Removals is the final hurdle of the house moving journey. But even if you're using a removals firm to do the hard work for you, getting it right requires focus and planning.

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Transferring your entire life from one place to another is no easy feat – the key to success is to stay cool, calm and organised. And this is just where a removals company can be worth its weight in gold.

What you need to know about removal companies

Whether you’re considering hiring a ‘man with a van’ or enlisting the full services of a professional removals company, will depend on the scale of your Move – as well as the budget you have available. In either case however, doing some prior research is crucial.

Our bank of handy removals guides, which cover topics ranging from ‘key questions to ask your removals firm’ to ‘removals tips straight from the experts’, are designed to ensure you’re fully prepared. 

Zoopla’s removals partner, will also manage expectations by offering a free and upfront estimated quote for the job. Compare quotes for peace of mind you’re not paying over-the-odds come Move Day.

Factors that can affect your removal costs

  • Whichever removals firm you choose, the cost will depend on several factors. These include the number of bedrooms in your current home and its accessibility, the kind of items that need transporting – for example, if they are fragile, valuable or difficult to move – the distance you are travelling and even the time of year and day of the week.
  • As with any service, getting a range of personalised quotes for your removals is essential before settling on a final decision. But, then again, don’t just go on cost alone. Do some due diligence on the companies you have shortlisted too, such as looking up reviews online. Finally, bear in mind that, while will provide an estimated quote, some removal companies may need to visit your property to provide you with a final figure.