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Choosing a reputable removals company

Choosing a reputable removals company

By on Jan 28, 2016 in Business |

There are endless horror stories about furniture removers that do the rounds of every social circle. The reason for this is that it is relatively easy to offer a removals service. All you really need is a van and a few people with strong backs and you can market yourself as having expertise in the industry. When you stop to consider that you are entrusting your worldly good to a removals company, you should immediately realise that this is not an area where you should be frugal and look for the lowest possible price. On the contrary, if you are about to move home, you need to do your homework thoroughly, ask the right questions and choose the right company to partner with.

How to choose a removals company in Devon

Fortunately, there is an organisation known as the British Association of Removers (BAR) that regulates standards and should give you a good indication of the type of service you can expect from its members. This isn’t to say that anyone who isn’t registered with BAR is necessarily bad, but you may want to find out their reasons for not registering, and then should do thorough reference checking to assure yourself of their services.

A good rule of thumb is the look of a company. If the vehicles are branded and well maintained and if the staff who quote you are dressed in company colours and seem expert at what they’re doing, you’ve probably engaged with a reputable business. It’s always a good idea to ask for previous references and to check to see how other clients have been handled. Be sure to ask for references from people who have had a problem as well as just those who will tell you that the move was plain sailing. Everyone can be happy when things go smoothly, but it’s equally important to find out how a business behaves when things go wrong and a solution needs to be found. You can visit here to get more information.

Getting a contract in place

When you’ve chosen your Devon removals company, be sure that a comprehensive agreement is in place that both parties sign. Ensure that the agreement covers insurance and that the amount stipulated is adequate to cover your possessions. When you start to add up the worth of the contents of your home, many people are surprised to realise that the amount can be many hundreds of thousands of pounds. Knowing that your removals company is insured and that that you have some comeback in the event of a disaster will help provide you with peace of mind.

Any move is stressful unless you partner with a company that handles removals in Devon. Contact Rose Removals and Storage of Devon at the Devon office to arrange for a free quotation.

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