The professional removalists are essential to make a future move a truly worry-free experience. They will provide a high-quality service that will ensure your belongings are transported safety and without damage. However, it is important to conduct a little research before signing a contract.
Let’s take a look at a few of the most important things to consider:
Many first-timer home owners ask family and friends for a personal referral. Simply asking friends, co-workers, or even your estate agent can help to short-list the most promising candidates. Additionally, it can benefit to call the companies and ask for references or use one of the many sites that published customer reviews of local services.
Ask for an in-person estimate to get an accurate idea of cost. A variety of factors are taken into account when quoting the cost, such as the distance to travel, type and weight of items, and packing services. Try to get at least two or three estimates in advance to give more time to compare the options side-by-side.
Make sure to be very clear to the removalists about the belongings, clothes, furniture and boxes that need to be transported. They will only need to move the items that were mentioned at the time of giving the estimate. If extra items are added at a later point, this is likely to result in a further charge on top of the original estimate. Also, this can cause real complications if the moving truck doesn’t have the space to accept the extra items.
The cost quoted for the move should be all-inclusive and not subject to any added fees, such as equipment fees, extra stops charges or fuel surcharges.
Many of the removalists are likely to offer a packing service which means they will take on the responsibility of safely packing your goods for the journey to your new home. A crating or packing service is certain to eliminate a lot of the stress you are likely to feel as the moving date starts to arrive.
Alternatively, if you prefer to take on the packing work, you can buy or hire enough boxes from the removalists to get your belongings ready.
Ideally the removalists should include a certain amount of insurance coverage in the package to make sure your belongings are covered in the event of an accident. Plus, it will help to get details of the insurance coverage confirmed in writing. However, it may be worth checking with your home insurance to see if this type of coverage is already included.