Moving home is one of the most stressful events in anyone’s life without having to worry about the company you hired to safely transport your prized possessions to your new home.

The Independent reports that the driver shortage that has caused chaos in the UK supply chain and left supermarket shelves bare has led to unscrupulous operators scamming desperate homeowners. We have a look at some tips to find the right removals company for you.


Why do I need a removals company?

After packing away all your belongings, you don’t want to be lugging them up and down stairs and in and out of vans. If you have a lot to move, or large and valuable items, it is best left to the professionals.


Tips to find the right removal company

Before you start contacting moving firms for quotes, here are some considerations:

Check to see if the company is a member of the British Association of Removers, a trade association that regulates the industry in life with trading standards.
Check out any independent reviews of the companies you are looking at.
Investigate their website for a brief history, and how long they have been in the business.
Ask friends and family for recommendations.


Get removals quotes

You should start getting removals quotes four to six weeks before you move. Keep in mind that many firms will be busier at weekends and during school holidays, so don’t leave it to the last minute.

Check their availability, whether they provide the service you need and the price. Some firms may offer a packing service too. It is a good idea to only consider firms that will come and visually survey your belongings to give you a more accurate quote.

Make sure the removals company know the vehicular access to your property – the one you are moving from and the one you are moving to. The last thing you want is a very large vehicle arriving only to find it can’t get within 500 metres of the property


If you’re looking for a removal company in South London, talk to us today.