Tips To Find The Most Trusted Local Removal Companies

There are 2 basic but very important factors that need to be seriously considered when choosing a moving company – reliability and value for money. There are a variety of different ways in which to find the most trusted local removal companies in your area while ensuring that you get a comprehensive service offering at a great rate.

One of the best ways to do this is to use a comparison or online directory website that will allow you to localise your search criteria, assess the reputation of a specific removal company using reviews and compare prices and costs for different service provided by each moving company. It is recommended to find a platform that is dedicated to removal services such as the Association of Independent Movers who provide a premier comparison portal as well as the top advice on finding the best removal specialists.


Top tips for finding reliable, reputable and trusted local removal companies include:

1. Refine Your Search

Be specific regarding your unique requirements for your move. Include factors like the size of the move, whether you would like any additional services like packing assistance or have any items that may require specialised removal techniques, equipment and methods. This will help eliminate any removal companies that cannot meet your needs.

2. Read Reviews

Don’t just skim over the reviews provided on looking only at the ratings provided but rather read the reviews in order to gain a better perspective on the overall context of the reputation of each specific removal company. Just because one company has received a bad review here and there does not mean that they are not reliable but just that they received a couple of bad reviews. Give the positive reviews just as much consideration as the negative.

3. Get Quotes

Although pricing structures and rates for each individual listed moving company are provided, it is recommended to request an online quote through our quick and easy-to-use portal. A quote will ensure that you are getting a more accurate estimate to cover all your unique removal needs.

4. Compare Apples With Apples

Don’t just compare the total estimated cost of the move but also each of the services that are included in the quote. For example, one quote may only be slightly more expensive than that of a competitor but include additional services that the other removal company does not offer. This will ensure that you are getting the best value from your removal specialist.

5. Ensure To Insure

It is absolutely essential to ensure that your household goods will be insured against loss, damage or other eventualities throughout the entire relocation. This will give you the peace of mind that you can replace or repair items if necessary at no extra cost to yourself.

Of course comparison or directory websites are only as reliable as the information that they receive BUT using a trade association website like the Association of Independent Movers you can be rest assured that every company listed have to pass a Code of Practice ( read more on our removal company terms ) before they can become members. So be sure to return and add your own review and experience with the removal company that you selected.


The Association Of Independent Movers
Unit 4, Skills Centre,
Twickenham Trading Estate,
Rugby Road,
Phone:0208 892 0369


COVID-19 Statement

Although there is no rule to prevent them from doing so, not all removals businesses are working during the Coronavirus measures advised by the Government.

Those that are working have been provided with clear guidelines by the Government and supported by AIM, with safe working procedures, specific documents and frequent information updates.

Removals firms

Removal firms are able to operate and should follow the latest government guidance on safer working. Where moves are carried out, social distancing should be followed.
Companies should ensure employees understand how to operate safely and communicate this to customers.

  • Removers should contact the household in advance to check that no member of the household is showing symptoms of coronavirus or self-isolating. If they are, works should be delayed.
  • They should also encourage households to ensure all internal doors are open and surfaces and possessions have been cleaned with household cleaning products prior to them entering the property.
  • No work should be carried out by a person who has coronavirus symptoms, however mild.
  • Removers should wash their hands on entering the property using separate towels of paper towels which need to be washed or disposed of safely after use.
  • Removers should seek to minimise contact with homeowners and remain 2 metres apart from householders at all times.
  • Removers should implement a buddy system and ensure that the same people work together when moving bulky items and furniture.
  • Removers should bring their own refreshments but you should ensure they have access to hand washing facilities, using separate towels or paper towels if possible,
    which should be washed or disposed of safely afterwards.