How Much Do House Removals Cost?
The removal cost can vary depending on various factors such as the moving season, the distance between the new and old location and the volume of stuff you want to move.
Removal companies will also consider the stuff that requires special protection and care. Additional services like packing and handling of fragile and large items will also affect the removal cost.
Removal companies can place your furniture and boxes into the areas you request, but you have to pay an additional fee for this service. You will also pay extra if they need to use removing windows or other equipment to successfully move stuff that doesn’t fit through the door.
That’s why you should check the services that are included in their quote so that you can make the most of your removal company.
Factors That Affect the Removal Cost
Removal companies provide different unpacking and packing services at an extra cost to fit the needs of each customer. They can pack your stuff for you, but this service will come with an extra fee. You can also pack your items on your own and then buy packing materials from the company.
If you have electronic goods or fragile antique items, you should tell the company about it. These items are safer to move in wooden crates, but you will have to pay extra for this service. Here are other factors that can affect the cost of removal.
Removal companies should be able to access the front door of your old and new home with their vehicle. Toll roads and ferries could result in extra removal costs. The cost of getting a parking permit is usually not included in the quote. So, if there are parking restrictions in your old and new home, you should discuss it with the company before the move date.
Third-party services such as disconnecting the dishwasher, removing carpets and curtain rails and disconnecting the washing machine could also result in extra removal costs.
Cancellation policies and late key charges
The company will charge you a late fee if you didn’t arrive on time to pick up your keys. So, for your peace of mind, ask the company if they offer late key waivers. If they offer this kind of waiver and you were late, they will wait up to three hours in your new home without charging extra fees.
Don’t forget to double-check the cancellation policies of the company. That way, you won’t be charged with extra fees if you cancelled your move date.
See our previous blog post here: Moving advice from a trusted removals company