Quotations. We would advise you obtain quotations 3 to 4 weeks before your removal. If you are obtaining several quotations for your move, be sure that each firm is quoting for the same type of service for a fair comparison. Important. Insure the company quoting for your removal have the relevant goods in transit insurance, and check that the limit for the insurance is sufficient to cover your goods. Your quotation should include your insurance requirements. If it does not, you may not be insured at all. A quotation is equivalent to a contract, so insure the services you require, are stated in the quotation
Confirming a date. 2/3 weeks prior - Most house sales become part of a completion chain. The longer the chain, the more difficult it becomes to get everyone to agree to a date. A tentative completion date is agreed by the Solicitors and all parties work towards that date. When each party has everything in place, they are ready to exchange contracts. Exchange of contracts normally confirms a removal date. We would advise that removal date should be agreed and signed, at least 7 days prior. You can then confirm that date with your chosen removal company. Conformation. When you decide on your preferred removal company. Inform them immediately, they can then book you a provisional date for your removal. When the date is confirmed on the signing of contracts. You will be then guaranteed your removal company is available for you. Note. If you leave your decision to choose your removal company too late. You may find they will be fully booked on the day you require, and be unable to move you. Keep your chosen company up to date, and inform them of any changes. Packing prior to removal. If you have chosen to self-pack, it is a good idea to commence packing of non-essential items 14 days before your removal day. It is surprising how much you can achieve by packing a couple of boxes a day. Also it is very easy to under-estimate the amount of packing you will have to do. Cupboards can contain a surprising amount of items. Also bear in mind, the average kitchen we pack requires 20 to 25 medium size cartons. Utilities. Your gas, Electric, water and telephone companies will all need to be informed of your move. It is a good idea to inform them of your removal day at least a week prior. They will then advise you as to taking relevant meter readings, or send a meter reader to your address on removal day.
These are just a few basic removal tips, if there are any further queries or questions we will be happy to advise you. Call us on our Freephone number 0800 6 118 123.