Living in London? Hire A Removal Company In London!
The title alone sounds a little snobbish however there is more than proven fact that if you are moving house, you should hire a removals company that is based in London. Sometimes, we believe that any moving company will be able to work for us even if they are based outside of London, and whilst they may do, it is always preferred to go for someone that is local. Now, you may be wondering why we prefer to keep to hiring a man with a van inside the M25 borders however we have compiled a list of reasons of doing so:1) London traffic is manic. Anyone that has driven through the city knows that the more central you get, the crazier you feel. Removals companies are absolutely competent at coping with the speed and traffic rushes that city driving often brings because having driven in the capital doing things like small removals as well as furniture removals, often the drivers know the approximate time it will take to get from one place to another. When those who come from outside the capital, they often feel overwhelmed and stressed by the traffic. Hiring a London removals company will ensure that your driver/set of drivers are already familiar that sometimes standing in 30 min traffic on a 5 lane roundabout, is nothing to really panic about!2) Hiring a local company ensures that you will probably save on things like petrol. A prime example is that if you are shifting from somewhere like Uxbridge to Hounslow and you hired an East London based removals company, they will be charging you near enough to twice the amount, even if their initial principle fee is quite affordable because of the distance they need to travel to be able to get to the place, in the first instance. There is really no point in paying for extra petrol money which a lot of moving companies will throw in to break even on their expenses. Hire a company closest to you because in the same area, they will be able to give you the most competent rates and they may even have discounts if you are within a certain distance of radius. 3) The streets are complex and it really helps to have movers that are already experienced with the area. Knowing shortcuts in an area means that the removal company drivers will never be lost or wander off in another direction (even though the usage of sat-navs really helps us these days!) It is helpful to have local people who know the area inside out, when there can be closures, roadworks or just general delays when it comes to getting your goods there on time. 4) You will have a rough estimate as to how much it is actually going to cost based on the area you hire it from as well as the area you are driving to, depending on the route taken. A removals company in Knightsbridge is going to be far more expensive than a company based in say Edgware or Manor House, simply because of the locale. Hiring a company outside the capital leaves you generally ambiguous until you formally request a quote from them.