Thomas moved permanently to Portugal in 2018, having visited regularly since he was a child. After a year in Lisbon, he settled in the Ribatejo, the agricultural heartland around an hour from Lisbon, up the Tagus river valley – an area generally overlooked by people looking to move to Portugal.
With his partner, Thomas runs a small Portuguese business helping people take better-informed decisions when researching, buying and restoring property. They specialise in surveys/inspections, technical assessments, planning advice and critical friend support. Reabilitejo can be found in the Business Directory here.
When not working, Thomas enjoys exploring the landscapes and historical places of Portugal, as well as local food, drink and crafts – and he loves choral music, singing in choirs in the UK and here in Portugal.
Thomas is happy to talk about any of the above – the professional and personal themes – as part of time purchased through Ask Our Expats. In recent months, he’s helped people whittle down shortlists of properties, understand common property and living questions (utilities, damp, recycling, you name it) and other issues such as public transport, climate, shopping…