5 Essential Tips for Choosing a Removal Company when Moving to Hackney
Hackney is an up and coming area of East London, located close to areas like Shoreditch and Holton, which are known for their vibrant nightlife. There is a growing community of artists in the area, drawn in by the large amount of listed buildings that dot the Hackney landscape. If you’re planning a move to the area, getting the right removal company will be important, as well as making sure you get the best value for money. The 5 tips below can help you get the best service for your move.
Shop around for offers
Many companies offer discounts, sales and special offers just like any other business, so make sure to check if your moving dates fit with any of these and take advantage of them! Most companies will list their offers on their websites, but be sure to check when calling for a quote too. Another good way to make sure you get the best value for money is to contact at least 3 companies and get an estimate. Make sure that you are clear about the kind of services you want: You might not need packing services etc, so it can be useful to be specific with removal companies as you may get costs down further by not having to pay for unwanted/needed services.
Check a company is trustworthy
While certainly the minority, there are some removal companies and man in a van services that are unscrupulous, and will try to rip you off by giving false estimates or changing costs during/after your move when you have no real choice but to pay. The best way to be sure you can trust your removal company is to check they are registered with the British Association of Removers, and the National Guild of Removers and Stores. If they are, then they are likely to be reliable. If not, then you might be best choosing an alternative.
Ask for recommendations
If you know someone who has moved home in London recently, whether friends or family, ask them what company they used and whether they were satisfied with the service. You never know who might be able to point you in the direction of a reliable removal company or man in van service, so ask around your local area or even in the Hackney area. Checking these avenues is always useful – many of the best ‘man in van’ services are built on a good reputation, and the same goes for removal companies. You can also check the internet, especially moving or local forums for any possible leads too.
Use your moving schedule to your advantage
When you move can have a big impact on the charges of removal companies. Try to take full advantage of your moving date. Some times of the year are more expensive than others for example, especially around June, when many families take advantage of school breaks to move home. This makes services harder to book and more expensive around this time of year, but if your move falls outside this time, then you can take advantage of cheaper costs. This also applies to the particular day you choose to move. The same applies to weekends. Most people will want to get moved in before the working week starts, but by taking a day or two off work and moving during the week, you will reap the benefits of cheaper removal services.