If you are in the process of moving home, you may know a few people that have also moved house over the past few years, thus you might have asked them about house removal costs. However, when you have contacted a number of removal firms, you may be alarmed that the price you have been quoted is wildly different.
This happens all of the time, as removal costs vary considerably. We are going to take a look at the number of factors that impact a removal quote so that you can get a better understanding as to why you may have been quoted a different price.
One of the most obvious factors to consider is the volume of belongings that need to be moved. Usually, this is charged based on cubic feet and there are a number of variables that need to be taken into account. This includes the packing materials required for the move, how long it is going to take the crew to pack your belongings, the loading og your belongings into the van and the size of the van that is required for the move. It could quite simply be the case that the people you know did not have a lot of stuff to move, or maybe they packed their belongings themselves.
Other factors that increase price is if you have any items that need special handling, i.e. special lifting equipment is needed, or if there are special care items that need added protection while in transit. Access also plays a considerable role. Is access to your property easy, or are there tight lanes and low bridges, for example? Awkward access can result in higher costs, as it makes the job longer and more distance. You also have to consider the distance between your old property and your new one.
All in all, there are many factors to take into consideration regarding house removal costs. Hopefully, this will help you to understand why you have been quoted what you have been.