If you are planning to move home, you have a number of options with regards on how you are going to transport all your possessions: removal companies, vehicle self-dire hire, Man and Van services, or doing it yourself. If you are working to a budget and you are moving locally, then it is strongly advised to pick a Man and a Van service. They, unlike removal companies or vehicle hire companies, charge by the hour, with rates starting at around £15 for the services of a Man with, usually, a 3.5 tonne van. So if you’re moving only a mile or so away, then hiring a Man and Van service should only cost you around £15 or £30 if you have everything packed up and ready to go as soon as the man and the van get there.
Like almost every other industry, there are a variety of different providers of Man and Van services. No matter where you are in the country, the chances are there will be multiple Man and Van companies ready to take your custom. Also like every other industry, the quality of service provided by Man and Van companies will differ. Here are just a few things to look out for when choosing a Man and Van service.
The most pertinent piece of advice anyone could give you when it comes to choosing a Man and Van service is to not take the first offer you see. In all likelihood, the first quote you get will not be the cheapest. Get a variety of quote from multiple companies before deciding which one to go for. You can do this by searching around online, or phoning up each company and asking what they can do for you. Don’t be afraid to phone; these services will be more than happy to give you a quote as well as answer any other question you may have.
It is important to note that just because a company is offering you the lowest quote, it may not be best for you to go with that company. As there are so many of these services, and all it takes to establish a Man with a Van company is to own a driving license and, well, a van, the quality and professionalism of the services will differ greatly. If a company is offering you an extremely low quote, ask yourself why they are offering such a low price. Is it because they’re a new company looking to establish their company? Or is it because they generally have a pretty poor reputation and have to charge such a low price or they won’t get any business. Just remember: buyers beware.
A further factor to look out for when deciding on a Man and Van service is where that service primarily operates. If, for example, their primary area of operations is, say, Chelmsford, then hiring them to move within Hertfordshire will be a waste of time as they probably won’t come that far for work. And if they do, they won’t be as familiar with the area as they are with theirs, meaning travelling to your new home could take longer than it should, which, in turn, will cost more money.
If you’re in the market for the cheapest possible deal, then be sure to check around every possible Man and Van service in your area on the internet. Most services will provide discounts of up to 20% and beyond on their websites in order to keep their cash flow coming in.
In the end, it’s all down to you, but hopefully you would have found this brief guide helpful.