Maybe it's that your landlord is the tight-fisted, always-popping-by type who never leaves you alone. Maybe it's that your landlord is the never-around type who expects you to DIY your way out of every household drama. Maybe it's that your flatmate is someone you wouldn't want to share a lift with, never mind a living space. Or, perhaps you've just reached a point in your life where paying an obscene amount of money for a single bed and some worn IKEA furniture has lost its charm.
Whatever your motivations for seeking property in London, you'll find the city's got plenty of places that are just right for a first-time buyer, all without the exorbitant price tags you've been warned about. Estate agent comparison site GetAgent clued us in to several ogle-worthy properties spanning London — each one priced at less than £500,000.
Are buckets of Farrow & Ball paint, reams of House of Hackney wallpaper, and furniture that hasn't been used by dozens of past tenants in your future? We think so. Happy hunting!