How to find the best Kent Removals Company ?
Find out how to pick a Kent Moving company close to you and how much it could cost. Check our moving checklist to make your move as easy as possible.
Choosing a Kent removals company vs Moving house by yourself
Moving house yourself in Kent is more expensive than hiring a local removals firm. Even though it may seem easy to pack up and move your stuff, there are steps involved in packing fragile items properly so they don’t break during transit. You can also be assured that your belongings will not be damaged by removal workers.
How to find the best removals company near you
Our top-nocht customer service program can help you locate a trustworthy Kent removals company close to you. All our moving teams in Kent have successfully passed our rigorous assessment process that includes reference, an interview with a trained mover as well as administrative checks.
What is the cost of hiring a Kent removals company?
There are many factors that will impact the cost of hiring a removals company. Cost will be determined by the amount of goods to be transported. However, distance traveled, crew size, and packing speed are also important factors. Good removals firms will be honest about their costs and show you how to reduce them. For example, many firms will give discounts if you help with packing or provide your own packing materials.
Below is an estimate of the cost to hire a van for moving (which we do not recommend for houses with more than 2 bedrooms), and to have a removals service pack your house.
|1 Bedroom||2 Bedrooms||3 Bedrooms||4 Bedrooms||5 Bedrooms|
|Hire a Van in Kent||£100||£200||Don’t Recommend||Don’t Recommend||Don’t Recommend|
|Kent Removals Company||£400||£500||£800||£1000||£1200+|
|Add Packing by Company||£150||£200||£250||£350||£400|
Get quotes from Kent removals companies
It’s better to get at least three estimates from companies that visit your home than just estimate the cost over the phone. It is especially important if you have restricted access or narrow stairways. If you receive a quote from a company who isn’t available to visit your home, please be honest with them. Don’t forget about the contents of your garage or loft. It may be worthwhile to get an estimate from a company based in your area if you are moving to another part of the country. Ask for a breakdown of the estimate so you can compare prices for insurance, packing and mileage. This will allow you to compare quotes more accurately.
You can find out if overtime rates are applicable and, if yes, when they begin. Heavier or taller lorries are unable to handle tight bends, steep gradients, or uneven roads. Above all, you should check whether there are parking or access problems at the other end. If so, you might need to contact the council or police to allow unloading or suspend the parking meter.
Briefing a removals firm
After you have chosen your removals company, you should send them a briefing paper that lists:
- Any items that require special packing such as antiques and valuable items;
- Any carpets or curtains that you plan to move yourself.
- Big items like pianos or American Fridge freezer
- Furniture that needs to be dismantled and assembled as well
- Also, a floor plan of your new property to help them place boxes in the right rooms during unloading.
- And of course items that you’ll move by yourself
Kent Removals Insurance
You should also inquire about removals insurance in Kent. If the move is delayed or you are unable to get into your new property by the deadline, what happens?
You should also check that your removal company has sufficient insurance coverage for your belongings. Also, be sure to ask when you can claim insurance after the move. You should check if your valuable possessions require special packing.
Also, make sure to read the terms and conditions of the removal company’s policy. Some policies have a limit on the number of boxes or items that will be covered.
The removal company can limit their liability up to a specific amount per box, but you may have to increase your quote. While you can save money by packing some of your own items, the removal company’s liability will not cover any items that you pack.
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