Hiring a Wimbledon man and van service is somewhat of a new phenomenon. Over the last few years, man and van services have started to pop up to compete with the more traditional Wimbledon removal companies, and offer a wide variety of benefits over their big brother. They can often provide a much cheaper service that can conveniently be booked only a few days in advance, whilst still providing a professional and smooth service on your moving day. It is vital that you choose the right type of removal service that will cater best to your move, but even once you have chosen a man with a van service, there are still decisions to be made. Not all man with van services are equal, so looking in detail at which man and van service to choose for your Wimbledon home removal is a vital part of a successful move. Below are a few tips on what to look for and what to avoid.
Firstly, it is important to look at how each service advertises their price. Many will go on a simple hourly rate, but some will look to charge per mile covered during the move. With a per mile payment, it is important to establish a mutually agreeable route, so that you don’t get landed with an unexpected cost at the end of the day. Furthermore, it is important to obtain and then read over the fine print of any contracts that are offered to you. Those that are unwilling to provide a contract are often those who will look for ways to add extensions onto the payments you owe them. This could be including their own travelling costs and times, invoicing extra mileage or many other tricks. Often, those that offer a cheaper price are those that will be more likely to try something covert to increase the cost from the face value.
Furthermore, within this contract, one must look for the presence of an insurance policy. A lot of the more upmarket man and van services will be able to offer an insurance policy that will cover your goods during the actual move. This is vitally important, as moving is a dangerous time for your possessions and it is a murky area as to whether home insurance covers items, so getting insurance from your man and van service allows peace of mind during the move. There is nothing worse than a damaged possession on your moving day to ruin the whole mood around your new home. This insurance policy is also important as it will make sure the people who assist you in your move are extra careful with your items, providing a second layer of security.
You also have to remember that buying cheap with a man and van service may well result in a poor quality service. As has been previously mentioned, cheaper services may well turn out to be more expensive in the long run, but also it is vital to remember that many of those offering cheaper services are newer members of the industry looking to undercut the established companies. This means they may well be less experienced. Personally, when it comes to my possessions, no expense should be spared in ensuring their safety, and paying a bit extra for more security may well be the difference between a successful moving day and a disaster.
Hopefully, with the above tips, you can go about hiring an adequate man and van service that will make your moving experience one that is as pleasant as is possible. Remember, cheaper is not always better, and inspecting the contract is an important part of the negotiation.