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Tuesday, January 05, 2016 by Tom Skelton

Top 5 things to look for in a removal company near Oxford

Finding a removal company near Oxford is easy. Finding one that’s reliable, experienced and trustworthy is a whole different challenge. Choosing the right removal company is almost as important as finding the right house and trusting them to take care of your belongings is not a decision that should be taken lightly. There are several things to consider when hiring a removal company near Oxford, we’ve listed our top 5 things to look for in a removal company to give you some guidance.

Top 5 things to look for in a removal company near Oxford 

1) Is your chosen removal company a BAR member?

To gain BAR (British Association of Removers) membership, removal companies must meet minimum set standards. Not only that, if something goes wrong with your removal company and these standards are broken, you can turn to the BAR to step in and sort it out.

2) Do they have an Oxfordshire depot you can visit and are they local?

Visiting your removal company’s base of operations can be a good way to gauge their levels of professionalism. If they’re working out of an old shed and driving vehicles that aren’t liveried, it’s possible they aren’t as expert as they might claim to be. Also, by choosing a local company you’ll be able ensure you get the best quote possible.

3) How long have the removal company been trading?

A wealth of experience in the removal industry is a key indicator of trust and reliability. Furthermore, if your chosen Oxfordshire removal company can provide references, testimonials and reviews then it’s likely they are transparent in their business practice, therefore giving you peace of mind.

4) What level and type of insurance is offered?

Insuring your belongings against damage and theft is crucial when moving house. Make sure you check what level and type of insurance your removal company offers before making your final decision.

5) Does your removal company provide packing materials?

Appropriate packaging is key to preventing damage to belongings when moving house. Many removal companies near Oxford will provide packaging materials, but it’s worth checking beforehand that this is the case, and moreover, if these materials will come at an extra cost.

House and Carriage can provide answers to any questions you might have regarding our removal services near Oxford. Contact us to discuss your removal requirements today and we’ll be happy to assist you.  

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