Here are some crucial inquiries to make if you’re in the process of obtaining quotes from European moving companies. Although not all-inclusive, this list of queries should at least spark some insightful discussions that will help you comprehend the service being provided and the kind of business that will be providing it. If you think anything missed and you got more questiton just contact No1 Removals London on: firstname.lastname@example.org.
1. What license do they have for European Removals?
Verify their FIDI FAIM certification. The only quality standard created especially for international moves is FIDI FAIM. Similar to the “gas safe” registry for plumbers, it gives you confidence that you are working with a trustworthy business. Obtaining the certification demonstrates that a Man and Van London or any removal company has undergone independent auditor pre-vetting to ensure it meets the standards of services needed and is in possession of all necessary licenses and permits.
Membership in the British Association of Removers Overseas Moving organization is another requirement to watch out for.
2. When will my personal things arrive?
Is the journey time they’re quoting you door-to-door or is it the distance travelled after the Man and van London truck has left? Make sure you are aware of how long you might be without your belongings. This is crucial for part load (shared load) services because it allows for flexible times and colocation with other moves.
The business should be able to provide you with an estimate of the transit time from door to door, taking into account the usual timeframes before leaving (collection, loading, consolidation), as well as once it arrive in the destination country. (Customs clearance, delivery.)
3. Which mode of transportation is suggested?
Would Removal company recommend shared/part load travel or a dedicated vehicle or man and van option based on your needs? Can they accommodate your specific times, or will you have to be adaptable and schedule it around a trip?
If shared, is this being sent through a different business or consolidator, or is your moving firm handling the transportation itself? This might have an effect on the timeline (as stated above), as well as who is in charge of your possessions at all times.
4. Does the estimate include or exclude anything, and is it door to door?
Are there any fees that might apply to you but aren’t listed in the quote from man and van London or other removal company? Discover if anything is excluded, such as customs inspections, as this can differ between moving companies. (Typically excluded). Ask the moving company what their quote implies if you don’t yet know certain details about your move. For instance, if you don’t yet have a destination address, what area is covered by the quote? This enables you to comprehend the extent of possible future fee increases. Finding out if the business collaborates with any third parties for any part of your move may also be a good idea.
5. Do they hold membership in the British Association of Removers (BAR) Overseas? If they do not, then how safe is to make any advance payment?
Members are pre-screened to make sure they adhere to stringent standards, and they must abide by a code of conduct to help ensure you receive a professional standard of service. If you’re unhappy with how any complaints are handled, you can use independent dispute resolution.
6. What is covered by your insurance?
Insurance policies typically vary by business, just like quotes do. Some policies require you to pay the first portion of a claim (the excess), while others do not. Some policies cover all risks, while others only cover total losses. Some policies also cover pairs and sets, mould and mildew, and mechanical degeneration. Make sure you are aware of what level of protection you have. Contact No1 Removal if you want to learn more about our policies
7. At the destination, do they provide any storage?
If you intend to reside in temporary housing while looking for a new home and you believe you won’t be ready for delivery right away, ask your removal company if they offer storage and learn how much it will cost. If you choose to store it at the destination to speed up delivery if you won’t have much warning, you may be given the choice of storing it in the UK to follow when you’re ready.
8. What paperwork related to customs will you need to fill out following the fact that the UK has exited the EU?
9. How will the moving team manage valuables?
Furniture wrapping by packers, do you worry about any specific furniture pieces? like delicate or priceless items? Do the removal company or the man and van London recommend putting them in boxes or using any particular techniques or materials? How are they going to remove your sizable fridge freezer? How are they going to ensure that your pendant is unharmed? They need to be able to reassure you by demonstrating their expertise and familiarity with needs similar to yours.
10. When moving and what is their plan?
How much time will they need to fill and pack? Is this effective for you? If you’d prefer a different schedule, just let them know. If it’s possible, they can probably modify their standard schedule, but be conscious that it might raise your costs.
11. What must you complete before pick-up and shipping days?
If you’re in a restricted location or a shared parking lot, who will be in charge of making parking reservations for you? Who will disassemble any furnishings that needs to be broken down in order to be moved? Do you help with the packaging in any way? What are their suggestions for preparing for the crew’s arrival?
12. How far in advance should I reserve days for my move?
What if the situation changed? What is the cancellation or postponement procedure after a reservation has been made? How Removal Company quote valid? Is it fixed long as your dates stay the same? (Note: The seasonal price are different, for example summer moves often cost more). Qet qoute from Man and Van LondonGet Quote
13. What objects are you unable to ship?
There are restricted and prohibited products in every nation. Inquire with your house removal business if there is anything you need to be aware of that might be on a prohibited or restricted list or that might incur extra charges.
14. Where can I find evaluations from clients who have used European Moves in the past?
Ask if they can recommend any impartial review sites that their clients may use, such as TrustPilot.
15. Will Removal Company offer packaging that complies with European standards?
Moving to Europe can mean a higher chance of damage, simply due to the longer journey, which involves a ferry or rail crossing. This makes it more crucial than ever to have your belongings professionally packed by Man and Van london packers who are knowledgeable about the extra risks associated with moving across Europe and who are familiar with the best packing techniques and supplies to use to guarantee a safe arrival.