Moving house can be incredibly stressful, but a reliable and professional removals company can really help to make the process easier. When looking for a removals company to help with your move, you’ll want to make sure you find a reputable company who will look after your belongings and make sure your move is as stress-free as possible.
Below are our tips to find the best removals company for your move.
Do Online Research
You should start by looking online to find your local removals company. Local businesses will have better knowledge of your local area, including high traffic areas it might be best to avoid, and what the parking allowances are like, so they can bring the correct type of vehicle.
You should check whether the company can provide the services that you’ll require and what areas they operate in. You could also look at their ‘About Us’ section, which will likely include their history and longevity as a business.
Read Customer Reviews
You should always check independent customer reviews for a removals company before you commit to them. You can look on review sites like TrustPilot and Google Reviews to find testimonials from customers that have had direct dealings with the companies.
These sites will also often include a rating out of five – whilst it’s rare for a company to receive a full five out of five rating, you should try to find removal companies that have a high score. Britannia Movers International is proud to hold a 4.6 out of 5 on Google Reviews, from 198 customers.
Check Their Accreditations
A reputable removals company should have various accreditations and certifications to verify their services. This will mean they have been vetted by independent industry organisations, like the British Association of Removers (BAR), the FIDI Global Alliance, and BSI British Standards. Removals companies that are registered with BAR will meet the minimum industry standards for safety and quality of work, they’ll offer an advance payment guarantee to ensure booking slots are kept, and they’ll be able to provide independent dispute resolution if anything was to go wrong during the move.
Britannia Movers International holds a number of major industry accreditations, including with BAR, which can all be viewed here. These include affiliations with both British and international organisations, which we feel is a testimony to our position in the global removals market.
Check if They Offer Extra Services
You should always make sure the removals company can provide you with the exact services you require and also see what extra services they could offer. It might be that you could benefit from storage during your move or would like the option to use a storage facility if your move faces an unforeseen delay. Or perhaps you require professional packing services for your items, including needing specialist packing for unusual, fragile, or heavy items. You should look on a company’s website and also speak to them directly to make sure that they can accommodate every aspect of your removals.
Ask for a Pre-Move Survey
A good removals company will always offer you a pre-move survey, so they can properly assess the number of items you have to move, what kind of items you have, and exactly what services will be required. This means that they’ll arrive fully prepared on moving day and will be able to efficiently conduct your move. It will also help to get a secure quote, which you should always get in writing before the move.
Britannia Movers International suggests all our customers get a survey so we have a precise idea of what will be involved with your move and what we need to do to prepare. We can even conduct a video survey via our app, to save time for those who might not want to wait for an in-person survey.
If you’re planning a move, Britannia Movers International is the UK’s leading removals company. We offer a full range of removals and storage services, whether you’re moving house or office, or whether you’re moving across the country or overseas. Contact us to find out more information or get a Quick Quote for an idea of cost.