The average UK citizen is likely to move
home seven times in their lifetime, according to a recent survey by the Independent
Network business group, which means a lot of time spent looking for,
negotiating with, and booking removal companies to assist them in moving house.
With so many companies on the market, it can sometimes be tricky knowing which
ones are good and which ones aren’t.
As one of London and Hertfordshire’s top removal
companies, we understand the sort of expectations that our customers have when
it comes to delivering a quality service, so we’ve put together the following
list of some of the things you should keep an eye out for when hiring a
Keep it local
It’s always best to choose a local removal firm for your move, if for no other reason than they will know the area, including all the fastest routes and useful shortcuts between your current home and your new one, making for a safer and swifter move. A local removal company also means you stand a better chance of a family member, friend, or work colleague having used them in the past, and being able to give you an honest appraisal of their work.
Know what you want before you call
Whichever removals company you choose,
remember that they are working for you. Put together a brief list of your
requirements before you make that first call and don’t be afraid to ask if they
can accommodate your specific needs.
It’s important to ensure that your
belongings are covered throughout the removals process. Any decent removals
company should have an insurance policy in place that covers your personal
effects against fire, theft, and accidental damage for the duration of time
that they are being moved from one house to the next. Most policies cover your
items from the moment they are loaded onto the removals van, to the moment they
are unloaded and deposited at your new home. It’s always worth checking that
this is the case with your removals provider, so that you know where you stand.
When hiring a removal company, it’s
important to know that they have the experience and the expertise to do the job
well. With some – like Trux Removals for instance – you can figure that out
from the length of their trading history (some 35 years and counting in our
case). With more recently formed removal firms, you may have to dig a little
deeper to discover just how much on-the-job experience their workers have.
Sometimes you need more than just a help
with the physical house move. Assistance with packing up your belongings or
somewhere to put your items into storage while you settle down in your new
house are both common examples. Many removal companies diversify their
services, offering these kinds of facilities and more. If you’re going to need
help with storage, packing, or whatever else you have in mind, it makes sense
to have the same company handle the lot.
Get in touch
House movers in London and Hertfordshire are onto a good thing, for there is a removals company on their doorstep who tick all of the above boxes: Trux Removals. Call us today on 01707 870 488 for a free, no-obligation quote.