Finding an International Removal Company
If you’re relocating to another country, rather than book several different removal companies, it’s sensible to book one international removal service. This is also safer because the restrictions in other countries are different to the UK and therefore, it’s hard to tell whether you’re booking with a reputable company or not. This, combined with a possible language barrier, can mean you may not be getting the best deal for your money. Many people, however, are unsure of how to go about booking an international removal company or even what services they offer. Here’s some information on choosing the right service for your relocation.ServiceLike all companies, international removal companies offer a range of services to help make the moving process as smooth as possible. However, their services include elements like international storage and overseas transportation. They can help you pack and load the vehicle at one end and then oversee the process to your new home abroad. They’ll also offer the correct insurance package to make sure you’re fully covered for the entire move.Most international moving companies will give you a choice between an air freight service to help keep all your belongings together during air travel, and shipping vessels. There are pros and cons to both. However, air travel is the quicker, more reliable option, as travel by sea often takes over a month and can be easily affected by external factors, such as weather. Therefore, using an air freight service is probably the best option for a fast, reliable, simple move.ReliabilityInternational relocation companies will have partners and trusted allies in other countries that they prefer to work with when helping transport your belongings. They will have worked with these companies before and therefore trust them to complete the job to a high standard. If you’re in any doubt, make sure the company you’re using is registered with the Financial Services Authority. This means your items are legitimately insured and are going to reach their destination safely. If not, you will be adequately compensated. PreparationThe company you choose should provide you with plenty of advice on moving house to another country. They’ll have dealt with these removals regularly and can therefore lend their expertise and experience to your situation. Advice may include sorting out documentation and paperwork, such as Visas and passports, well in advance of the move. You should also consider condensing the amount of belongings you’re bringing; either sell, throw out or give away anything you can. The less you travel with, the smoother the process and the less it should cost. Any removals company who you choose to work with should be happy to provide you with advice and forthcoming with information on the steps you need to take in order to make sure your international move runs without a hitch. BudgetLike any move, the removal company you choose may also depend on your budget. Cheap removal companies are readily available and are often just as reliable as the more expensive ones, despite what many assume. However, it’s worth conducting your own research, calling the company and speaking to them in order to establish why they’re cheaper i.e. what services do they and don’t they offer to make the price lower. If the company seems surprisingly cheap, have a look online for reviews and see if anything negative pops up. If not, use your best judgement whether to book them or not. Is the amount of money you save worth the risk? Is it worth cutting costs elsewhere to afford a more reputable company? This is down to you as the consumer.