At the height of the COVID-19 health crisis in 2020, masses of people had ditched city life in favor of the countryside to save money and live closer to family. In London, providers of removal services found their hands full as there was an exodus of people who needed their help in moving out of the city. Apparently, those who needed to remove and relocate a lot of stuff found out that uprooting isn’t as easy, if they have to do everything by themselves.
Ordinarily, it would have taken a lot of planning and careful consideration of the options available before making such decisions. However, with the coronavirus crisis and everything else worsening, moving out of the city became the most sensible step to take. Most of the early movers were able to find new homes in nearby towns and villages like Broxbourne, Dartford and Thurrock.
Actually, the UK government encouraged the home-buying movement, which made people in London and other UK cities want to relocate to the countryside. There was the Stamp Duty Holiday and Mortgage Guarantee Scheme, which spurred a race to buy new homes in locations that have great housing options. The highest number of home buyers were recorded in Hertfordshire, Kent and Surrey, for having the best transport facilities to offer commuters who need to go to London often.
There was also a race in hiring the services of the most reliable removalists who can get all stuff packed nd relocated to their new home in the most orderly manner. While many removal service providers can be found online, it’s important to hire those that come highly recommended. Mainly because there have been a lot of horrific relocation stories, including those that tell of receiving belongings in poor conditions while some did not receive theirs at all.
Actually it came as a surprise to know that many didn’t know that such companies are regulated by the Department of Transportation (DOT). Some also didn’t know that reliable removalists offer a broad range of services in addition to vehicle transport.
A company we know of, known as man and van London also offers to provide packing materials, perform actual packing services, including dismantling and reassembly when necessary.
What Exactly are Removalists?
Removalists are providers of services relevant to a customer’s need to move stuff to a new location. Many realize that relocating is more than just loading things inside carriers that they rent and drive themselves.
Moreover, the legit companies who offer help in moving all kinds of goods from one place to another take their roles and responsibilities seriously because their business is regulated by various state laws when travelling across different states.
First off, the companies that offer these moving and relocation services use vehicles registered with the Department of Transportation’s State Commercial Vehicle Branch, especially if the company is into Intratate Relocations. As it is, removalists performing intrastate relocation services are aware that their closed vans can be stopped for inspection by state authorities to ensure compliance with applicable state laws.
State authorities may also check insurance coverage albeit such requirement is dependent on the cargo level. To make sure, legit companies double check applicable state laws so they can properly inform their customers about insurance premium payments,
An important thing when hiring a removal and relocation company is to make certain that they are holders of a commercial license issued by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) of the DOT. The FMCSA’s primary task is to ensure safety in motor carrier operations by enforcing regulations on commercial vehicle drivers and high-risk cargo carriers.