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How to avoid dishonest Man and a Van Companies

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How to avoid dishonest Man and a Van Companies

   Moving home can be an expensive experience and sometimes we are all looking for a bargain to cut overall costs whilst moving home, there are many professional honest man and a van removal companies out there but unfortunately there are also rouge traders out there that operate in an untrustworthy and dishonest manner.

   Here are some few tips on how to avoid such companies.
   Just because a company has a website and email address does not mean that they are a legitimate company, in this day and age websites can be made cheaply and quickly without any regulation to the contents of the website, so fake references, and addresses can be easily uploaded.  Man and van companies hold no exception of undertaking such scams.
   It is highly recommended that whilst searching for a man and van Removal Company is that you ensure you obtain genuine references to know the credibility of the company, if you cannot get genuine recommendations from family and friends there are several moving services that will only list reputable companies with a good track record, such services can easily be found online, always check a few of these services so you can gain a wider picture of the removal company.
   If the quote given to you is too good to be true that it will probably be too good to be true, scam man and van removal companies will give you an extremely low quote and on the date of the move or after will generally increase dramatically.
   Low quotes can come with all range of issues, rouge traders will can then put the price up at the end of the move and if refuse to pay can take your household goods into storage, which generally they own, and charge you extortate prices to release your goods.
   When you get a quote it is advisable to get several and compare the price and the services that you are going to receive, this will enable you to receive a realistic quotation, it is also important that you have an initial trust for the company in which you plan to use, in the long term it is worth paying that bit extra for a more trusting company and a better quality service.
   Ensure that you get a written quote that also includes the companies terms and conditions, if the company refuses this then they are likely to be unrepeatable and if they only except a cash only transaction the alarm bells should start ringing, a reputable company will except several methods of payment.
   Always ensure that you choose a registered company, rouge traders will generally not be registered.
   It is advisable that you actual visit the companies you have chosen beforehand, this will enable you to after all you are trusting this company with all your household goods.
   Most companies require payment via credit or bank card, so it is vital that the company chosen is a reputable one, as scam companies can easily use such details for further fraudulently activities.
   Once you have chosen your removal company always ask for identification from the driver and make a note of the registration number of the removal van that is used and if it is possible travel in the van along with the driver, ensuring a safe and smooth delivery of your goods.

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Wednesday, July 18th, 2018