It’s understandable that when moving house you’ll want to limit your outgoings and expenses as much as possible. However the expression, ‘you get what you pay for’ wasn’t coined from thin air and does have some standing, particularly when it comes to an efficient, stress-free and reliable house relocation. I’m not saying you need to spend all your savings on the most expensive and over-branded removals in London, but you’d be wise to steer clear of cheap efficient removals companies in order to ensure your house removal is given the priority it deserves!
While doing your online research scoping out removal companies, their services on offer and prices, your eyes may be drawn to the cheaper removal solutions. However it is worth checking that these moving companies can live up to their promises and if the price seems to good to be true, then I hate to be the bearer of bad news… but it probably is! There are so many rogue house movers out there it would make your head spin. A good way to check a removal company’s reliability is to find a movers’ feedback website, where customers post testimonials on a relocation firm’s performance and whether or not they received their money’s worth. Whether your budget is low or high, nobody wants to throw away good money after bad, so make sure you do your homework and avoid the mind-blowingly low priced companies and instead look at the averagely priced removal services out there!
Here are the main differences between the cheapest removals firms and the more expensive providers. First of all cheap removals firms will have limited company insurance, which ultimately means that you won’t be fully compensated for any damage sustained to your belongings during a move. Secondly they may not supply specialised removals for large, valuable items like a piano. Meanwhile they may not even offer removals and storage combined, a service very often needed by movers whose new property is not quite ready before their move out date! If you’re pressed for time, the cheaper providers may also not offer packing services… so you’re actually paying for a removal service that offers you very little in essence.
Now if you are willing to stretch your budget just a little further, you can hire a moving company that offers full insurance coverage, provides free no-obligation quotations and home viewings, specialises in removals of antiques and specialised items, offer storage solutions and will send the professional movers to your home to take care of packing!
Remember that accidents can happen to anyone at any time and moving companies are not exempt. However the higher the level of professionalism and the scope of insurance cover, will give you peace of mind and monetary compensation in the event of an accident or damage to your belongings. In addition a cheaper moving firm will not spend the resources or the time training their staff, while the more expensive removal services employ only the most professional house movers in the industry, promising reliability, efficiency and the ability to demonstrate flexibility and schedule the move on your preferred date!
Finally while you may choose to hire a man with a van, remember that while an increasingly reliable and cheaper removals service, this is exactly what you’ll be getting. You won’t be getting a crew of professional movers to carry out packing or loading and unloading of your heavy boxes and furniture removals. You’ll have to take care of that yourself!
All the above are worth keeping in mind when considering where to save a pound here and there in your selection of removal companies.