing after three months if we have no job or any other means of supporting ourselves.

What will happen to expats will vary from country to country. If you are an established resident in another EU state and have sufficient savings and investments to support yourself, you are unlikely to be troubled. If you are worried, one option is to apply for citizenship in the country where you live.


You will have noticed over the last couple of days that the pound is now worth significantly less. This is expected to be a temporary measure. You will still be able to use your debit and credit cards just a before. What could change is the cost of using your cards as the EU Consumer Rights Directive has already been incorporated into UK law and may continue to be valid even if we do leave the EU.


Many complained when the old blue passports were replaced by the floppy red ones, in the early 90's.

Once Britain leaves the EU the words European Union will be removed from the passports and the colour may change. But because passports last for 10 years, it is unlikely that the government will recall all the passports, so we will probably be able to use the ones we have until they run out.


We currently enjoy visa free travel within the EU and this is unlikely to change, but you may find that border officials take a little more interest in your passport.


As citizens of the EU we have the same rights as a local to buy a property, and we are sure that Spain will be very happy to continue for this to happen as Spain needs our money with tourism being the biggest income. Some rules on inheritance and other taxes may change but if any legislation is passed we will let you know.


The S1 allows us to use the Spanish Social Security with either none or little cost, this may change and will be negotiated by the government. But thoughts are at the moment that this will not change as other governments will want their citizens to be able to use the national health service.


From local talk, it may be that provided you have a contract and are paying social security, you may require a work permit, but that is only going back to how things were.


Again, providing that you have enough funds to support yourself, and can get medical cover or you have the funds for medical cover, there is no reason why you should worry.