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How to select a good home removal company

When you’re moving home and planning to select a home removal company, there are many factors to consider. Firstly, if you value your possessions, it’s important to appoint a quality removals company. Ask if the company are members of the British Association of Removers (BAR).

This ensures that the company complies with all legal and insurance considerations and uses the correct, licenced vehicles. Questions to ask should include what level and type of insurance is offered, how long have they been trading and can they supply references?

Ascertain how your move will be carried out, so you understand the logistics too. Also, look for signs of professionalism, such as liveried vehicles and competent estimators.

Of course, price is a consideration, so it’s important to gain several quotes. The main factors that determine price will be the number of possessions you have to transport, whether you require the crew to pack for you, whether you require strong packing materials and how far the van(s) have to travel. Other factors include whether you have any high value special items, how fast you want to move and whether you intend to move during peak times such as school holidays or weekends. Moving mid-week will often lead to lower prices, with more time available to complete the work for the removal crew.

The ultimate goal is getting your prized possessions to your new home in one piece, in the rooms in which you want them. To make the move as stress free as possible, select a professional removals company and ensure that you understand how they plan to carry out the job.