When you are setting out to find the perfect removals company for your domestic move, it can be difficult to know exactly what you are looking for. There are a great many different types of removal firm, and they come in all sorts of shapes and sizes, giving you different services in different ways. Obviously, the main service remains the same, you are getting a team of men to organize and perform a removal, but the specialist quality with which this is done can be pretty wide ranging. You may find that one company are particularly well set to do international removals, whilst another are more used to office moves. Whatever the case is, each removal is different, and you need to be completely set on what you are looking for, though you may not understand what it is that you want until you start looking! For this reason, it is good to have some questions prepared, and given that your move is unique to you, it’s impossible to give you everything that is to be asked. However, there are certain things that all customers should ask, to ascertain the way in which the company hire and treat their staff, which can be a big teller of how well they will be treating you, and where your money goes!

Since the property crash in 2008, there has been a huge change in the landscape of the removals industry. The crash meant that many companies went out of business, even the older, family run companies who had been around for generations became no more. When the property market in the UK bounced back somewhat, round 2011, there was a resurgence in the removals industry, with a great many new companies cropping up to take their place in the industry. This is where the difficulty lies for the customer. If you are surfing the web for a removals company, there are many professional looking websites out there, that are designed to look as flashy as possible, and to lure you in to believing that the outfit is very much an established and high earning one. This is of course pretty easy to do now, given that getting a website no longer requires a huge amount of capital. So, you need to be aware that when you do get in touch with the removals teams, there are questions that you need to ask about whether they are a solid company with roots in good service, or a newer company who are trying to save money by cutting corners.

The reason this is important is to do with how they hire their staff. The staff at a newer removals company are often hired by the job, which means that they may not have ever done a removal before, and may not have met the rest of the team either. An older company will keep a regular team, that have worked together for a while and know how to get the job done that little bit better. You obviously need a team who are well bonded and experienced, which is why it is important to ask about how the company hire their teams when you first get on the phone to them. This will be a good first step towards making sure that you are getting the best service that you can, and that you deserve, as these are the people who will be handling your every possession!