How do you get an accurate and appropriate estimate for moving home or office ? The answer is to choose a removal company that is recommended when ever possisble. The moving firm should be a member of the Removals industry Ombudsman Scheme and a recognised Trade Body. They will have a written Code of Practise that looks after the customers interest.
You should talk directly to the removal company and remember that the industry attracts many ‘man and van’ amateurs that opertate in the black economy with untrained staff and illegal vehicles. When you speak to the removals office, give them as much information about your property, position and the place you are moving into. Every move is different and presents its own unique challenges, no one solution or price is appropriate. The more details concerning your move that you give the better the intial estimate will be.
After this stage of the estimation process when you feel comfortable with the removal companies attitude and cost you can to to the home visit. Often this is a good time to have some packing material delivered by the surveyor.
A trained surveyor will ask lots of questions, he will want to look throughout your office or home and garden. He will, where possible, access parking requirements (especially for London removals). All this will take time but is is worth taking this time, as it will ensure that your move is costed correctly.
Once the survey has been completed, the surveyor should provide an on the spot written and realistic quotation with the removers terms and conditions.