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Removal costs

Every time you are moving you need to know in advance how much it will cost you to relocate. This task may be a bit tricky especially if you have not moved before. There are quite a few moving costs that should be taken into account when planning the budget for your move. Some removal costs estimates and rates you may request from local movers. They will do it for free and with no obligation. However there are some additional costs that would depend on your individual needs - for example: moving boxes prices, insurance costs, furniture dismantling and handyman costs, house rental contract cancellation fees etc..

Calculating the costs

Do not worry if you do not know how to calculate your relocation costs. We can email you our moving guide so you can find out what type of costs you should take into account. To obtain prices for the physical move please use our online form below.

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Removal charges

  • Man and van hire costs
  • Packing materials and boxes
  • Mileage
  • Furniture dismantling and reassembly
  • Packing and unpacking costs
  • Storage costs

Leeds - Adelaide - Sydney - coverageOther costs

  • Handyman costs
  • Final cleaning fee
  • Carrying goods up or down the stairs
  • Insurance costs
  • Additional pick-ups or drop-offs
  • Parking dispensation!

Moving costs

Calculate removal costs accurately

Moving is a big commitment and there are many different aspects to consider when you move. No matter whether it is a local or long distance move, you will notice that the moving price is much higher than the price you pay to a relocation company. In order to help you calculate the exact cost, we have compiled a basic list of expenses that can give you some ideas while moving. By taking into account all the aspects involved in the moving process, you can create a reasonable budget that you may incur. Find out what costs you should take into consideration!

Moving costsPackaging costs

Packing your belongings is what will take you long. However, there are a number of options that you have in this area. If you hire a company to pack for you, you can expect to pay for this service, as well as for all the packaging materials. If you want to pack your things on your own, you still have to pay for the materials you will use. Often, you can reduce packaging costs by reusing boxes that you can get from shops found in the neighbourhood.

Transport costs

Transporting your furniture and boxes is what will cost most. If you hire professional removal companies, you can expect to pay in advance for all the services they provide. If you choose to make a move on your own, your costs will be a bit lower because it is only about the fuel used to transport things from one location to another. To hire a removal van and driving it on your own is always cheaper than using a mover.

Storage cost

It needs to be taken into consideration if you plan to store your things for a period of time when you move. You can choose either a self - service storage company that will store things for you or you can arrange your removals company to deliver things to a storage place of choice. However, you must add the cost of moving and storage to your general calculations.

Insurance Cost

Most firms provide a form of insurance that covers any damage that might occur during the transportation. Companies are limited by law on how much coverage they can provide, so it is vital to make sure you have the right level of the insurance to cover the total loss. If you rent a truck to move things, you have to check the van insurance policy and see whether it will cover damage to the rented car. This is something extra and cannot be taken into account to cover goods which are transported in the truck. Make sure you read your contract with the rental company to ensure that you have adequate coverage. One day moving insurance costs are not very high. It is usually 5% of the value of the items to be moved.

External costs

With all your things safe, you should also remember that it will cost you if you decide to move on your own. While driving a car costs, buying a plane ticket for your flight will cost you too and there are many other factors to consider in each case for example excess baggage costs. You need to remember to include these costs in the budget for the relocation process. Do not forget to include the expenses for food and accommodation. If you go by car to the new house, you should also take into account the cost of the fuel. There may be also other external costs like parking ticket or even the congestion charge if you want to drive in London.

Costs of a New Home

Compare moving pricesMoving to a new home can cost you a lot. In addition to everything mentioned above, you will also need to include the costs of moving to a new location. These costs may include utility deposits, rental deposits and any supplies you might need, but which you might not really need now. While some of these costs may be small, you still need to include them in your budget as they will appear.

Be prepared for additional fees

If you keep in mind all the above mentioned things, you can be sure that you will be prepared for your move. By setting a budget and respecting it, you can get rid of some of the stress that would come naturally in the case of relocation. While this list is quite comprehensive it may not include every basic moving cost to a new house. Thus, it is important to sit down and analyse all your personal costs. Once you are ready, feel free to request a free quote for removals using our form or simply call us!

The further you are moving the more you will have to pay as it will take more time to travel from one location to another. For example a local move in Leeds will cost you less than a move from Leeds to London, Birmingham, Glasgow, Bristol, Manchester or Liverpool.


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