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How to Get the Best Quote for a House Move

Updated: May 15

To get the best price from removal companies on your house move, get quotes from several reputable companies. Plan ahead, especially during busy seasons. Consider local movers for their efficiency advantage. Be detailed in your quote requests and negotiate when possible.

Moving house can be a daunting task for any family. Not just physically but also financially. 

How you move could impact the cost of moving house, whether you spend more on professional removal companies, or do it yourself with a hired van and risk damaging your belongings.

Getting the best quote for your house move requires some research, negotiation, and preparation. Here’s how you can ensure you're getting the most value for your money during the moving process.

1. Detail Your Belongings

Start by providing detailed information about the size and weight of your belongings. For any house removal, you’ll need to list large furniture items, bulky appliances, and the number of boxes you expect to have.  Not to mention any specialist items that require careful attention like artworks,  fishtanks or pianos for example.

Remember to factor in things that may be hidden away in lofts or garden sheds too. Getting these details right will help removal experts like us here at Denix Moving estimate the required manpower and the size of the van or truck needed, ensuring an accurate quote.

2. Discuss Special Requirements

If you have fragile items, or if your move involves navigating potential obstacles like spiral stairs, tight spaces, or disassembling large furniture, mention these upfront. Special requirements may affect the cost and planning, so it’s crucial to be clear from the beginning.

3. Specify Move Distance and Obstacles

The distance of your move and any logistical obstacles like long driveways, parking restrictions, or difficult access to your property can significantly impact the cost of moving house. Providing this information helps in estimating the total cost far more accurately.

Our team of moving experts will ask these types of questions, especially as we’re experienced in dealing with moves in London that often have limited parking and access issues.  It can often make moves more affordable to book your move with a locally based removal company. Here at Denix Moving, we have teams based across London, sorting removals in Camden to storage in Putney.

4. Think About Additional Services

Do you need packing, storage, or furniture assembly/disassembly? You’ll need to discuss these services with our team early on. We’ll confirm whether these are included in the quote or if they come at an extra cost to avoid surprises later.

5. Get Multiple Quotes

Shopping around is key. We recommend you go and get quotes from several removal companies to compare prices and services. However, be cautious of quotes that seem too low, as they may not cover all your needs or include hidden fees.

We say this as we’re confident we provide award-winning service at some of the best prices in London! A half-day house removal service starts from just £230 + VAT

6. Request a Detailed Cost Breakdown

Remember to ask for a detailed breakdown of the removal quote, including all charges and potential additional fees. This transparency helps you to understand exactly what you're paying for when you come to compare quotes. 

7. Verify Insurance and Licensing

Ensure the removal company is insured and licensed. This protects your belongings during the move and gives you peace of mind. Here at Denix Moving, we are fully insured so you can rest assured your moving day is in safe hands. 

8. Read Reviews and Get Recommendations

Remember to look at reviews online and ask friends or family for recommendations when planning your house removal. Choosing a reputable and reliable removal company like Denix Moving is crucial for a smooth move.

We are proud of our service, not only being named winners of the SME Greater London Enterprise Award for Best Domestic Removals Service in 2023 highlighting our commitment to excellence in the moving process, but from the removals and storage reviews we’ve received from our customers about their house moves. 

9. Negotiate the Price

Don’t hesitate to negotiate the price or ask for discounts, especially if you're on a tight budget for your house move. Some companies are willing to adjust their services to meet your financial needs. Here at Denix Moving, we do have special offers from time to time on removal costs, so be sure to ask our friendly team. 

By following these steps, you can secure the best possible quote for your house move. Remember, the cheapest option isn’t always the best. Consider what’s important to you and your family. Prioritise reliability, service quality, and insurance coverage to ensure a stress-free move.

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