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How much should a house removal cost?

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How much should a house removal cost

Your moving home and the top question must be, how much does moving home cost? Well it’s tough to answer unfortunately.

There are quite a few variables like...

  • How much contents do you have to move?
  • What size property do you own?
  • What distance is it between your old and new home?
  • do you require packing service?
  • do you want a removal company to dismantle and re-build your beds - etc etc

Now you generally have 2 options when you receive a house removal quote, fixed price or charged hourly.

Fixed quote should include everything you asked for, like packing, cardboard boxes and other materials, dismantling of beds and wardrobes, carpet protection and anything else that your chosen removal company recommended and you agreed to have.

Or an hourly quote which is as simple as it sounds, the mover will charge an hourly rate for the porters and removal vehicles to successful complete your removal. There will also be additional charges for packing, materials but the dismantling and re-building of furniture should be included in the hourly charge.

If you want a packing service, this could be charged fixed price or hourly and you can have the choice.

The average cost for a 1 bed property could be around £200 to £300 plus vat. The average cost for a 2 bed property could be around £300 to £400 plus vat. The average cost for a 3 bed property could be around £400 to £600 plus vat. The average cost for a 4 bed property could be around £600 to £800 plus vat.

What is VAT? Vat is called ‘value added tax’ and basically it’s a tax that is charged by companies who’s turnover exceeds the threshold of £83000. Companies charge their customers the ‘ VAT ‘ and at the end of the 4th month, they are required to pay this collected Tax over to HMRC, which then goes into the government balance.

Back to the average costs for a house removal, you really need to get your preferred mover to call by and let them assess your move, so they can give you a set quote or give you an indication of how many hours your move may take if you decide on an hourly charge. The average costs above will greatly depend on what you need moving, if you decide on a full pack and don’t forget your garden, garage and sheds.

Depending on the size of your move, this will dictate on how many porters will be needed on your removal and also if 3.5t Luton vans will be sufficient or if your move is particularly large then you may need a HGV. This information will be given once your removal surveyor has visited your home and at this stage, porters and vehicles can be discussed.

Moving long distance? Now this throws up even more questions and requires answers that need to be accurate. I would recommend that you source a removal company from your local town to where you live now, not from the town you are moving to, the reason for this is simple, it is much easier for a local company to load local and then transport to your new home, than travel hundreds of miles and then load your belongings, to bring your back.

If the unfortunate thing happens and your removal company under estimates your move, it is much easier for them to rectify by hiring a van or call another local removal company who can possibly help them. I know this sounds unprofessional but sometimes these unfortunate things happen with removals

If this does happen, you as a customer should never be expected to pay any more money, and your removal company should do all they can to rectify their mistake.

I hope this information helps you find a professional house removal company.

If you are looking for a removal company in Chesterfield or the surrounding area then please give us a call for a free no obligation quote, we guarantee not to disappoint you and once you have experienced our service you will not use anybody else for your house removal needs.

Removal tips

  • Defrost your refrigerator in time for moving day.
  • It’s useful to keep a notebook at hand to write down reminders.
  • Get in touch with utility companies to verify service start dates at your new home.
Packing and labeling
  • Label boxes on all sides so you can see what it contains in a stack without having to move everything around.
  • Clearly mark boxes containing fragile goods.
  • Pack a suitcase with clothes and toiletries like you’re going on a trip for a few days.

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