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Questions to Ask a Residential Removalist

Hazel Bailey

Hiring a residential removalist can mean a household move that proceeds as smoothly as possible, reducing your stress and ensuring that all your household goods are safe and secure while in transit. If you've never hired a home removalist company before, note some questions to ask before the process begins, so you know everything expected of you and of the removalist company and are left with no surprises along the way!

Ask if there are days when they don't work.

Don't assume that a removalist company will work on a Sunday or on certain holidays; some companies may even close for holidays that are observed by their owner or workers, even if these events are not nationally observed holidays. It's important to know this information, as you may narrow down your choices of a removalist company and then call them at the last minute, only to find out that they don't work on the day you request! Always ask about this well ahead of time, so you know what days a removalist company is available and what days you can cross off your calendar as potential moving days.

Ask if you should get added insurance.

A removalist company will have their own insurance, but there's nothing wrong with asking them their coverage limits and if you should get added insurance for certain items. For example, if you have artwork, furs, jewellery, expensive electronics or other such household goods, the removalist company's insurance policies may not be sufficient to cover the cost of replacing or repairing those items if they get lost or damaged in transit. A removalist company might also recommend you get added insurance if the move will mean that they need to stop at a depot and have a new driver take over, as the more stops that are made, the more chances there are for something to get stolen, misplaced or damaged. 

Ask about added weight charges.

Many removalists will charge by the cubic foot or other such measurements, but they might also have an added weight charge. The more weight in the back of their truck, the more petrol that the truck uses when on the road, so a removalist might actually weigh your items and then tack on charges accordingly. While most standard household goods won't face such an additional charge, you might ask about this type of fee if you'll need them to move a large entertainment centre, oversized sofa or bed frame, storage freezer or other such heavy items.