How to make sure you choose a reputable removals company

Moving home can be stressful as it is; luckily, there are ways of ensuring that the process is as hassle free as possible. It doesn’t matter if you’re moving from or to a full house, flat, bungalow or even an office, choosing a reputable removals company is integral in securing a worry & hassle-free move. But don’t start worrying, we’ve put together a few short tips to help you on your way to enjoying your new residence.

What should you consider or check while choosing your removals company?

1. Reviews

For some it might go without saying, but you’d be surprised just how many people don’t check the web prior to making a booking. The internet is an absolute gold mine of information, and fortunately for you can easily check how well a company handles its business before even speaking to them. Just pop their name into Google. You’ll find any reputable firm has a good amount of reviews, as we have here!

2. Get a Survey Beforehand

It would be much easier; however, we often find that not every job is the same. There’s always the awkward parts, and usually some awkward items too. It shouldn’t cost anything but by performing a survey of your home prior to moving day the company can assess any issues prior and make sure they have the right equipment on hand.

3. Payment Terms

Be dubious about any company that only offers a cash-in-hand service, as these are usually the cowboys, especially if they request a large deposit up-front. Cheap isn’t always cheerful, and whilst you should and will be mindful about costs (we’re sure you’ve got a lot going on), make sure that payment terms are fair and agreeable.

4. Insurance Policy

With many man and van services springing up everywhere, it’s important to ensure that the company you select has relevant insurance to carry out the job with you assured that your belongings are covered in the event of an accident. Whilst every precaution is generally taken, the inevitable can and does sometimes happen. How awful would it be if you were then to find out that no cover or not enough cover is in place!

5. Top Tip!

If you check beforehand, many removals companies will offer to drop off packaging materials for you beforehand. This can save a huge amount of time and reduce the costs of your home move quite considerably. Place all your items near the front door once packed and when it comes to moving day it’s just a case of backing the van up, handling your items safety and securely to the van and off we go. Don’t pack the kettle though, you might want a cuppa between if you’ve more than one trip!

At W&W Movers we’re always happy to provide a free quote, survey and an honest removals service.
We are also able to offer a full packing service for both homes and office.
If you haven’t got that much we do have a simple man and van service too.
For an honest, professional and affordable removals or man and van service in London, get in touch.
Call W&W Movers 020 3282 1582 or visit our contact page.