What to avoid when booking a removal company

What to avoid when booking a removal company

Moving home is a lot like Jenga, everything needs to fit into place in exactly the right way and if just one piece is missing, it can feel like your whole world is falling down around you. A main part of getting your move right is by hiring the right removal company to suit you.

It is always a good idea to get several removal quotations from different companies so that you can compare prices. If you notice that one price is a lot lower than the rest then your first reaction might be to want to book with them because after all you want to keep the costs down; what you need to make sure of before you book however is that they are a professional and reliable company with the relevant insurance to protect your goods whilst in their care.

There are several ways that you can check that a company is reputable such as:

  • Check out their website, a professional looking website with plenty of content shows that this is their main profession and not some part time job

  • Look at reviews about their services, see what people have said about them for previous jobs completed

  • Make sure that you have a copy of the quotation and an invoice

  • Avoid paying cash on the day from some man and van businesses

  • Ask to talk to someone they have done work for in the past and find out their honest opinion

A professional removal company should have the following insurance; goods in transit and public liability insurance, this covers your goods whilst in the care of the removal company with both them handling your goods as well as transporting them to your new home.

Like the saying goes, "You get what you pay for" if you book a cheap removal man then it's likely that you will end up on the day with some man with his van and a few mates with little to no experience of handling goods as well as no insurance meaning in the likely event that your goods are damage that you will have no cover to claim on. It is also very possible for a removal van not to turn up if the weather isn't great or they get a better offer of work elsewhere.

At House Removals Worldwide we work very closely with our local housing association with moving their tenants into their new homes as well storing goods on a long or short term basis; as such we have showed that we are a reliable and professional removal company and continue to work together.


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