A professional overseas removals company can negotiate significant discounts on transportation costs, they can broker the best deals on your behalf and are experienced with customs clearance making sure your belongings are delivered without any delays or unwanted extra charges. Employing an international removals company to take care of moving your belongings can save you money and time.
So if you are planning an international house move, here are some questions to help you select which overseas removals you should use:
• Will my personal effects be fully insured?
• Who will take care of all the necessary documentation?
• Are you experienced with customs procedures in the country?
• Will you provide a home packing service?
• Will my items be unpacked on delivery?
• Will you provide all packaging boxes and materials?
• Do you provide a car shipping service?
• How long will it take from door to door delivery?
You need to ensure that your possessions will be safe if anything gets broken or goes missing in transit. Ask to see insurance documents and read through the small print. Make sure all your expensive items will be covered and that the total claim limit amount isn’t restricted to less than the total amount it would cost to replace all your items. It may be worth taking out extra insurance for particularly valuable items such as antiques.
Something that can be really time consuming and complicated is handling all the administration and customs clearance documents so it’s worth finding out who will take care of this and making sure the company has sufficient expertise to deal with this complicated process.
It’s worthwhile shopping around to get a number of quotes for your house move. Remember to record what services each company includes in their price as buying your own boxes and packing all your own items can be time consuming and expensive and needs to be factored into the cost.
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