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how much do removals companies cost?

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PDR Tue 02-Mar-10 08:59:22

We are moving from a large 3 bed to a ok sized 4 bed aprox 15 miles away.

We have an average amount of furniture but not much clutter.

I am thinking we will go with the packing service as I have a DS of 21 months and it will be weeks of hell for me to do it myself.

We are in rural Devon if that makes a difference.

What should I expect?

Pipbin Fri 06-Feb-15 22:42:18

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Your first post too?
A suspicious person might think you were spamming. A suspicious person might.

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RaphaellaTheSpanishWaterDog Mon 05-Jan-15 16:31:29

bestmunchkins I can only assume you don't have much stuff, lol!

We've done three (admittedly long distance of around 150 miles each time) moves and have paid around the £3500-4000 mark for a reputable removal co - and that didn't include packing.

Most recent move (Dec 16th 2014) we had several quotes from local and national removers, ranging from £3400-£4200 and ended up paying £3600.

We do have serious quantities of possessions, both furniture and otherwise fact they had to do a separate load purely for garden items.

Our previous move (2011) we decided to DIY and still spent in the region of £2000 for van hire, fuel etc.....

I'm genuinely envious of those that have so little stuff!

bestmunchkinsever Mon 05-Jan-15 16:04:15

I can't believe how much some of these quotes are! We are paying 70 next week for a man and van service from a proper removal company. even the full removal service would only have been just over 100. Cannot imagine paying 1.5k to move my furniture I'd rather do it myself with a van shock

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Winthroptuesday Thu 06-Nov-14 13:08:25

I'm astounded by some of the removal costs I'm reading here! I've just had two quotes, granted it isn't a straightforward move but even so.....
I'm moving 30 miles and have been quoted approx. 3500k and 4500k to pack a two bed bungalow, taking essentials and very little furniture to the new house and the rest to storage (the price of which isn't included in the prices I've quoted here btw!!) and back again after building works.
I have a garage, three sheds, lots of garden paraphernalia and plants plus a full loft to consider.
If I do the packing, the price comes down by about a grand. Whoop-de-doo!!
I'm on the east coast of lincolnshire, and would be interested to hear from anyone who has moved recently in the same area and what they paid as I think I'm getting my leg pulled, big time......

MrsJonion Wed 29-Oct-14 09:05:37

I moved recently and used Ois removals , , they were very good, very reasonably priced, staff were very pleasant and they packed everything in advance, however they only only cover London

williamdavid Tue 28-Oct-14 12:19:17

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shellbabes Fri 24-Oct-14 16:36:47

I think that quote for a 12 mile move was a little high, our move was just over 50 miles so a really good price when compared to yours! I guess the price greatly depends on location and finding the company it really does pay to shop around we found our chaps on google search so probably got lucky.

vickibee Tue 21-Oct-14 14:31:09

We moved 12 miles and were quoted �800, DH decided we would do it ourselves and hired the biggest truck avail on a standard driving licence. What a surprise when our stuff didn't fit? we had to leave belongings on neigbours drive and come back later (good job it was a fine day) I wish we'd paid for the removal!!!

shellbabes Tue 21-Oct-14 14:25:52

Moving house is not Cheap if you use the big removal companies!
However there are lots of smaller family run removal firms that will certainly move you for a fair price.
If you do a search on Google Bing or any other search engine, you will find lots of small companies with great reputations,
which can be checked by reading reviews most good service providers will have a
Google+ page where you will find all the info you require as well as links to websites and contact details.
You will also find plenty of local review sites to help you decide who you would like to request a quote from.
If a customer has taken the time to write a review your sure to be on to a winner as good reviews are very rarely left.
Another tip don't write off a Man and van service as these are some of the best ones to use for a cheap move!
I used Norwich based E.A.L.H affordable house removal service norwich
they moved my 3 bed house using two big Luton vans and a crew of 3 to load and unload including free insurance which normally costs extra!
They moved us for £750 which was a great price when compared to our other quotes of between £1050 -1225 by pickfords and jarrets and hadley ottaway!
ealh were very professional so if your in Norfolk look them up.

5794yummymummy Sun 19-Oct-14 17:45:49

Also forgot to say get as many quotes as possible, All the companies that came to mine gave a free no obligation quote so shop around

5794yummymummy Sun 19-Oct-14 17:42:47

Hi I have recently moved (1/10/14) from a 4 bed to a 5 bed and the company I used were outstanding and were £500 cheaper than the lowest quote I got and had 5 companies come round, I paid £900 and that was for packing 1 day (with all packing material supplied) and moving the next day with 2 vans moving 40 miles. The company was but think they also have branches in hereford and bristol. I also found helped as theres loads of reviews so you know who you are using are good and reputable. Hope this helps you

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naughty123 Sat 13-Sep-14 01:59:59

I hired removal services from last month. I was being give two options
1. Hourly price
2. Fixed price
I would suggest to go for fixed price but provide as much information as you can about the inventory, Parking arrangements, availability of help. and offer maximum flexibility to avail lowest possible price.

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tb Wed 27-Aug-14 12:22:03

I've also never seen again the amethyst ear-rings that dh gave me as a silver wedding anniversary present.

tb Wed 27-Aug-14 12:21:20

Just one tip - don't use a broker. We did when moving from the UK to France and it was a total disaster.

The company had been on Channel 4, and were well-recommended.

They arrived late, broke the drain cover on the drive and packed loads of things that shouldn't have been packed.

We had some things stored, and then later found out that some things were just left in their offices. We had loads of things damaged - they just dumped our dining chairs in the road with the chairs 'seat to seat' despite them having high backs, and so due to the chippings on the road the top rails of the chairs look as if they've been nail-punched. In storage they took apart and oak dining table, so when it arrived the top was separate from the trestles and the central leaf had a big deep scratch on it.

Bookcases were damaged and a mattress and bed base stained and water-marked due to not being wrapped and placed against the rubber seals in the van. They were pushed against the seals in transit which stained them.

We gave the driver a cd with photos of the damage on, and he signed that he'd been paid in full to activate the insurance.

We never heard another thing.

We had a box delivered to us with someone else's belongings in, but no means of tracing them. I opened it and there was a picture in it that hadn't been wrapped and all the glass in the frame was smashed.

They were based in Redbridge in London.

Bohemond Mon 25-Aug-14 14:32:56

Rural somerset also moving c15 miles.
For 4 bed house (large) plus full garage with 1 day's packing of kitchen and breakable items plus £100k insurance it is £1800 including VAT. We need two trucks.

RichardWhite Mon 25-Aug-14 14:14:03

We recently moved our 4 bed house from Shepherds Bush to Norwich everything were packed by us they just move stuff for us on very cheap price check them

Aliya845 Tue 27-May-14 19:55:09

Hi Everyone, i would like to share my personal experience with removal firms.The day one we find out our moving date i go on removal price comparison site and submit all our details for moving same day few removal firms called me ask me a convenient time to visit property finally i had we prices from £300 to £1500 decided to choose a cheap company Called Smart MOVE they turn with very small van to move my 3bed house were very rude and broke our dinning table and other small damages and also left the job in middle and decided to move off i called the police but that didn't help because of terms and condition so i would say everyone don't go for cheap removal company.

Dankay78 Sun 27-Apr-14 19:41:29

The fastest way to find out the costs of removal companies in the UK is to go to You will then get 6 removals quotes from moving firms in your local area.

specialsubject Sun 16-Mar-14 10:12:38

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NEVER use anyone with just a mobile number.

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