Choosing a man and van service to help you with your house move requires a few different considerations. There are many reasons why you might choose this option over another. Here are some top tips to help you make that decision.
There are some differences between a removal company and a man and van service so how do you know whether the man and van service is right for you?
Know The Difference
A removal company is often a whole team of movers whereas a man with a van is usually one (possibly up to three men) and his vehicle who provides a moving service at a low cost. They can often be cheaper than a professional removal company but may not offer as many services as a removal company might be able to offer.
You might find a local man and van service is also easier to hire than a removal company at certain times due to availability.
Get Some Quotes
Once you have chosen to enlist the services of a man and his vehicle, the first thing you should do is get some quotes. This is so important as you need to know exactly how much it will cost and what you will be paying for.
Ask them to provide a written confirmation of their quote and what you get for the price you pay.
Check Their Insurance
Removal companies will usually cover more insurance than a man or a few men working on their own as they have insurance such as employee insurance to consider as well. A man and his vehicle won’t need to carry as much but should carry vehicle insurance, Goods In Transit insurance and public liability insurance as standard to ensure that your goods are covered when being transported from A to B.
How Much Stuff Do You Need To Move?
When choosing a man and a van hire service, it is important that you know how much stuff you need to move. An independent service may not have as many vehicles at their disposal and might not have a big enough vehicle for all of your possessions – this is why you need to let them know what will be moved ahead of time.
When obtaining your quote, you should mention the quantity of stuff to be moved so that it can be quoted accordingly. If you have too much, you might need to hire a removals company instead.
Mention Any Special Requirements
Some items may need a little more care and attention than others so it is important to mention these when booking in the service. If you have some antique or valuable pieces, you might find that additional insurance is needed.
These are a few tips that we hope will help you come to a decision. Moving house can be one of the most stressful times of your life so anything that can be done to make it easier is always helpful.
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