Average house removal costs can be a tricky thing to pin down, largely because there are so many variables involved in any given relocation. No two customers’ needs are the same, and of course nobody wants to end up paying for extras or services they don’t actually require.
In short, a one-size-fits-all approach doesn’t really work for anyone.
At the same time, we at Happy2Move understand how important it is for our valued clients to have an accurate price agreed before booking any aspect of a professional moving service.
As a leading London removals company, we pride ourselves on transparency, accountability, and offering good solid value for a great professional service.
Moreover, we’re always glad to provide a free bespoke quote in advance of any job or service we’re asked to provide.
With all that in mind, here’s our rough guide to estimating an average house removal cost in the London area – and what we believe you, as the customer, should expect from a quality packing and moving service in return.
The basic costs of a house move
One of the first expenses you’ll need to figure out when booking a removals service is the basic cost of the van(s) you require. More information on the various transport options we offer in our clean, well-maintained fleet can be found on our handy Help me choose a van page.
Cost-wise, you can also check out detailed rates per hour for each of the van types we operate in our detailed price guide. Happy2Move prices start from £40 per hour, and each price stated includes your professional removals personnel. The pricing guide shows alternate rates for differing van sizes, plus 1, 2, or 3+ dedicated moving assistants, depending on the size of the job.
In addition, we’ve provided a clear breakdown of some common ‘extras’, i.e. additional charges that may need to be appended to certain jobs in and around London. These will depend on the specific circumstances, locations or timings of the move, and can include such common factors as:
- After-hours bookings
Our man and van teams are available 7 days a week in London and the surrounding areas, but we maintain a core list of daily slots starting at 9am, 12pm and 3pm. We’re happy to take bookings for removals outside of these core hours for a surcharge, and we detail the additional cost up front.
- Pick-up/drop-off outside London, but within M25
We’ll gladly provide our full suite of services for clients needing to move anywhere within the M25, including UB, WD, IG and EN postcodes. However, for jobs that take us outside central London, we also detail our additional surcharge and minimum slot duration in full.
- Congestion charges, ULEZ charges, etc
Where applicable for pick-ups and drop-offs in affected zones of London, we’ll add an additional fee of £15.00 (congestion) and/or £12.50 (ULEZ) respectively.
We feel that this highly modular and completely transparent pricing structure makes us somewhat unique among London removals companies, many of whom will only levy these sorts of small ‘add-ons’ during the billing stage.
It also enables us to offer some of the cheapest removals in London at the same time. Because you get to see every aspect of your quoted price up front, you won’t end up paying for any services you didn’t really need to make use of.
Other considerations and services when pricing a removal job
In addition to the core man and van hire aspects of your move, you may or may not wish to make use of other related services that some of the best removal companies can provide. At Happy2Move, this includes options like:
Short- and long-term storage plans
Dedicated safe storage for goods and furniture of all sizes at our secure managed storage facility in London. Our storage service includes completely flexible terms with no minimums or rigid contracts, and easy access to/retrieval of your belongings whenever you need them.
Full professional packing, delivery and assembly service
Our teams are trained for export standard professional packing of large, valuable and fragile items. We use robust, high quality packing materials, including double-walled crates and boxes for any possessions that require extra care, and transport all goods under fully comprehensive movers insurance for added peace of mind. We’re also highly experienced in a range of furniture delivery, unpacking and after-care services at your destination, including flatpack assembly.
All of the above options will of course add additional expenses to the average house removal costs in the capital – and, as we noted earlier, the ideal moving package won’t be identical for any two clients we work with.
The best removals companies understand this, and will listen carefully to the customer’s needs, answering any questions they might have about various aspects of the job to arrive at an agreement that suits all parties. Ultimately, what matters to us at Happy2Move is that you get to choose the precise combination of reliable, courteous and professional removals services that you want.
If you’d like to speak to us about any aspect of an upcoming home removal (or, equally, office moves in and around London), you can contact a member of our team any time. We look forward to working with you, and hopefully adding you to a growing list of repeat customers who trust us – and our clear, fair prices – to get their valued belongings from A to B.