How to Find the Perfect Removalist – Tony Harrington Estate Agents
Choosing a removalist is one decision that you don’t want to get wrong. The moving company you choose will be given the responsibility of handling all of your valuables and treasures as they make their way to your new home.
Luckily, there are a number of criteria that you can use when it comes to selecting your removals company—a company that is going to treat your belongings as they were their own.
The perfect removalist will have certifications from reputable external sources, such as independent industry associations. When it comes to the removals industry, good certificates to ask for include ISO, FAIM, FIFI and AFRA. All of these accreditations prove that the removalists’ working methods have been tested and approved by a trusted source.
Look for Experience
When it comes to moving house, whether it’s a local move, or an overseas relocation, you want someone that’s been doing it for a long time. A newer company might have a better social media account, but if things start to go wrong, it is the experienced company that will know how to keep your move on track.
Check Online Reviews
With the help of the Internet you can learn about how your removal company has performed in the past. Take a look at sites such as Google +, Product Review, WOMO and Facebook. All these sites will give you an idea of past customer experiences, so before you make your choice check out their online reputation.
Insurance Is a Must
As the old saying goes—if you can’t afford the insurance, you can’t afford the car. The same goes with removal companies. If they aren’t professional enough to offer removals insurance for your items while they are under their care, then you should look elsewhere.
Public Liability Insurance and Worker’s Compensation
Only go with moving companies that offer public liability and worker’s compensation insurance. If they don’t offer workers compensation it means they aren’t prepared to assist their workers should they be hurt while moving your house and if they don’t offer public liability, it means they aren’t prepared to help you or other members of the public if there is an accident during the move.
What Services Do You Need?
As your move progresses, you may decide you need more than just a moving truck and a couple of removalists. It’s good to lock in a company that offers a range of moving services so you can enjoy the ease of only dealing with one provider throughout this busy time.
For example, you may decide you need your pets relocated or vehicle transport, or even some help with your packing. The whole process will be a lot easier if you’ve gone with a provider that offers a comprehensive suite of services rather than just a simple pick-up and drop-off service.
Our thanks to Kent Relocation Group for this advice.