Time to get moving
So you’ve signed on the dotted line and you’re ready to move house. Your first step is to hire a man and van company, couldn’t be simpler right? A quick online check for Belgravia will usually present you with an alarming number of man with a van firms, most of which will claim to be reliable, inexpensive and even award-winning. Living in Belgravia is not quite affordable after all. A search for South West London alone brings up in excess of ten pages of hits from everything from established big-name companies to man with a van type operations for home removals and the choice can be confusing, overwhelming and, at times, misleading. So, where to start?
Look for a trustworthy man and van company
No matter what kind of a moving company you’re after, you should ensure that the company you want to hire is a member of BAR. Hire a company that has because all the necessary expertise, insurance, training and experience to carry out your removal. Your personal items are too important to risk damage or loss by inexperienced movers.
There are a number of Trusted Traders endorsement schemes that can help you choose the best man and van company in Belgravia for your needs? And these will list for you man with a van companies in Belgravia along with credit, reference and administrative information. Once you have your shortlist, ask around! Chances are that these home man and van companies will have pages on social media and other online resources so get online and see what previous customers have to say about them from when they were moving house and, the pages may even include a list of handy moving services. When choosing a man and van company, there are a few things to look out for but, at the top of that list, should be professionalism; does the moving company have vehicles which are road-worthy and printed with the company’s details? Do the staff wear clothing branded with the company’s logo? Does the company have an office or site that you can visit? If the answer to these questions is yes, there’s a good chance that this is a professional firm who takes pride in its work and is proud to show off its name.
Common sense goes a long way in a decision of this kind - if the deal seems too good to be true, it probably is! So now that you’ve whittled it down to a few options, it’s time to get quizzical. Here are a few of the questions that you need to ask before signing with the man with a van company:
- What kind of insurance does the company offer for your possessions?
- How long has the man and van company been trading and can they supply references for both the company and the movers? Can these references be verified?
- How will the move be carried out? Ask for specific details such as how long the move will take, what time the vehicle(s) will arrive, size of crew and estimated finish time
- What is included in the price - will the firm transport your furniture to your new home in Belgravia only to dump it in the front garden or will the crew deliver each piece to its specified place?
- What will security be like if your goods are on a vehicle overnight?
The next step is to find out which of these companies are reliable and choose the firm that will not let you down. Keep in mind that there are a lot of fake reviews in the Internet so make sure that you visit reliable sites such as Yelp and Trustpilot. Sometimes it is easy to distinguish fake reviews because they are either too positive or extremely negative. The latter usually are provided by competing companies that want to attract clients the easy way.
Ask for recommendations from previous clients
The best way to ensure you are dealing with a reliable company is to get recommendations from real customers. Professional companies won’t provide you with the personal details of their customers but you can ask your family and friends in Belgravia if they have used a moving company recently. You can find a trustworthy company by word of mouth. Ask around and you will certainly have a few more options to consider.
Hire the company that can give you answers to all these questions. If you find them satisfactory then get a man and van quote and ask them for a discount. In this way you will grab yourself a deal! No need to pay through the nose for relocation services when you can hire a reliable and cheap service.