These days it is common for people to have assets (such as property) in multiple countries. More than ever people live and work around the world and continue to own a house in their home country.
An estimated 5.5 million British people live overseas. According to various data, over 1.5m people reside down under (Australia and New Zealand), over 760,000 in Spain, 1.2 million in North America, 240,000 in Dubai, and 212,000 in South Africa.
It is recommended that you prepare a Will for each country in which you hold assets. What many British migrants fail to realise is that other countries’ laws often differ substantially from that of England and Wales.