Is a ‘man and a van’ the best way to conduct your move?

by | Aug 12, 2016 | Moving and Relocating

No matter whether you’re moving down the road or even to another country, choosing the right removals company can make all the difference to your experience. If you choose a removal firm that has British Association of Removers (BAR) membership that is a good starting point. It shows that the company has committed to minimum standards, which include complying with all legal aspects, having licensed vehicles, and agreeing to arbitration in the event of a problem. It’s not a given that a company that doesn’t belong to the BAR won’t be able to provide you with a good service, but why would they not want to be held to certain standards? If they aren’t prepared to be members, will they also lack the funds to keep their vehicles properly maintained, and will their insurance be up to date? When you consider that a driver from the company will be disappearing down the road with all your valued possessions on board, is this the type of decision you can make when there’s risk involved?

Which removal companies in Devon should you consider?

If you’re making a small move, don’t assume that larger companies can’t help you or will be more expensive than the ‘man and van’ approach. Most large companies have a fleet of different sized vehicles, and will be able to accommodate a variety of different sizes of packing space required. The most important factor is that you’ll have the benefit of their trained staff. Be wary of those companies that use part-time crew if they’re having a busy time, such as at month-end. You really need to know that there is a high level of training and trust before letting their staff start to handle your furniture. Visit here for more information.

Ensure that legalities are in place

For even a move with a few possessions, make certain there’s a contract in place. Too many people have dreadful stories of all the things that went wrong, even when the person they were dealing with seemed really pleasant and reliable. It’s when things don’t go according to plan that you need protection, so take time and make a measured, wise decision, and it will be one that you won’t regret.

Rose Removals and Storage of Devon provides reliable removal services for domestic and commercial customer in Devon, UK & surrounding areas.

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