Sooo... hopelessly out of my depth and about to put an offer in on a place through sheer naivety...
It'll need serious love, on a pretty minor budget (given what cash I have). What order do I need to do these things in, and what can I expect to be able to do myself - beyond decorating? Any one got any experience or advice via DM or over a beer!?
And where do you start - Builder? Architect? Plumber? Just order a skip and tear it apart...?
Going through your list:
I'm happy to give you advice on pretty much anything. Depending on where the flat is I may even be able to recommend people to you.
The order will depend on your priorities sit down and make a list of what needs doing in what order, if you are buying with a significant other do it separately then compare notes and form a joint strategy. Assuming that as you say cash is in short supply you will be living there when work is ongoing I would therefore strongly advise doing one room at a time and try to do it so you do one big job room, say kitchen or bathroom, then one room that requires less work i.e lick of paint in the hallway or a bedroom. This way you will feel you are making progress quicker than you would if you doing the big jobs one after the other. Obviously splitting into rooms goes out the window if you have to take on house wide work like re-wiring.
Good luck and I hope you get it.
Thank you! Sort of the confidence boost / reality check I needed. The list recommendation was a good idea - fortunately we agreed.
Low ball offer has been accepted, pending Surveyor telling us we are out of our minds, I will be in need of recommendations for Bromley area trades-folk.
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