How much will it cost to hire a man and a van in London?
Whether you’re moving house, taking things to storage or transporting equipment to an event, there are a few key factors that influence the cost of booking a man and van London service.
The type and quantity of the items you’re moving:
Boxes – especially matching boxes – are easier to handle than bags, furniture or loose items, because they can be packed more neatly. If you’re moving things that are especially large, delicate or heavy, you’ll need to pay a little extra for the time and space they need. Some things, like pianos, require specialist movers and will come at a premium.
The kind of van you need to hire:
A Transit van is sufficient for moving things into a small storage locker, or moving a single person’s belongings from one room in a shared house to another. They’re also perfect for most student university moves. Luton vans are much larger, and work best for removals with larger furniture items like sofas, wardrobes etc and particularly for whole-house removals with lots of bulkier furniture.
Distance between your pickup point and your destination:
Fuel usage and driving time are important pieces of the puzzle, and your van hire quote will take both into account. It’s also worth bearing in mind that some London trips require your driver to go through the city’s congestion charge or ULEZ areas, which will add to the total cost.
Flights of stairs and availability of lifts at both properties
The harder it is to get your stuff into and out of the van, the longer the job will take – so all that time and work needs to be considered in advance! Let your driver know how many flights of stairs there will be at either end, and check that any lifts (such as those in a block of flats) are fully operational on the day.
How much help you’re able to provide with loading and unloading:
Many hands make light work, so if you’re able to assist your man and van provider, it will save you time and money overall. That said, don’t endanger yourself – heavy objects are best left to the professionals with the right equipment, and it’s a good idea to ask how they’d recommend their van is packed before just throwing everything in!
The experience and reliability of your movers:
Someone with plenty of experience at removals will get the job done faster and safer than someone with little to no experience. A credible man and van service should also come with reviews on reliability and quality of service so be sure to check for online reviews from previous customers. Don’t be afraid to ask about this as you’re shopping around; a good provider will be used to the question.
Whilst a competitive price is important from a man and van London service provider, it’s important to remember that a quality and reliable service will come at a cost. It’s not much good picking a cheap provider only for them to cancel your job on the day of your move. As a rough guide, from a reputable man and van provider you should expect to pay around £40 to £60 per hour for one man loading or £50 to £70 for two men loading. As with all in-person hired services, word-of-mouth is a good way to go so be sure to ask friends and family for a good recommendation. CityVan is always available to take your query if you are looking for reliable removals London
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