June 26, 2006 at 4:02 am #51938
Hi, just found site via a Google search and found it very informative. What i want to know is, and i realise its a piece of string question but can anyone give me a ball park figure on the cost of re-locating from south wales to the costa del sol and can you recomend any reputable removal companies. many thanks no doubt i will have a million other questions over the coming months and appologise in advance if you’ve been asked them a million times before 8)
June 26, 2006 at 9:31 am #63088
I am no expert but have looked into this with several companies as we are moving over shortly ourselves. Looking at the quotes I had from several removal companies I have worked out that the average charge per cubic metre is around the £120 mark you will have vat and insurance on top of that. I can recomend the company I used who also came to me by recomendation which is sometimes a reassuring factor when moving all your worldly goods to another country. The company is associated moving services http://www.amsmoving.co.uk.
Hope this helps
June 26, 2006 at 11:29 am #63090
We have had our stuff in storage in the UK for the last year…don’t ask!!
But it cost 950 for the house to be packed up and the stuff taken to the storage depot and it will be about 2500 for the journey here with unpacking and putting together! This was for 4 containers, the contents of a 3 bed house plus outbuilding, with all the things that go with having 2 small children..one crate is probably toys!!!
Using a company called Colin Batts, recommended by a friend who relocated to France, but based in Kent….
June 26, 2006 at 11:04 pm #63115
Thanks for your help, i will check them out. i have just found a company online who quoted me £2,500-3,000 they supply a 7.5 tonne lorry and driver, you help him pack and unpack, does that sound fair? 8)
June 26, 2006 at 11:15 pm #63116
June 27, 2006 at 10:42 am #63120
Don’t forget that one of the key factors to look out for when selecting a removal company is to ensure they have the proper insurance to cover your needs. I chose the company I used firstly because they were reasonable price wise and secondly because they were members of the British Association of Removers.
All the best
June 27, 2006 at 8:06 pm #63138
Agree with Ronnie removal company being insured is essential.
June 27, 2006 at 8:20 pm #63140
Re Insurance, be careful if you pack yourself that you are covered by insurance.
I used a company this year who quoted me for the job, knew I was packing everything myself due to time restrictions. They very happily sold me all the boxes and bubble wrap, over several days.
Then when they came to collect my goods they refused to insure for breakages because “we packed ourselves” 👿 also tried to weedle out of insurance for loss, fire etc until we pushed them.
When our goods finally arrived, several weeks late some things where so badly damaged that they where beyond recognition, glasses etc where not just broken but crushed to dust, some boxes where no longer cube shaped, goodness knows what they’d done to them, maybe they dropped them off Blackpool tower 😕 and NO it wasn’t our packing, we’ve packed for oversee’s moves twice previously without a single breakage and even this time the removal company where so impressed with the quality of our packing that they jokingly offered us a job, now I know why 🙁 )
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