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If you want to use a removal company for your move abroad, bear in mind that prices and services vary greatly from one company to another. When choosing a removal company, it is therefore important to know what you need. Foxyvan.

Before making calls and asking for prices you should see how many belongings you have. Do you have a lot of things? If not, think about whether you could transport it yourself without difficulties. If you do, it is important to identify what you really want to take. Remember that you will have to pay for every item meter, even if you are not doing the heavy lifting yourself.
Getting a quote

Contrary to general belief, removal companies are not the money-grabbing organisations they are sometimes made out to be. Well, not all of them! Companies calculate their prices from a number of factors:

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To be able to get an exact quote, you need to provide the removal company with as much detail as possible. It is essential to have an inventory of what is to be moved. Often companies propose a visit your home to work out the size of the load. However, this is not compulsory, as good companies have the experience to talk to you and roughly work out how much you have to move. A full inventory from you will make this even easier. In general, an inventory achieves three important things:

The removal company knows exactly what is to be taken (especially if you note the size of each item). Remember here to include such items as pianos (that may need three men to move them), snooker tables and items such as sit-on lawn mowers and other fragile, bulky, heavy or strange objects. In the event of an insurance claim you can prove that the removal company was transporting the items concerned It helps when you unpack as you can see where each numbered box should go. Using a simple spreadsheet makes this even easier and you can then use the same sheet when sorting out your home contents insurance.

Once you have worked out what you want to move, you can then get quotes from different removal companies. If you want to make it as cheap as possible, you should look among smaller companies (do not expect to get all those extra services). The chances that a company drives off with all your stuff and that you never see it again are slim. However, to be on the safe side you should check that it is accredited by an industry association. Some people do have nightmare experiences with removal companies; broken or missing goods, extortion of extra fees to release goods from storage or just bad service (not turning up when they are meant to, reorganizing timing with no notice, etc.).

Some companies offer a “groupage service”: where your possessions are allocated space in containers to fill them up, whenever there are a few spare square meters. In this case, it can take a few weeks or even months before everything arrives to its destination, but it is considerably cheaper. Whichever company you choose, do not forget to bargain. You could be surprised of the reductions or extra services that can be negociated. You can also try subscribing to Expat Offers, an email service that will find the best and latest deals on removals in your area.

If you have fragile or valuable items you should insure the load at once. Keep in mind that most insurance companies will cover your stuff with the condition that people from the removal company packed it (if you do not get the full service it is possible that you will be uncovered). The cost of the insurance is of 1% or 2% of the load’s total worth, depending on the amount of cover that you get. Insuring your stuff with the same company that transports it can be a disadvantage as they will question every claim you make, so you’re better off insuring it with someone else. You should also take photographs before you pack your things as these can be used as proof in the case of damage.

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No Hidden Fees, Ever!

Our fees are more less than renting a van!

Always Available

Available via e-mail or phone whenever you need us!


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Moving is an essential service, Foxyvan continues to serve our clients with all their moving needs!

With Coronavirus COVID-19 cases on the rise throughout UK Foxyvan wants to reassure our clients that we are taking all the necessary steps and precautions to keep our clients and the our contractors safe. 

If there are any changes to your move or to policy that impedes us from operating we will contact you by phone, email, and text! We will make every effort to contact you if your move needs to be cancelled or postponed.

-We are following best government guidelines around hand hygiene. We encourage our contractors to wash with soap and water frequently,
-Our contractors wear gloves and masks when reporting to work, and with every move.

-All cash is handled with gloves.

-We encourage social distancing between clients and delivers. We ask that clients respect social distancing when drivers arrive. Also, we do not let more than 2 driver in the office at a time, and encourage most office contact to take place outside.

If a client needs to postpone or cancel a move due to COVID-19

-You are free to postpone and reschedule your move at anytime! We will be as flexible as possible to support you through this time!

Since moving is an essential service, there is a demand for workers. Please contact our office to set up an interview over the phone. We will continue to build a strong team that can support its community through this difficult time!

Please contact us with any questions or concerns,