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we were happily living in South London, in a great apartment.
However, neither of us are old, but then we were not young either. We realized that within the next 20 years, we would be retired.
… and neither of us wanted to get old in London…. So we started to think of a long term plan for retirement, which would involve a move, and lay the groundwork for our departure.
We decided to look around and invest in another property so that we at least had a foot on the property ladder
But, with the decision not to stay in London, where…?
We are both from urban areas so it clearly had to be a city, and so that was our initial focus.
We then ruled out most of the Northern European cities, and for family reasons, did not want to move outside of Europe in general.
In recent years we have lived very close to “Little Portugal” in SW London, and this had led to several visits to Portugal during 2010’s.
We had got to love Lisbon and found it a lively place, and so we thought… maybe a small apartment that we could rent out either short or long let, as like most cities, prices were on the rise.
Of course there is a reality that starts to creep in at this point. If we rent this out what do we do if anything happens? We know no one, and we have little knowledge of the local market, there is the language barrier, etc.
One day we woke up to a moment when we said
“We have lived 20 - 30 years in London, Why wait to get old? Why not go now “. Yes we have the dream of retiring but what about making the change when we are still fit and healthy to enjoy it.
This started an unstoppable chain of events.
Four years on from that decision, we are here. We have been out of London for more than two years, and living in Lisbon.
We know that it has not been easy, there are difficult challenges out there to be faced but we have faced many challenges already and things are getting easier.
We know that reading this you may have similar questions and may face similar challenges. We would like to be able to assist you if it is possible.
just get in touch, we will discuss your plan….