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Domestic Removals

Removal waiting times – why do they happen, and how best to protect yourself?

There are many mysteries in life, but none as widely pondered over as that of the transfer times of money on completion day when you are buying a house! When it comes to buying a property, there is a huge amount of legal and financial work that you will have to endure well in advance of the actual day of the move. For this reason, one would expect that such hassle would result in a fairly painless transfer day, and that you could get everything done fairly easily. However, as with many things, you will find that there are huge difficulties that seem to occur for no reason whatsoever. It seems that for some reason, the actual transference of money between accounts, solicitors and accounts, takes ages, despite the speed with which most bank transfers happen nowadays. Of course, this should not be the kind of thing that gets in your way, but it certainly can be, even if you are as prepared as possible!

The usual issue is that there is a hold up of some sort, and this prevents you form getting the keys to the new place. Obviously, until the previous owner is paid, you can not access the property, and this means that you may have to wait until the money is all in place before you can move in properly. In such instances, you will likely be waiting with your removals team at the property, simply hoping that the keys are released as soon as possible, and whilst this is happening, the team will be charging you for what is called their ‘waiting time’. Some removal companies are not as up front as others on such matters, so it is pretty essential that you are forthright in asking as many questions when you are organizing the removals (http://www NULL.bestvanandman with them, lest you get stung without realizing that such charges are in place! The charges vary form company to company, so you should be sure to ask about the exact amounts that you will be being charged by the hour after the arrival.

There are protection plans that can be organized, by way of waiting time waivers. Not all companies offer these, so again, ensure that you find this out before it is too late. You need to ensure that you go over exactly how long the waiver covers you for, and how many men it covers as well. Say you pay a fifty pound waiting time waiver, you may find out that it only covers you for two hours and a couple o men, and that an extra removals staff member is still costing your twenty pounds for every hour that you wait!

If you feel like the waiver is not a fair deal, you could certainly look in to getting the waiting charges from whoever it is that is holding you up, as sometimes it will be the previous occupiers of the house that are making you wait. Unfortunately, getting such funds from your own solicitor is going to be nigh on impossible, and it will be similarly arduous to get such money from the previous occupiers, given that they will have their solicitor on hand as well. It is always best to prepare yourself against these unseen expenses, to ensure that your move does not suddenly become extremely expensive at the very last minute. You will be protecting against all other sorts of costs getting incurred, so why not this one?

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Domestic removals – extras that you may not have considered

Throughout the removal build up, there will be a massive weight hanging over your head. The size of a job like packing your whole house in to boxes is not one to be underestimated, so it is well worth spending as much time preparing for it as possible, to ensure that it goes smoothly. However, there are plenty of other things that you may well have missed out if you have let the packing process get in the way. Perhaps you have gone the other way, and are getting a removals company to do your packing for you, and you may well be wondering what exactly you have still to do in order to make sure that the removal goes smoothly. In either case there are tons of things that you can get on with to ensure that your removal goes smoothly, it just takes knowing what they are!

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For a start, go through the removal itself in your mind, and consider everything that needs to be done before you leave the house for good. Up until that moment where you close the door and hand over the keys, there are many things that need to be done. The whole house needs to be cleaned, the fittings that you are taking with your need to be removed, and the electrical wires that are left bare need to be taped up and protected. Where will your pets be, and more importantly, where will your children be? Will you have a bag of essentials packed for emergencies on the road? What will go in it? The list goes on and on, so this is a good way to think about the extras that may slip your mind otherwise. Once you have a list of things that you feel you need to get sorted, put them in to your plan for the move, and ensure that they are ticked off before the day of the move.

If you feel like you have worked out everything than needs sorting and have got it in to the plan, then you should think about de-cluttering. The fact of the matter is that every house collects clutter, and it needs to be sorted out before you move, as otherwise you will be paying your removals company for a Chelsea removal van to shift it, simply so that you can have it taking up room in your new place! Why not just get rid of it earlier and save yourself a bit of cash? A removal will be priced by the amount of work that the company need to do, so the best way to reduce the work is to get rid of things that you don’t need! Go to a car boot sale, and sell things off for a little extra cash, which can go towards the move. If you find that there things that you can’t sell, then you can take them to a charity shop, and recycle anything that they don’t take. Try to avoid landfill sites, as they are terrible for the environment, as well as being extremely expensive!

Once you have de-cluttered the house, you should think about how to approach the move in a structured way to ensure that it goes as smoothly as possible. This means setting out instructions for your packing service if you have one, or just working out a packing plan for a room by room pack that ensures that things that you need are only packed at the end of the process…

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Removal Experts for London

The London Man and Van are experts in providing fast, safe and reliable removals throughout London and the surrounding areas.

As with all house moves the process can be over whelming, stressful and very time consuming. However rather than burdening yourself with all the hassle, it is wise to invest in the services of a professional company who has years of experience in ensuing your move is taken care of down to the tiniest factor.

London is an extremity for the house mover!

Imagine the stress involved in moving, then imagine the stress of moving in the largest city in England!! It is not so much the process of packing your goods, it is more in relation to the difficulty in transporting yourself throughout the minefield of roads that becomes the problem. The lack of parking space is another problem in itself!

So in short what is already a stress situation becomes enhanced and for many this can be a horrendous experience. So rather than put yourself through this employ the services of a seasoned specialist team of London removal experts such as The London Man and Van Company who are not only experts in moving your items but are also experts in navigating London and the surrounding areas.





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