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How to find a reliable removals firm

5May Author: Dave Dyer . Date Posted: 5th May, 2016

LET’S FACE it. Without good organisation, moving house can be a stressful experience. However, finding a reliable and professional removal firm can make the whole process much easier.

With this in mind, here are our top tips to making sure you pick the prime movers for the job.

Don’t leave it to the last minute

What with everything else you have to arrange, it can be tempting to pick the first name that pops up online or in a directory – especially if you’ve agreed to be out of a property quickly.
Keep in mind that many removals companies are booked up well in advance, so if you’re nearing the completion date, make it a top priority to start contacting potential firms.

Do your homework

It is important to do a little research before committing yourself to a truckload of money and entrusting your most valuable possessions.
Check that any firms you contact belong to a professional body such as The British Association of Removers or The National Guild of Removers and Storers. These organisations are both dedicated to making sure their members adhere to a professional code of conduct, ensuring that your move goes as safely and smoothly as possible.
These days, many tech-savvy customers choose to leave online testimonials. Look at Facebook and Google reviews for honest client feedback and ask friends and family if they can make any suggestions.
After all, nothing beats a word-of-mouth recommendation.

Get several quotes

Although lots of companies now provide online estimates, it’s a much better idea to ask an assessor to view your property in person. That way, you will get a more realistic price and a better understanding of what exactly is included in the contract.
Some companies, for instance, offer additional packing services for real peace of mind should you have a large amount to move.

Check that you are insured

Ask if your chosen removals firm provides dedicated insurance to protect against damage to your possessions. Don’t forget to contact your own home insurer to check that your contents will be insured during the move too.

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