Finding a London removal company is essential to relocation not only for businesses but also to families and residences. We all know that they take the stress and put in the fun in moving. It may be hard to believe but they do. Why do you think people will hire them in the first place if they don’t, right? However one cannot put aside the fact that there are rogue London removal companies out there. Get them and you’re bound to earn yourself a truckload of stress and regret. How do you avoid them then? Knowledge is a powerful thing and if you know how to spot one then you can very well avoid hiring them.
SIGN # 1: UNMARKED VEHICLES – Reputable companies either big or small will always have their own moving trucks, vans and vehicles. All of these are marked and labeled too to specify the company’s logo and name. If this is absent then there is a big chance that these are merely rented. Remember that movers have their own equipment. They do not borrow.
SIGN # 2: LACK OF IDENTIFICATION – If their staff cannot provide you with a proper identification card then by all means do not let them inside the house. The ID should also be that issued by the moving company from whom they work for.
SIGN # 3: NO SPECIFIC UNIFORMS – They should also have their uniforms. These are a sign of not only a legit business but an established and standardized one as well.
SIGN # 4: ABSENCE OF LICENSE AND CERTIFICATION – Always check if they are licensed to operate and whether or not they are part of the NGRS which stand for the National Guild for Removers and Storers, a professional regulatory body in London concerned with the moving industry.
SIGN # 5: NO VALID PHYSICAL ADDRESS – They should have an office somewhere and not merely an online presence. If it is within driving distance then try to stop by to confirm or use online satellite applications like Google map for example.
SIGN # 6: CONFUSING CONTRACTS AND BILL OF LADING – They should in no way confuse you with their terms, agreements and the clauses of the service contract. They should also willingly and exceptionally make you understand about the whole process from top to bottom and how charges apply.
SIGN # 7: POOR AND BAD REVIEWS – Lastly, a rogue London removal company is bound to have poor reviews. Make sure that you do your research well.