Has anyone used Simply Removals?

(38 Posts)
Fiddlestickler Thu 25-Apr-13 13:32:29

And if so, were they any good? Or any other recommendations for moving from south to north England!

KindleMum Thu 25-Apr-13 17:03:19

Used them. Wasn't impressed. We used them for a small and easy move - just taking furniture out of our old flat which we'd been renting out and moving to our new home. They were fast but careless of the items being moved and the property being vacated. And stroppy at destination.

I'd ring round a load of BAR registered firms locally - and try the ones at your destination - you might find one who can dovetail you with a job where they're doing north to south and otherwise going back empty.

specialsubject Thu 25-Apr-13 17:21:20

yes -and given the other response I just checked to make sure it was the same company! We used the East London branch.

we did all our packing so they just moved us from Surrey to a Midlands storage unit (we went into rental). Turned up on time, were efficient, careful, friendly, (even at the end of a VERY long day) helpful and VERY hardworking. Masterpiece of packing in the storage unit too.

and a quarter of the price of other quotes. Also had a branded van (if it matters) and the appropriate insurance. Didn't need it though, nothing damaged.

KindleMum Sat 27-Apr-13 11:54:37

Ours was a London branch, I think, but not East London. They were just moving furniture, not boxes. Only one spoke English and although his English was quite good, there was a point when he wanted to ask us a question and we never found out what it was as he just couldn't find the vocab to make it himself understood.

You obviously had a much better experience with them, special.

specialsubject Sat 27-Apr-13 13:00:41

looks like it..

both our movers Lithuanians but extremely fluent English - to the point of giving us alternative versions of their names on the basis that we probably couldn't pronounce the real ones.

mediawhore Sat 27-Apr-13 13:12:06

I think we did twice. Both times they were fab.

Weg76 Wed 02-Oct-13 23:58:27

Not sure if you ever signed up to simply removals but my advice would be stay clear , our move was from London to East Midlands and we have never regretted anything so much currently seeking legal advice sad

crochetkate Thu 03-Oct-13 12:52:46

Try GBliners, they were great for me when I moved from Leeds to Surrey. Very quick and professional!

specialsubject Thu 03-Oct-13 13:07:29

I got GB Liners to quote - FOUR times the cost of Simply. I would hope they would be professional at that price!

crochetkate Fri 04-Oct-13 14:32:55

Gosh!

Magzrichie1 Tue 28-Jan-14 15:49:45

I used them 6 months ago , and they were 12 hours late , damaged my furniture , spoke to me like trash , and charged me £570 instead of £460 that was quoted , they then keep saying they are looking into it for 6 months and yesterday I received an email saying that they can do nothing to rectify the situation , I'm so upset as this sad supposed to be a lovely new start down by the beach , and it was ruined by rude , late, clumsy people , I'm in hospitality , this is not how you treat your customers .... So if I'm honest , find another removal company that has better reviews

Magzrichie1 Wed 29-Jan-14 12:57:03

Hi Weg76
If you sought legal advice how did it go , I'm starting the fight against them now as the broke alot of my things , charged me more than quoted and so on , would appreciate any advice on the situation , thanks ! Mags

moanlikeabitch Sat 01-Feb-14 16:42:26

Used this company to move us from Birmingham to Leicester. when it all arrived at our new house they open the van doors and all our furniture came tumbling out all over the road smashing and damaging 90 % of our
furniture and when we complained they just drove away with what furniture wasn't broken. an absolute nightmare BE WARNED THIS IS A COMPANY THAT IS RUN BY IMMAGRANTS WHO DONT CARE 1 IOTER ABOUT YOU YOUR FURNITURE JUST MONEY. MAKE SURE ALL WHO HAVE HAD A BAD EXPERIENCE GIVE THEM THE REVIEW THE DESERVE
ON www.removalsreviews.co.uk. This company caused over £15,000 of damage and we are currently fighting them in court. STAY WELL CLEAR!!!

moanlikeabitch Sat 01-Feb-14 16:53:21

Used this company to move us from Birmingham to Leicester. when it all arrived at our new house they open the van doors and all our furniture came tumbling out all over the road smashing and damaging 90 % of our
furniture and when we complained they just drove away with what furniture wasn't broken. an absolute nightmare BE WARNED THIS IS A COMPANY THAT IS RUN BY IMMAGRANTS WHO DONT CARE 1 IOTER ABOUT YOU YOUR FURNITURE JUST MONEY. MAKE SURE ALL WHO HAVE HAD A BAD EXPERIENCE GIVE THEM THE REVIEW THE DESERVE
ON www.removalsreviews.co.uk. This company caused over £15,000 of damage and we are currently fighting them in court. STAY WELL CLEAR!!!

Onetwothreeoops Sat 01-Feb-14 16:59:16

We've used quite a few different removal companies over the years. We went with Simply purely based on the cheap quote but I won't use them again. This is the only company where we've had broken items. Also, the boxes were put in random rooms even though the room was clearly written on the box. Overall it was very unprofessional.

moanlikeabitch Sat 01-Feb-14 17:11:34

Did they claim for your damages o their insurance policy ?
seems it had ran out on our moving day or they may aswell
not because its been no use to us. Make sure you leave them a review
at www.removalsreviews.co.uk

skislope Sat 01-Feb-14 17:14:36

we used them twice - two big house moves (north london branch) anf first time they were grest, packed everything up well and didn't lose or break anything. secomd ti,e they forgot to pack a draw and some of the stuff in the pantry. overall happy with them though.

moanlikeabitch Sat 01-Feb-14 17:14:37

Leave them the review they deserve at www.removalsreviews.co.uk

skislope Sat 01-Feb-14 17:16:05

apparently David Cameron used them to move to Downing street

moanlikeabitch Sat 01-Feb-14 17:17:12

Leave the they review they deserve at www.removalsreviews.co.uk

moanlikeabitch Sat 01-Feb-14 17:20:22

look at the pics on the internet tho its that blured it could be anyone no one can ring to ask him can they! cant remember ttheir name but there is another site claiming to have done the same move !!

skislope Sat 01-Feb-14 17:26:07

Yes true hard to prove! I seem to be in thr minority who had two good experiences...

specialsubject Sat 01-Feb-14 17:36:54

slight suspicion here when the unhappy poster stresses that the company is run by immigrants....and that matters because...?

the reviews are interesting - half very good, half very bad. Wonder if it is branch-dependent?

moanlikeabitch Sat 01-Feb-14 18:10:16

when you hire a removal company you don't have to hire an interpreter to tell them your unhappy do you, if there dealing with English customers they should speak and understand the language or how are you suppose to communicate. they just play dumb and pretend they don't understand think they understood my expression tho bcus the pissed off look is the same in any language.

moanlikeabitch Sat 01-Feb-14 18:12:42

Pleased you specialsubject had a better exp,

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