London Man and van Removals

 

Hire Man and van for Removals in London

You are moving house or office, you will want some help with the moving of your furniture; your furniture is not going to fit in a car, you cannot drive a van yourself making self-hire vans inaccessible, what do you do? Hire a man with a van.
London is a big city, you should think carefully about who you chose, where you find the company and check their credentials before committing to using the company.
Your belongings are precious to you; you want them to arrive safely at the other end.

Finding a man and a van

Before you can check the company’s credentials, you need to find a company, but where do you begin to look? There are several places which will help you to begin your search, including:Man and Van London

  • Websites dedicated to house removals, office removals and logistics,
  • Newspaper classified section, (this is normally situated toward the back),
  • Word of mouth or personal recommendation among your friends,
  • Advertisements displayed in your local post office window,
  • Local Business directory such as the ‘Yellow Pages.’

Many removal companies or ‘man and a van’ companies are family run companies, they may only be available at the weekend due to midweek working commitments; you must check their availability before you hire them.You will also want to ensure that you avoid hiring a ‘rogue trader,’ this will turn out to be a disaster and a waste of your time and money. You should take some steps for your own security, these steps include:

  • Checking that your driver/drivers company is fully insured and the employees are insured to drive the vans,
  • Check that the driver (or if there are two of them), both members of the company are CRB certified. (Criminal Records Bureau).
  • Do they have a criminal record,
  • Are they fully licenced,
  • Do they have public liability insurance,
  • What about accidental damage insurance, check on this also,
  • If you have any waste which you want your man and a van to dispose of, you might want to just check that they have a licence to do so. You can find out whether they do by asking them for their waste carrier licence which has a number on it, this number can then be checked on the ‘Environment Agency’ website.

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Packing up your belongings

Before you move you are going to want to get all your belongings packed up; this can be done with boxes that you can pick up free of charge from some supermarkets, or you can go back to your chosen man and van company or removal company who can supply you with:

  • Small boxes,

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  • Medium boxes,
  • Large boxes,
  • Wardrobe boxes,
  • Brown vinyl packing tape,
  • Acid free tissue paper to wrap up your more delicate items,
  • Bubble wrap for glass wear and very delicate items,
  • End of roll newspaper.

You can save time and money by having everything packed away and ready to go on the day that you are moving home so that you just pack up and leave. Some removal companies charge by the hour, some charge by the tonne and some by the distance they travel.
You can also save money by choosing a removal company which is closer to you making the distance they travel to you less.