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      alan smallman

      Removal Firms - Preferences?

      Hi

      Haven't got to the stage where we have to arrange for quotes yet, but having changed our Estate Agent (our former closed down - how bad can it get aye?) who are much more positive than our former EA, we are beginning to look on the bright side, and believe we WILL sell our property. So our enthusiasm is returning after a long lull!!
      Hence this question - who are the best people to use for removals to OZ? What experiences (good or bad) have you had with regard to removal firms? Also, what costs were involved? We live in Lincolnshire, so do removal firms from other areas in UK travel to your area and then move your stuff out to OZ?

      As ever, your advice and feedback regarding your experiences would be very welcome


      Cheers

      Alan

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      Rachael
      Hi
      We used Bishops Move based in Southampton but I'm sure they travel. They were good at the England end, our stuff is being delivered on Monday so I'll be able to tell how well everything was packed when I start unpacking next week. It cost us around 4000 pounds. Might be worth getting Britainia to quote also as I've heard they're good.
      Hope this helps,
      R

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      Alan
      We are in the same position as you.
      I've has 2 quotes but because they were 700 apart i have another 2 companies coming in to give us quotes. So far, I've seen John Mason and Anglo Pacific and John Mason seemed the more professional one's, i know its only the salesman but i think first impressions count.
      I think the companies travel to wherever you are, the one's I've dealt with seem to have an office in London and Liverpool.
      Try and Google a few companies.
      Good luck.

      Vikki

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      alan smallman
      Thank you both for your quick replies. Rachael, hope everything goes well with unpacking (we would be interested in how well your stuff has travelled). All sounds good for you and your family (and the baby of course!!). Thanks Vicki also. Any luck with your house yet? What are you looking to do when you go out there, for work? Sorry for being nosey!!!!!

      Cheers again both!!

      PS

      Rache, what's the weather doing out there at the moment? Don't tell me its great as I'll have to go outside and slash me wrists!!!!! Don't want to make a mess of the newly-laid carpets as it'll put potential buyers off!!! Only joking - the missus'll kill me if I don't get the tea on ready for her return home from work tonight!!! LOL!!!

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      We used Doree Bonner - can highly recommend them.

      On time, efficient friendly staff and nothing broken.

      Lea

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      Alan
      no worries about being nosy, i do it all the time.
      We had 1st time buyers view our property on Saturday so fingers crossed!
      We are thinking we will have to do an activation trip in December, not cheap with 4 kids though.
      My hubby is a plumber so the work situation will be fun because of their licenses.
      Do you have your visa yet?

      Vikki

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      alan smallman
      Hi again Vicki

      No we don't have our visas sorted yet. We were worried that we would spend all that money only for our sponsors to withdraw their offer of sponsorship due to the length of time it seems to be taking to sell the house etc. I know someone who knows someone whose house hasn't sold yet and their visa has expired so they've to do it all again. Don't know if that's right as it's a little like chinese whispers. Fingers crossed Vick with the first time buyers. We've said that we'll have to stay here if we don't get a certain amount for our house - we'll have no option. I'm sure everyone else is in the same boat. But we're not going to give it away - we can't afford to.

      Thanks Lea also for the tip regarding DB removals. They've been added to me list!!!

      Cheers Both


      Alan

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      Hello we have Britanna removals in as I type it's day two of them being here and they are going to take a further two days to empty our house as they are carefully packing everything and keeping an eye on things we are not allowed to take so we shouldn't have problems down the lane, its not too stressful I sorted out over the weekend what linen, clothes, towels I want to keep we are not going until November something we should of done a bit sooner was the insurance forms you will need to itemise your things on there. We have guessed a lot but it maybe more prudent to give yourself several weeks to going through your things and get your insurance policy returned before the removal company comes in, (not like us).

      Good luck with your house sale unlike us.

      Now there is real stress.

      Julie

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      alan smallman

      Good Luck!!

      Hi Julie-Ruth

      Thanks for the reply especially since it was given so graciously at a time when everything around you must seem hectic. You should have had videocam then we could have seen exactly what to expect!! Hope everything goes well for you. So what's the next stage for you? Move to rented or stay where you are? What are you hoping to do when you get out there?

      Cheers & Good Luck!!

      Alan

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      natdan

      Hi to all , r.e. Containers,

      [quote=alan smallman;50980]Hi

      Haven't got to the stage where we have to arrange for quotes yet, but having changed our Estate Agent (our former closed down - how bad can it get aye?) who are much more positive than our former EA, we are beginning to look on the bright side, and believe we WILL sell our property. So our enthusiasm is returning after a long lull!!
      Hence this question - who are the best people to use for removals to OZ?

      Has any body used John Mason removals [ Liverpool ] If so are they any good / what sort of prices do they charge for a 20foot container, any info would be appreciated,

      Can anyone recommend any other container companies in the North West ?? Thanks in advance.

      Wayne n Louise

     

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