People in the UK are on the move. Right now it’s one of the busiest times for moving – maybe Brexit is worrying more of us than we let on.
In fact the number of households moving at any given time has risen by 2 percent in the last year.
Now this may not seem a lot but when you consider the approximate number of households moving concurrently is nearly 375,000, that’s a lot of upheaval and stress.
Moving is stressful, so much so there’s service providers waiting at the ready to alleviate it with massage, and other tips to cope with it.
One of the most challenging aspects of the actual move is getting your contents from one property to another when expected and without breakages. To get the right business moving your precious possessions your first task is to choose a moving company.
Due diligence starts with an initial search online and visiting websites to compare the services. More information on offer is a sign of respect and transparency including what’s included in the house removal costs. There’s nothing worse then getting your move budget sorted only to be told it’s not enough!
Now you know what’s involved with a household move and how to cost it up, here are some more areas of consideration before electing a supplier for your move.
Professionalism, Experience, Reputation
Assess the business’s communication with you from your initial contact. Get referrals and do an online search on customer reviews. Years in the business will show how the company has coped with competition, technological change, customer needs.
Differentiating their service from the competition but remaining true to the service fundamentals of packing, transporting and unloading property chattels shows professionalism.
The fleet of transport, systems and machines that the business uses is a vital area of consideration.
Once you’re happy to move forward, ask to see a contract and it should include:
- The phases of the move
- The inspection
- The listing of expenses item by item
- Preparation of furnishings and personal effects
- The modalities of transfer from the old house to the new one
- Customs export operations, if necessary
- Any stop in a warehouse and the subsequent delivery
Read the fine print and if it’s in legal speak, get a lawyer to decipher it for you so you know who’s responsible for what and most importantly what’s your liability and what insurance cover is needed for the move.
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