Picking the right London Home Removals Company

30 Jan

So you’re moving house. You’ve narrowed down the options. You have all your quotes- now how do you pick the London home removals company for you. If you aren’t lucky enough to have friends or family recommend a removal company, to you, then this final step may be a little daunting.

At the end of the day, your removal company should provide quality service at every stage of your moving process. There are quite a few things you should think about before making your final choice, and here are a few to consider…

Check feedback

Online you should be able to vet your shortlist. So check out unbiased reviews from previous customers. By reading feedback from other customers you can feel more assured that the company you pick will provide a good removals service.

Get a comprehensive estimate

If your move is a large one, your home removals company should visit you to survey the job prior to your move and provide a free removals quote. By doing this, they can assess the volume of items that need to be moved and investigate any access issues with your property. Be honest about the number of possessions you plan to move, otherwise the company may arrive under-prepared on moving day.

Value for money

You may consider going with the cheapest quote, but before you do so, ask yourself a few questions. Are all your items insured? Have the right packaging materials been used? Is getting that heavy mirror up the stairs really a job for one guy? Shortcuts may initially save some money, but paying to replace damaged items and jobs running overtime due to inexperience could end up costing more in the end. Using a professional team to get the job done properly will save you money in the long-term.

Check insurance details

It’s a good idea to ask each company about the level of insurance they have for goods in transit, to put your mind at rest that your belongings will be covered, and also to find out if you need to arrange extra cover with your own insurance company.

Payment options

Find out how the company would like to be paid. Be dubious of firms who insist only on a cash-in-hand payment or a sizeable cash deposit. Reputable home removal companies should be able to accept payment by credit/debit card and cheques as well as cash.
Moving into a new London home should be an exciting new start for you, so make sure nothing changes that…