How To Choose A Removal Company
Choosing a trustworthy removal company is an assurance to a hassle free relocation. In hiring a reliable removal company, such as Advanced Removals & Storage in Gloucester, one can save a great deal of time and energy; which means the hired removal experts will do what is needed to be done, with utmost care, reliability & friendliness. Packing, loading, unloading and unpacking may appear simple, but the real scenario can be difficult without the assistance of the experts. Choosing a reliable removal company is often cost effective, secure, and safe and in most cases it is the only means to lessen worries and problems.
Choosing a removal Company in Gloucestershire
Under normal circumstances, removal companies are registered and are members of British Association of Removals (BAR). Considering a removal company that is member of BAR will minimise the risks and stress levels during your move. Hence, choosing a removal firm that has committed to the BAR membership is a good starting point because it shows they’re willing to be held up to a minimum standard. BAR members have minimum standards of conduct for membership which will be in your interests, such as legal and licensed vehicles, protection for deposit and arbitration or free conciliation and in the unlikely event something goes wrong. Firms that don’t invest in holding themselves to high standards probably also lack the funds to invest in their vehicles. Poorly maintained, unlicensed or unsuitable vehicles are not only a hazard on the road but may very well be in breach of their insurance conditions – meaning if there’s an accident or goods are damaged in loading or transit, you may not be covered. Using a removal firm that is not a member of The British Association of Removers, or any other trade organisation with equivalent measures in place, means you may have no route of redress or complaint other than the civil courts or local trading standards offices.
What to ask to a removal company
In a perfect world, a verbal agreement and shake of hands would be nice, but when it comes to worldly possessions and valuable items, not having a contract leaves you open and unprotected. At a minimum, you should get a signed agreement which sets out the service that will be provided in clear English with clear contact details of who you’re dealing with.
Questions to ask in hiring a removal company include things like the level and type of insurance cover is offered, membership to BAR, how long they have been trading and capability of providing references, the possible logistical arrangements to the removal process, such as the likely number of days required, time of arrival or departure, crew size etc., what will security be like if goods are on a vehicle overnight, etc. Above all else, common sense plays a vital role as well. Keep an eye on liveried vehicles, smartly dressed, competent estimators who feel reassuring and expert to talk to, open about their reputation and references are all good signs. Just as you wouldn’t hire a suspicious looking person with a jalopy of a van to work on your gas boiler, don’t skimp on the removal company you’re going to ask to drive off with your house hold possessions and valuables.
How much to pay a removal company
A Removal companies charge is correlated to the size of the items and distance to travel, vehicles and crews involved, convenience and protection of crews, packaging materials demanded, nature of high valued items, speed and deadline of removal requirements and the like. Identify worthy items and a good rule of thumb then is to think in terms of paying a few percent of the value of your contents to have everything protected, insured and professionally transported is pretty good value for peace of mind. There’s a lot to consider and a good removal company will ask to visit your property to ensure their price is accurate and all the factors have been considered. However, when evaluating removals companies, beware of buying on price alone. The lowest rate does not necessarily mean that you will achieve best value for money. What matters most is a successful result. You should consider the removal companies professionalism as well as the prices quoted, otherwise you may not be getting a ‘like for like’ quotation.
Advanced Removals are considered the best of the removal companies in Gloucestershire. For more information please visit our webpage Home Removals Gloucestershire or telephone 01452 617600