Moving abroad is a stressful life event for anyone and with a huge array of European removals companies in the UK, deciding which is best for your needs can prove somewhat daunting. Read on to understand the key points to consider when choosing which company to go for.
Professional qualifications and experience are important deciding factors in any person or company you hire for any job, and removals are no exception. Ensuring that the company you select has the right skills for the job ensures you are going to receive high-quality service and value for money. Always be wary of companies with no accreditations to show.
There are several key accreditations to look out for when choosing your removals company. Being a member of the British Association of Removers means that the company has had to undergo a rigorous membership criterion and adhere to a strict Code of Practice to ensure legal and professional compliance. Likewise, the International Association of Movers (IAM) also exhibits excellence in the removals field.
Moreover, having an ISO 9001 demonstrates internationally accepted quality assurance standards, whilst the BS 8564 shows distinction in Overseas Removals. Matthew James Removals is the proud recipient of all of these accreditations.
With the widespread use of internet review sites and social media, there are now more ways than ever to decide whether a removals company is right for you. Popular review platforms like Google My Business, Which?, Trusted Traders and Reviews.co.uk provide an easy way to check reviews from real people and decide whether the company you are considering are legitimate and worth spending your money on.
Deciding which removals company to pick will depend on several factors, but perhaps the most important is which countries and regions it can provide relocation services to/from. If you are relocating to France, you’ll obviously need to find a company which facilitates removals to France. Likewise, if you need removals to Spain, there’s no point hiring a company which only carries out UK removals. As such, be sure to carry out thorough research before wasting your time filling out the quote form, only to be disappointed when you discover the company does not cover that region.
As with everything in life, the lowest price does not always mean the best value. If a quote for your European removals service seems too good to be true, then it probably is. Any high-quality removals company will explain all their charges to you and provide expert advice on how you might be able to lower your costs, while offering discounts for additional services purchased, such as packing and packaging materials.
There are many great removals companies to choose from and several which are not so good. If you do the right research and speak to an expert about your specific wants and needs, you’ll guarantee your move abroad runs as smoothly as possible!