How much does a removal company cost in the UK?
The overall costs of hiring a removal company can vary. There are a number variables that a removal company will consider when they undertake their survey before giving you a quote. Removal costs can generally be broken down into three sectors.
Belongings – What volume of goods you have?
Distance – How far will you be travelling?
Services – Will you be using services such as packing or storage services?
A good removal company will give you a survey and a quotation prior to you confirming your booking. Estimates are not fixed and can lead to increases on the day of the removal.
How do I choose a removal company?
The best way to choose a removal company is to look for long term established and accredited removal companies. When speaking to the surveyor you will get a feel for the company and how they treat you and will ultimately treat your possessions.
Reviews and feedback are also a valuable tool for consumers to gauge whether a moving company is a good fit for them. It’s not always about the cheapest option, especially when dealing with your valuable items. Ask friends and family if they can recommend a good removals company and take the time to gather a few quotes before you commit to anyone.
When should I book a removal company for moving house?
You can gather removal quotes anytime from a removal company but we suggest a two week window between exchange and completion if selling and buying. Roberts and Denny’s are happy to add you to our diary as a provisional booking prior to exchange and keep in touch with you as your process progresses.
Maintaining a two week window allows enough time for a removal company to manage and plan your move and make sure their staff and vehicles are available to you. Sometimes we may need to arrange a dispensation so the lorries can park on your street, this can take a few weeks depending on your local council and response times. Please see our parking suspension tab at the bottom of our homepage for links to local boroughs.
Do removal companies dismantle furniture?
We know that a bed or other large items of furniture cannot be moved without being taken apart. When we undertake our removal survey we will discuss and note all of your requirements in relation to dismantling and reassembling furniture, this is then included within the service and quotation that we offer you. Please note although we undertake this task with experience and care, flat pack and modular furniture reassembly is not covered by our insurance.
How do I move house in London?
Firstly try to find a professional London based removals company and discuss your move with them. Gather a few quotes and search for reviews online to see if the company will be a good fit for you. Moving homes and offices in London, or any large city for that matter, comes with a different set of challenges. You will want to find a reputable moving company who have the experience to make your move run as smoothly as possible.