If the house you’re buying is a few years or even decades old, you’re likely to need more DIY expertise. Some jobs might need doing immediately, such as putting up curtains, fixing doors or looking at issues in the kitchen or bathroom(s). You might also need to do bigger jobs like upgrading the kitchen or replastering walls. These jobs are much bigger and it helps to have good DIY knowledge or extra budget so that you can get professional help in.
You’re best looking online for professional help, whether that’s in local community groups on Facebook or on search engines. You could also ask for recommendations from friends, family or neighbours.
Even if your older home is in relatively good condition, most people will want to dedicate a couple of weeks to redecorating. Although it’s a basic job, it can be very costly and time consuming, so make sure you’re prepared.