If you are looking to set up a removal company there are some initial costs involved.
The first thing you will need is a vehicle to be able to carry your goods , this can cost around £6000 for a Luton van or £15,000 plus for the average removal truck.
Once you have purchased your truck or van it’s important that you get insurance cover in place; this will protect both yourself and your customers should anything go wrong when moving house. Insurance for house removals & goods in transit for removals services will cost around £2000 / year with a clear driving licence, however if you have a no claim bonus for your insurance you will find that some brokers will be happy to convert it into comercial policy (this can drop the price of the insurance up to 50%).
Last think which you will need to start are:
–Straps : around £50
–Blankets : around 100
–Sack barrow : i recomand magliner , is expensive but is doing a great job
The cost cost to start a removal company total can cost anything from £12,000 to just over £20,000 allowing for the cost of your insurance and vehicle. There are plenty of other bits and pieces that you will need such as packing materials, boxes etc… but these should not cost too much if you purchase them in bulk. You will also want to consider your marketing spend such as business cards and letter headed paper. Finally once everything’s set up ensure that your vehicle complies with the DVLA requirements