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Getting Moving Quotes

Jun 7, 2008
Once you have a anticipated date to do your move it is a good idea to start getting multiple moving quotes from your local moving firms. Before accepting any quotes, it is recommended that you get a estimator from the removals company to visit your property to see exactly what you what to pack and move, as accepting a quote over the phone could lead to misunderstandings later. Try to get 3-5 moving quotes before you decide.

It is the removal company estimator's job to visit your home and take note of all your moving and packing requirements. Upon arriving at your property he or she should be shown your entire house, garage shed, attic, basement etc. Make your request as clear as possible. Tell him or her if you want any furniture dismantled, picked up or dropped off at another address, or if you would like the movers to take any unwanted items to the dump. Be very specific as all these things are taken into consideration when working out your quote.

From their surveys the estimators are now able to calculate the cost of your move based on the amount of items you want to pack and move etc. The estimator will now be able to judge the amount of men and size of the van that will be required for your move. Another main factor that the estimators take into consideration is the amount of time it will take to complete your move, depending on if your move is a local or cross country move.

Charges may also be based on the amount of time it takes to complete the packing and moving or it may be based on an hourly rate (this is not suitable for long distance moves). Check to see what the defined hours are: Is a day's work 8 hours, 12 hours or 24 hours? Does the hourly rate vary depending on the time of day? Does the mover charge for overtime? If yes when does it start and how much is the cost? In the worst case scenario if you do not get access to your new home on time you could well find your move going into overtime.

Hourly rates are normally based on a pick up to delivery principle, but meal times are usually excluded from the charge. Moving rates may be more or less expensive depending on the day of the week. For example move done on Monday to Thursday are known to cost less than a move done on the weekend.

Most people don't know, but the packing of your items can take up a big chunk of your moving cost. To reduce the cost of your move you can opt to do some or all of the packing yourself.

The removals company quote is most likely to be on a standard form which has the movers terms and conditions. Make sure you read the small print properly before you sign. Even though the terms and conditions are usually the same, moving quotes can vary from firm to firm.

Upon accepting a moving quote you are expected to book a date for your move. Upon booking that date you would have to give the removals company reasonable notice if you want to cancel or postpone your move. Otherwise you could be charged a cancellation fee.
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Before you accept a removals quote please visit The UK Movers Directory, and UK Removals Classifieds.
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