One British citizen out of seven thinks about the opportunity of buying properties in Romania or Bulgaria, after the two countries became part of the European Union, a recent study indicates.

The number of UK citizens who visited Bulgaria increased 8%, up to 1.5 million individuals. Romania was visited until 2004 by 1.5 million UK citizens.

"The accession of the two countries represents a key-opportunity for investments", says John Triton, sales manager for the MRI Overseas Property agency.

"Based on our previous experience with East European Countries, we can tell there is still room for property price growth in both Romania and Bulgaria", Triton added.