How to choose a professional removal company

Statistics show that people move home every 7 years, and since moving is not a regular lifestyle activity, many people are not necessarily aware of how to choose a professional removal company. There is a plethora of removal companies operating in the UK all claiming to offer a ‘professional’ service but how do you know that your worldly possessions will be in safe hands?  There are no guarantees, or are there?

There is a common misconception that hiring a ‘Man and Van’ or organising a ‘DIY move’ is more economical than hiring a professional firm – it’s not! Customers are sometimes attracted by the discounted rate offered by DIY or Man and Van companies but they don’t often realise that when employing a Man and a Van, the‘remover’ might not have the necessary moving experience or training needed to carry out your move.  These days it is very easy to start up a removals business without any proper qualifications, terms and conditions and insurance in place, so it’s important to know how to separate the rogue traders from the professionals.

Moving can be a very stressful and expensive experience, and if you don’t take the necessary precautions it can quickly turn into a nightmare, and you can end up paying much more than you should for a straight forward move.  This is why that,when planning your move, we strongly recommend that you contact a member of the British Association of Removers (BAR) as they have the necessary training,expertise, insurance and professionalism to carry out your move.

The British Association of Removers is the largest and oldest trade association in the removals sector and has, for more than a century, been dedicated to promoting excellence in the professional Removals and Storage industry. We represent nearly 500 professional companies within the UK that specialise in all aspects of removals and storage including Domestic, European, Commercial and International relocations.

With a BAR remover you are guaranteed to work with a reputable and professional company adhering to the BAR Code of Practice, the only code in the moving industry that’s approved and monitored by the Trading Standards Institute (TSI) under its Consumer Codes Approval Scheme, therefore protecting your interests beyond the basic requirements of the law.

Each of our members are experienced, trained and regularly inspected by BAR to guarantee that your move will always be handled in the safest and efficient manner when you move with a BAR remover.

With more than 97% of consumers recommending their BAR remover (over 15,000 survey responses to www.Referenceline.co.uk) using a BAR remover will definitely give you the peace of mind when selecting a removal company.

Spotting a safe removal company is easy, as all our Members proudly display the BAR badge on their vehicles, website and marketing material. So remember, ‘If you’re moving look for the badge!’ or find a remover through this website!