The bike is an interesting approach but we don’t know if the items made it and you might struggle with an entire household.
A professional removals company should use well maintained vehicles and deliver planned, safe methodology. Their skills on packing, routes and timing make the difference between a successful day and a headache.
Although removals day has traditionally been known as stressful, the opposite is possible. A key step in the process of enjoying the day as you should is choosing a removals company
We are not trying to be rigid with the suggestions below, or saying choose us, simply that moving locally, or to another country takes care. There are good removals companies across the UK and finding them is time well spent.
Check On Companies
- Use the web to source information. The removals company should have a website and the views of others can help. Rather than follow the company's suggestions, try a Google search such as "Farrer and Fenwick reviews".
- Check Companies House as most removers are limited companies. You don't need to study their accounts in depth but can get a picture. This register will show how long they’ve been trading, where accounts were filed from.
- Professional Trade Bodies can be helpful, especially those who enforce quality standards, or codes of practice, such as the British Association of Removers. Try a search on the BAR website, rather than trust website logos.
- Business Like Behaviour is a symptom of a well run business. Were you happy with the way contact was handled. If your first call diverts to a mobile and is answered "Hello Mate", there may be an issue.
Similar thoughts could apply when you are seeking quotes for anything beyond a simple delivery. If a quote for a removal is offered over the phone, or from a very brief visit, take care. An audit by an experienced removals surveyor is more effective.
Take Positive Decisions
Handing everything over to someone else can be a pleasure and a removals company should take most of the load. There is still much to be said for remaining involved in decision making, on what is not an everyday event.
The first decision often involves cost and requires care. In a competitive service industry, profit margins are not high. A quote which is half the amount of others can only exist because you will not receive the same service.
Varying support can be part of your removal, from packing, to storage, or advice on documentation. Ensuring that all you need is available under one roof helps, once different aspects start to be contracted out, errors creep in.
Don't be afraid to be involved if you wish, the removal is yours. If you want to suggest a different schedule, or a floor plan of where everything is to be placed, then do so. A good company see this as positive, not interfering.
Our Surrey removals service is based on listening to clients, which should be the core of any working relationship. The message we want to give on choosing a removals company is straightforward, a rare day deserves a professional partnership.