About Us

DC PIC 2About Escape to the Sun

Escape to the Sun was founded by David Clarke to help customers safely buy overseas residential property.

David has had a successful career in financial services across Europe and the Middle East which has given him wide exposure to different markets and a personal insight into the benefits of owning property outside the UK.

Having been in the corporate world for over twenty-five years working with some very talented and inspirational leaders, it was time to set out and work for himself and rekindle his enthusiasm in an area he has great passion.

David’s simple philosophy in business is that if you look after and care for your customers, the business will look after itself.

David is happily married with three children and has helped to raise over £250k for cancer-related charities over the years. David also holds a Degree in engineering from the University of Bradford and qualified as a Fellow of the Institute and Faculty of Actuaries.

Our Mission

The Escape to the Sun mission to support customers in buying overseas residential property. Our vision is to build a portfolio of delighted customers who have realised their dreams and ambitions of owning an overseas property.

Our strength lies in the expertise and experience within the business and access to a global network of independent local representatives from agents to solicitors and surveyors – global reach combined with local knowledge.

The other areas where we pride ourselves are in the following:

  • Understanding the local market and purchase process so that you buy a property both safely and securely
  • Focus on selecting properties in good locations with promising growth prospects and future marketability
  • Strong service proposition to help save time for our busy customers whether you are looking for a second-home or retire overseas
  • Strong negotiation skills
  • Access to the total market including direct, private, ‘whisper’ sales and off-market properties
  • Ensuring property has sound legal title
  • Supporting tax-efficient ownership structures
Our Values

Our core values are to be:

  • Professional
  • Ethical
  • Trusted
  • Sincere
  • On the side of the customer
  • Inspiring

Above all, although buying a property can be an emotional rollercoaster at times, we want you to enjoy the journey with the comfort that you are in safe hands.

Our Code of Conduct

AIPP Member logoWe are a proud member of the Association of International Property Professionals (AIPP). This is an industry body established to promote the highest standards of professionalism in the international property investment industry.


As a member of the AIPP, we have committed to the AIPP code of conduct.


We would hope that you would never have cause for complaint regarding our service. In the unlikely event you are not satisfied with the support you receive from Escape to the Sun and we have not been able to remedy the situation to your satisfaction, our customers have access to the dispute resolution procedure at the AIPP through The Property Ombudsman. Details of how to raise a complaint can be found here.

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