How much notice do removal companies need? This is a question we get asked a lot at Delahaye Moving. We’ll always try to accommodate you, no matter how little time you have before you need to move. In general, firms try to encourage booking a removals company as early as possible, but we appreciate that this may not always be possible. Longer notice times increase the chances you will get the date you want and give the company enough time to prepare so that they can meet your needs on moving day.

In this article, we’ll explain how much notice you should ideally give removal companies need and how to prepare if your moving date changes. We will also discuss what to do if you require a removal company at short notice.

Are you looking for a reliable removal company in the London area? Get in touch with us today or call us on 020 3445 5778.

Why Should You Give As Much Notice as Possible?

Moving house with a well-organised firm can appear like everything is easy and there is no preparation required. Often that is just the firm making it look that way.

If you are moving internationally, you may need to give the removal company even more notice as there are additional factors to consider, such as arranging for shipping containers and securing the necessary export documentation. This will also give you more time to declutter your home and sort through your belongings. Any move can be a great opportunity to get rid of some unneeded items but an international move is a chance to be really ruthless.

Why is Trying to Stick to the Moving Date Important?

It’s important to try and stick to the date you’ve agreed with your removal company for a number of reasons:

  1. The company will have planned their schedule around your move.
  2. If you need to move at short notice, the company may not be able to meet your needs.
  3. Some companies may charge you an additional fee if you change the date.

If unexpected situations do arise, and you need to move at short notice, don’t panic. Just get in contact with your removal company as soon as possible so they know what is going on. At Delahaye, we understand that there are things that can be out of your control so we always try to be as flexible as possible.

If you do need to move at short notice, it’s particularly important to be prepared. This means having all of your belongings packed and ready to go on moving day. Otherwise, you may run the risk of delaying the move and incurring additional costs.

Are you looking for a reliable removal company in the London area? Get in touch with us today or call us on 020 3445 5778.

family packing for house move

How Can You Make the Best Use of the Time?

During the time leading up to your move, you should start packing your belongings and sorting out any paperwork that needs to be done. This will make the moving process much smoother and less stressful. If you are moving abroad, you will also need to check that you have the right visas and travel documents.

You should also start thinking about how you’re going to transport any large or delicate items, such as pianos or paintings. If you have any items like these, make sure to let your removals company know in advance so they can make the necessary arrangements.

Furthermore, if you have any pets, you’ll need to make arrangements for them on moving day. This may involve booking a pet-sitting service or taking them to a friend’s house. Some removals companies may agree to move your pets for you, but this is not always the case, so it’s best to check in advance.

Are you looking for a reliable removal company in the London area? Get in touch with us today or call us on 020 3445 5778.

What if Your Moving Date Changes?

There are various reasons why your moving date may change. Maybe you’ve found a new job and need to move sooner than expected, or perhaps your old home is taking longer to sell than you thought it would.

If you need to change your moving date for any reason, it’s important to let your removals company know as soon as possible, so that they can ensure they can accommodate your needs.

If you need to change your moving date at short notice, some companies will charge you additional fees. This is because they will already have a full schedule and may not be able to squeeze you in on an alternative date without incurring extra costs.

If the added fees seem unfair, you can try negotiating with the removals company. They may be willing to waive the fees if you give them a certain amount of notice or if you agree to move to a less popular date. However, it’s important to remember that they are under no obligation to agree to your request so the best thing is always to find a flexible company in the first place.

At Delahaye, we always work closely with our customers to come to the best arrangement if they need to change the date for any reason so get in touch with us and we can help you plan your move.

family moving home

Final Thoughts

As you can see, the answer to the question, “how much notice do removal companies need?” depends on a number of factors including the type of move you’re making, the time of year, and your budget. While it is always better to try and give the company (and yourself!) as much time as possible, if you do find yourself in a situation where you need to move at short notice, there are companies that offer short notice services. At Delahaye, we understand that it is not always possible to give a lot of notice so we work closely with our customers to fit their needs.

Are you looking for a reliable removal company in the London area? Get in touch with us today or call us on 020 3445 5778.