Advanced Payment Guarantee

When you move home, it is standard practice to pay your removal company in advance.  You would obviously be concerned that if your remover financially failed before your moving date, you would have lost that pre-payment. For that reason, all BAR members provide an Advanced Payment Guarantee. All BAR members are financially vetted and provide the safety net of an APG scheme (your chosen provider will provide you with details of the scheme to which they belong) and so you can have total confidence in using them for your move.

The guarantee applies to private individuals moving home to or from the United Kingdom.

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

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

The spread of the Coronavirus pandemic is unprecedented in modern times and its impact on all industries has been sudden and extremely damaging, including that of UK removals. It is against this background that the BAR finds itself having to suspend its Advanced Payment Guarantee Scheme with effect from 20/03/2020. Existing claims against the scheme will of course be fulfilled, but no new claims will be considered from that date. The BAR regrets the necessity to take this course of action and will continue to review the situation over the coming months.

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 To follow 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

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