In 2017, Independent Network – a national
business group – conducted a poll that showed most residents of the UK are
likely to move an astonishing seven times before they finally find a place to
settle down. All of which means that most of us will spend a fair bit of time
over the years dealing with removal companies.
So how do you go about getting a good one?
As one of Lincolnshire’s foremost removal firms ourselves, the team here at
Perfect Move have put together the following list of things you should look for
in a removals company.
Keep it local
While it probably goes without saying, a key thing to look for in your removals company is whether or not they are local. There are some companies that claim to provide a truly nationwide service, but if you’re house move isn’t taking you far, then engaging a local removals firm to handle the heavy work is just common sense. After all, a team from the same area is going to know the best way to and from your new property and, in all likelihood, will be able to anticipate (and avoid) traffic jams, roadworks, congested areas, and the like, making you move run smoother and quicker than expected.
Know what you want before you call
Any time you hire a removals company,
always remember that they are working for you. Before you speak to them on the
phone, put together a list of things that you need from your removal firm –
commitment to a certain time, a particular size of vehicle, a packing service,
or whatever – and be prepared to ask any prospective company if they are able
to meet your requirements. If they’re not, then thank them for their time and
It is important that you know whether or
not your removal company is insured – specifically whether their insurance
covers your belongings for the duration of the move. Any reputable firm will,
of course, have a policy in place but, before you sign their contract, make
sure you understand the circumstances in which it comes into play. For
instance, are your items insured during loading and unloading of the van, or is
it only while the vehicle is in motion? Are they insured against accidental
damage, or is it only third party, fire, and theft? Is there an excess to be
covered before the policy will pay out? These are all things you should check
out before you agree to hire the company in question.
For some people, a house move is a simple thing. For others, it’s a knotted mess of one problem after another. You might need help with packing, or getting items into storage, or shipping a few items off to a different destination, and it can all get on top of you. Speak to your removals firm. Many of them have diversified the services that they offer to include these related services, saving you time, stress, and money getting them all from the one place.
Get in touch
For residents of Lincolnshire and beyond who are in need of a competent and professional removal company to handle their house move: call Perfect Move today. We meet all of the conditions listed above and our friendly and efficient staff will be happy to answer any further queries you might have. Call us on 01775 640 707 or 07916 124 485 for your free, no-obligation quote.