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    "If you've been injured through no fault of your own you could be entitled to compensation. If you're unsure if you could claim, I recommend you call Accident Advice Helpline."

    Esther Rantzen

    Moving house yourself vs removal companies

    Moving to a new flat or house can be simultaneously exciting and daunting with the number of things to organise. As a way to minimise the stress and work that you have to do, many people hire removal companies to move their furniture and pack their valuables into cardboard boxes. Of course, as with anything, this comes with a risk as you allow strangers to handle what can either be non-essential items or priceless ornaments that you would rather never let out of your sight.

    Moving house yourself vs removal companies is a decision which you need to take. There are a range of elements which may affect your choice. 

    Moving house yourself vs removal companies

    Various factors can come into play when moving house yourself and we’ve listed some:

    • Cost effectiveness. If you plan on moving house yourself, although it might be a back-breaking exercise, you’re likely to save a few quid. All you need to do is hire a truck and load it with your stuff and then make a few trips depending on how much you need to move.
    • State of mind. When someone drives off with a truckload of your most valued possessions it’s quite difficult not to feel a little bit anxious. Most people tend to go for the cheaper removal company which is likely to leave you feeling uneasy about how they will handle boxes that are marked handle with care. By doing it yourself, you give yourself a guarantee of sorts that your possessions will arrive the way you’d like them too.
    • Is it close by? Moving house yourself might not be suitable if the new place is far away as there is likely to be plenty of back and forth trips to fetch little things to complete the move. If the new house is far away, it’s likely that driving a van an hour away to back several times is not practical or cost effective. In this instance, a removal company might be more suitable.

    Would you like to claim against a removal company?

    The injury risks when moving house can pose a threat to you and if they have already and you want to claim for compensation, call our 24/7 Helpline on 0800 689 0500 or from your mobile on 0333 500 0993 or take our 30-second test. We at Accident Advice Helpline have over 16 years of experience as personal injury claims specialists and operate on no-win, no-fee* basis, which means that you don’t have to worry about hugely exorbitant legal fees and can concentrate on your claim.


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    Date Published: February 20, 2017

    Author: Accident Advice

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