Just wondering if anyone can help here at all. Am fed up of our Bliarite/Brownite nanny state and am considering upping sticks lock stock and barrel to either Austria or Germany. What I am thinking of is buying a something like a small to medium sized Bed & Breakfast or Guest House to run as a business. What I would like to know is, have any ARRSErs gone and done what I am thinking of doing? If so, could they advise on the pitfalls? Who would lend for a mortgage etc? Is ti better to approach a Austrian/German bank for a mortgage or a UK Bank like Barclays or RBS, for example? Are the legal ins and outs a pain in the you know what or relatively easy? For example, in Austria, I know about having to put a 10% deposit down in escrow once a verbal bid has been accepted and I am already aware of the 10 year rule on Capital Gains in Austria. But is there anything else you think I should know about? Any information, however trivial BUT SENSIBLE, would be gratefully accepted.