There are a number of London removal companies that will be available for your move to Bermondsey, whether local to SE1/SE16, or operating in the Greater London area, but with so many to choose from, it can often be hard knowing where to start, and who is trustworthy compared to others. Below are some useful tips to make sure you get the best service tailored to your relocation.
Special Offers and Shopping Around
Before booking a company, check the internet for any possible special offers or discounts that companies in the area might be running. It’s also a good idea to try and get a number of estimates, especially if this is your first move and you’re not sure what to expect price wise, as you can get a good idea of what the standard rates are. If any estimates seem too good to be true then make sure to follow the tip below, or disregard the company altogether, as chances are they are not being honest.
Make Sure Companies are Registered
While rare, there are some removal companies and man in a van services that will try to rip you off – giving very low estimates to get your business and then adding charges after or during the Bermondsey move is one such scam that these dodgy companies might try. If you’re concerned, check a company is registered with the British Association of Removers, and the National Guild of Removers and Storers. If they are, then you are dealing with a trustworthy company, but if something doesn’t seem right, then trust your instincts and find another company. London has a large amount of removal services, so you will be spoilt for choice.
Word of Mouth
When searching for a removal company, a good way to find a reliable one can be to simply ask around. If you know anyone at work, or in the family that has moved in London, then ask them who they used and how the service was. Sometimes you’ll find really good removal companies this way, and it can save you time vetting potential companies you’ve found in the phone book or online. Another trick is to see if any of your friends/family know anyone that offers a Bermondsey man and a van service, as you might be able to get discounted rates.
Plan to your Advantage
This can often be overlooked, but the time you move can make a real difference in terms of cost. Generally speaking, you’ll find removal companies charge more for their services at the weekend, because everyone wants to get their moving done on their days off. Try to avoid moving in the summer holidays too, as many families will have the same idea (taking advantage of the school breaks), and charges go up as a result. While the idea of moving in winter may not be that appealing, it could save you a lot of money. You could also book a few days off work and move in the week to make further savings.
Trust your Intuition
As mentioned, even if you’ve checked a company out, if you’re having reservations then find someone else. When push comes to shove, these companies will be handling all your worldly possessions. If you feel uncomfortable, you will only end up worrying about whether your goods are being handled properly or if any unexpected charges will pop up. It’s not worth the extra stress, so make sure you consider a few different removal companies.