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Man and Van Hire: What You Need To Know

Whether you want to move to a different side of the same city, or you have bought a wardrobe from an online market place and want it to be delivered to your doorstep – these are just two of the reasons why you might want to consider man and van hire. But in some cases, a full-scale removal service might actually be best.

Let’s take a closer look at man and van inverness hire to help you to make the right choice when the time comes.

What’s the difference between man and van hire and removal services?

Both man and van hire and removal services are similar in that they are services we may call on when we want to move home or commercial premises. However, man and van hire are aimed at helping people whose moving requirements are on the smaller end of the scale, and usually within the same sort of area. They tend to require the use of a van (the clue is in the name) rather than a lorry and fewer movers are therefore required to complete the job. Regular removal services are used for larger scale removals, especially where expensive items are being moved from one location to another (as they tend to have better insurance coverage).

How to choose the perfect man and van hire company

It is quite easy to pick the right man and van hire company, you just need to do a little research first. The basic things you should look at include:

  • Reliability – check their reviews and their social media pages to see what customers are saying about them. You can also search on the internet for mentions of the company and any articles they have published. Check the location of their office and contact them directly as well.
  • Reviews – Not all man and van services have an up-to-date website – this doesn’t mean they are not reliable. To distinguish reliable man and van hire services from unreliable ones, you should check their reviews on Yelp or Trustpilot.
  • Insurance Policy – Seek service providers who have insurance cover as they are less likely to scam you. Bear in mind though, if an item is damaged in transit because of the way, you packed it, then you are unlikely to be reimbursed by the movers.

What type of van should I hire?

Usually, the independent drivers who offer their services through the free Man and Van app drive a single small or medium wheel base van – which fit around 40 boxes usually, or 15 boxes and a washing machine, fridge or a double mattress. If the number of things you want moving is more than this, then you might want to look at removal services instead.

So, there you have it. We have rounded up some tips to help you more easily evaluate your needs and communicate them to your man and van newcastle-upon-tyne.  

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