Carrying out a little research could be worth your time and money when it comes to finding a good, reputable removals company. The entire process may seem a little daunting to you, however these few steps could make a significant difference.
• Get recommendations
The first reasonable step is to get recommendations from people you trust such as friends, family and colleagues. If you are unable to get a recommendation of anyone, then choose a company that has displayed a manner of professionalism and friendliness throughout your contact with them. Don’t depend on popular companies assuming they will provide the best possible deals, search for companies that have offices located nearby, this is so that you can get an in-person estimate of the total cost. Try to find the mover yourself rather than picking a company online; this helps to avoid to any possible scams.
• Find a quote!
Note down at least three to four quotes from established removal companies Wandsworth to call them for an in-home estimate, preferably ones that are local to you. It is also useful to carry out background checks on your chosen companies. Reading reviews is a helpful asset, and again it will help to avoid being a victim of scamming websites.
• Estimator.
When an estimator arrives, show him all the rooms, including cellars and attic, this will help them to calculate a proper estimate based on how much stuff you have. Inform your estimator about any obstacles in your new home that might make the situation complicated when trying to move in large items such as sofas or beds. Clear any doubts by asking if they will dismantle the furniture if there is a need. They should be aware of all the furniture that needs to be moved, this will allow them to select an appropriately sized vehicle. Inform them of the exact time you want the crew to arrive; you can therefore make parking arrangements beforehand for the removal vehicles. Double check that direction to your new property have been given and a plan of where the furniture needs to go into your new house.
• Make further inquiries.
This is also a good opportunity to ask further questions about the company, its background and how long it has been in business (the longer it has been around, the more experienced it will be). Make sure the removal company is insured to legally conduct the move. Many companies will provide you with insurance that will protect your items against breakage when they are in transit. Other reasonable questions to ask could be: the time required to make the move and the amount of crew that will be involved, and if there is a depot or office nearby where you can visit. If you are moving within the same city, the estimate should state the quantity of goods being shipped, the distance of the move, services that will be provided and the date of collection.
• Things to check before signing the documents.
Make sure you review all the estimates before signing any documents. Now would be the time to make comparisons between the estimates. If you are leaning towards a specific company but feel their estimate is a bit high, try to negotiate with them. Consider the date of the move, weekends are premium times, therefore prices may be higher, try to move mid-week if possible.