Advanced Payment Guarantee

Live from 1st July 2020

When you move home, it is standard practice to pay your removal company in advance. You would obviously be concerned therefore that if your chosen remover suffered financial failure before your moving date, you would have lost any payment made and so for that reason, BAR members provide an Advanced Payment Guarantee to their customers. All BAR members are financially vetted and provide the safety net of an APG scheme. BAR Member companies will provide you with details of the scheme to which they belong, and whether the cover provided is for moves within the UK only or on a Worldwide basis, and so it is important that you ensure your chosen mover provides the appropriate level of cover for the type of move that you are undertaking. The guarantee applies to private individuals moving home to, from or within the United Kingdom and so you can have total confidence in using a BAR Member company for your move.

The Scheme does of course have terms and conditions, and those full terms and conditions can be downloaded here.

For any customer queries under the BAR APG Scheme, please email apgscheme@bar.co.uk.

Feedback from customers of a former BAR Member

The scheme from my end has been superb, otherwise I would have been nearly £1000 out of pocket. Was really easy with Green’s completing the move without me having to pay them again and claim off you as for that. I would ensure I always use a BAR company in the future and would tell people about it when planning a move.

L, Wed 20/06/2018

We are delighted that we will receive compensation for the monies paid in advance to a former BAR Member who unfortunately went in to administration.

Mr & Mrs S, Tue 19/06/2018

Thank you for all your help with this matter. Other than the initial disappointment with the former BAR Member who unfortunately went in to administration we have been very happy with the smooth process of reclaiming our money.

Mrs SR, Fri 23/03/18

We should like to say that we are very grateful for the excellent and timely service we have received through the APG scheme.

Mr & Mrs L, Thur 26/04/18

Thank you for such swift action on my application to the BAR Advanced Payment Guarantee Scheme. I had not expected such a turn around and will recommend friends and family ensure they book with BAR accredited removal companies in the future.

Mrs C, Mon 26/03/18

Companies whose Membership has ceased

Member Membership Ceased Company Reg No. BAR Membership No. Liquidator Details Comment
Hunts International (Removers) Limited 26/02/2020 02969895 W078 Adam Peter Jordan & Nickolas Garth Rimes

T: 01527 558 410

E: Info@rimesandco.co.uk 

Company  in liquidation
Scotts of Somerset 19/11/2019 10598214 S115 N/A Membership terminated
Movecorp Ltd 11/10/2019 8079467 M097 Brooke Overton-Yorke

T: 0207 516 2478

E: brooke.overton-yorke@geoffreymartin.co.uk

Company  in liquidation
The Removal Team Ltd 02/03/2020 09331672 T073 Michael Chamberlain

T: 0113 242 0808

E:advice@chamberlain-co.co.uk

Company  in liquidation
Mr Shifter Removals & Storage 20/05/2020 N/A S009 N/A Resigned from Membership
All Moves UK Ltd 01/07/2020 06720415 A129 N/A Resigned from Membership
Botrans Removals and Storage 01/07/2020 N/A B120 N/A Resigned from Membership
Central Moves Ltd 01/07/2020 04154268 C095 N/A Resigned from Membership
Dibbens Removals 01/07/2020 N/A D051 N/A Resigned from Membership
Direct Moves 01/07/2020 N/A D057 N/A Resigned from Membership
House 2 Home Removals Ltd 01/07/2020 05688722 H102 N/A Resigned from Membership
George Lambert & Son Ltd 01/07/2020 00821889 L004 N/A Resigned from Membership
Kings Removal Services Ltd 01/07/2020 2036062 K007 N/A Resigned from Membership
Appleyards of East Yorkshire 01/07/2020 00967750 A116 N/A Resigned from Membership
HN Pack & Storage 01/07/2020 8887313 H106 N/A Resigned from Membership
Earls Removals Ltd 01/07/2020 09181052 E045 N/A Resigned from Membership
Relocations Direct Ltd 01/07/2020 08919902 R091 N/A Resigned from Membership
Bishop’s Move Ltd 17/07/2020 003252 B001 Smith and Williamson LLP

T: 0207 131 4000

E: Email: Bishopsmove@smithandwilliamson.com

Placed into administration

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