Christopher’s career has been dedicated to the travel business and international property.
Educated in Hotel Management at Leeds Beckett University, his first job was catering manager on Caribbean cruise liners. He worked in hotels and restaurants around the world before opening his own restaurant in 1993.
10 years later Christopher’s first book was published, Maximum Diner, and Chris moved from running businesses to writing about them.
Having gained a PGDip in Dramatic Writing at Sussex University and a NCTJ Journalism qualification at City College Brighton, Chris became a journalist and then editor in 2005.
Having edited Property Guides and led a team of writers around the world since 2016, Chris has an unrivalled knowledge of the global property market, combined with a deep understanding of what British property buyers abroad need to make their purchase safely.
Books: Weekends to Brag About, co-written guidebooks to Mallorca and Cyclades (Harper Collins).
Magazines and newspapers: Everything Spain, America magazine, France magazine, Sunday Times, Mail on Sunday, Discover Britain, Monarch Airlines, Flybe Airlines, Saga magazine.
Books: A Place in the Sun, Spain (Channel 4) (co-written)
Magazines and newspapers: OPP (Overseas Property Professional – Editor), AIPP guides (Association of International Property Professionals - Editor) A Place in the Sun’s America (Editor), A Place in the Sun magazine, The Times Bricks and Mortar, Property Hub, Spain Magazine.
As property hunter and features writer for A Place in the Sun magazine for over ten years, Chris helped hundreds of people to fulfil their dream of owning a home abroad.
Business and Finance
Books: Maximum Diner
Magazines and newspapers: Daily Telegraph, Barclays Bank, Nat West Bank, Direct Line Insurance.
Portugal Property Guides reader survey for 2020 was our most successful ever. (It’s almost as if people had nothing better to do…!) From nearly 800 responses we are able to get a clear picture of the hopes, dreams, plans and concerns of property buyers in Portugal, whether that’s for a holiday home or a complete relocation.
With the UK’s quarantines and travel restrictions changing every week – and varying even between different parts of the country – it’s hard to keep up with where you can and cannot view property. That’s all we needed with just weeks to go until the Brexit transition period ends. Read your update to the latest “exempt list” travel rules.
Buying property in Spain under quarantine rules is quite possible, but you will need to self-isolate on your return to the UK. That’s if you want to return, of course. With only four months until the Brexit transition period ends, this could be your best chance to gain residency in Spain with all your EU rights intact. But can you fly there?
Equity release allows you to live your life to the full, while remaining living in your family home. In recent years there has been a huge growth in innovative equity release products, at low interest rates and with bargains to be had. It can be organised quickly and efficiently too, in around six weeks from initial consultation. But there are restrictions, and some potential clients have concerns about losing their home. So what do you need to know?
Would you like to be an estate agent in France? If you love the country and its homes as much as we do at France Property Guides, it might sound like your dream opportunity. So how can you start your career in French property?