When moving home, opting to use a professional removals company is often a choice for many to take some stresses out of moving day. It can be hugely cost effective and hassle free decision, but it’s also a decision that must not be taken lightly.
Research should be carried out and there are some things to consider when choosing a company. Below are some tips to follow:
Research Their Accreditations
A fantastic way to determine how trustworthy a removals company is is to look at their accreditations. Most of the more credible and proficient removal companies will have been vetted by industry bodies such as the British Association of Removers (BAR), the National Guild of Removers and Storers and the Removals Industry Ombudsman Scheme.
Make Sure They’ve Got A Fixed Address
One of the more simple ways of checking that a removals company is credible is by checking whether they have a fixed address and telephone number (landline). This means that should anything go wrong, you have all the contact details you need to ensure that any questions or queries can be answered either by phone, or in person.
Look At Reviews
Reviews are an excellent way to judge how reputable a removals company is. There are tonnes of review sites and you’ll find that almost all reputable removals company are listed on top leading review sites. Listen to other peoples first hand experience with the removals company, how they handled their goods on moving day, their pricing, how helpful they were and just the overall experience. From this standpoint, we’d recommend MoveCorp UK. They have some excellent reviews and are endorsed by some really credible sources.
Check Their Insurance
Ask your prospect removals companies if they carry any insurance for your goods should any of them be damaged in transit. You’ve got to remember that whichever removals company you choose is going to be moving all of your extremely valuable belongings and if something were to happen it will add peace of mind.
If the company doesn’t carry insurance, it’s a good idea to make sure you have your own – make sure you do this before the company picks up your goods if they do not have insurance.
Finally… Ask for referrals from friends!
Ask friends and family if they’ve got any experience with using a good removals company. It’s always useful if you get a good recommendation for a removals company from a close family member or friend as these tend to be the most reliable sources.
Maybe you’ve been involved in a move with a friend or family member before and can remember the experience but can’t remember the name of the company – in which case, give them a call, they’ll be happy to help you out (after all, they’re your family and friends!)