Moving into a new house in London is all about getting your timing just right. It is often the case that you have to invest in a house that needs some work doing on it in order to make your money go further. Property in London tends to be more expensive, so relocating might require you to make a commitment to a more long term project.
It makes sense to get all renovations out of the way before you actually move in. This approach will save you the hassle of moving in only to have to move out again while work takes place or put up with workmen carrying out extensive renovation work while you are trying to go about your daily affairs.
If you arrange your house renovation straight away with a design+build company then you will be able to move directly into a house that is completely to your taste. You should make sure to budget for all the renovation work you expect you’ll need to have carried out when you place an offer on a house – although it is always possible to save up for future modernisation.