If you’re looking to move house or are about to, a removal company will be able to relieve some of the stresses you may have. Perhaps you’re looking for a removal company but have no idea where to start, especially with such a massive market, it’s hard to choose the best one. Before finding a Removal Company Chester or North Wales, there are some things to look out for before making your decision to ensure your move goes a smoothly as possible.
As soon as your move date is set, or you have a rough idea, you will need to start looking for a removal company. You should contact at least 3 different companies, and before you book, should offer you an in-home survey. This survey involves a moving consultant or surveyor would evaluate your property and goods to provide you with an accurate quotation that will be tailored to your needs. Any issues that the removal company may find, like removing furniture through doorways, etc. will be raised prior to removal, with a suitable solution given to you.
The survey will last around an hour, depending on the property size, and will be completely free. This survey should be thorough, by walking through the entire property checking any cupboards and outbuildings. The more in-depth the survey is the more accurate your quotation will be, meaning no hidden costs.
Check Property Access
Access to your property is a big one. After the removal company has weighed up how large of a van or lorry they would need, access to your property in that vehicle needs to be possible. Not only do you need to check the access to your current property but also your new property. It’s no good having a van or lorry fully loaded with all your possessions for them to be unloaded in a different street, meaning having to carry them long distances.
The removal company will take an initial assessment of the parking available and any restrictions there may be outside your current or new property. If you have a driveway, then the removal company should have no problem, however, in some instances, there are double yellow lines outside properties or narrow roads. After their assessment, they will then judge whether smaller vans are needed rather than a huge lorry. The last thing you want to happen is, they get there and you stuck and having to fork out more money!
Knowing the key information about your more is imperative, in order for you to start planning property. A good removal company will ask you key points to make sure they have a schedule in place for you. This could be, exchange and completion dates, through to the time in which you need to vacate the property. The more detail you provide the easier it is to start organizing the move so they can make sure they are available on the times and dates you need them to be. Don’t worry if you don’t have all the information yet, it will just mean they can’t give you a concrete price as of yet, due to availability and times of the year.
It’s compulsory to take the removals insurance, but it’s there to keep your mind at ease when it comes to moving day. It’s good practice to find out all the insurance coverage before you make a decision as it depends on the risks your willing to make. Even though you may choose the most reputable removals company, you need to be aware that it is a high-risk job no matter how careful they are with your possessions, anything can happen.
In the event, you choose to get insurance elsewhere, make sure you ask your chosen removals company on the claims process if any damage was to occur.
Packing & Materials
Some companies offer packing services as well as removals. This simply means they will professionally pack your goods for you if you don’t have time to. By having this service you leave everything in the hands of the removal company and you no longer need to worry about having everything packed up on time for their arrival.
However, if you do opt to do your own packing, ask the removal company if they offer packing materials. They will make sure that they will get these to you on time before the move and to fit in with your schedule, and are likely to provide more reliable materials due to using the products themselves.
Removal Costs and Additional Charges
Make sure that the removal company you choose is clear from the get-go of the removal costs and any additional charges there may be in different circumstances. By having a transparent removal company, you will naturally have more trust than a company that is more reluctant to share this information with you.
Trained removal companies are important. Not only will they know the correct ways to handle your prized possessions, but this will ensure that the company you have chosen is legit and isn’t removing cowboys. An added insurance would be to make sure that they are registered with the British Association of Removers. This will ensure that they always maintain a professional standard at all times, as by being a registered company you will need to comply with a code of conduct that the association enforces.
Looking for a removal company doesn’t have to be stressful as long as you follow the above steps. You will ensure you have great value for your money and most removal companies will take your needs into consideration to give you the best possible service.
Hopefully, by now, you have a better understanding of what a removal company can do for you and the services that they offer. Hire a removal company and allow yourself to kick back and relax when it comes to packing and the final push to get you into your new home. Let’s face it, you’ve done all the hard work already!