All You Need to Know About a Pre-move Survey

Before you can get removal quotes from Britannia Fleet Liverpool, we will often ask for a pre-move survey of your house to allow us to get an estimate for the price of the job at hand. Read on to find out how a pre-move survey works, how you can do it, and why you should choose us at Britannia Fleet to take care of your Liverpool removal needs.


What exactly is a pre-move survey?

If you’re moving house, for example from Liverpool to Southport or Warrington, it’s common for removal companies like us at Britannia Fleet to carry out a quick survey in order for us to quote you correctly with a price and get a feel for what services you’ll need. This involves us checking how much furniture/what possessions we will have to move, and we also need to consider how difficult or easy it will be to move due to location and fragility. You’ll need to let us know where you are moving from and moving to, in order to calculate an accurate price and work out the logistics of each trip. The pre-move survey will crucially allow us to assess what size van is required, how many movers should be assigned from our team, and whether any special equipment is needed for the big day.


How does a pre-move survey work?

 In this digital age, a moving survey can be done online using a video chat. We can also do these in person, but due to COVID-19 restrictions and ongoing social distancing measures, we are currently encouraging our clients to do these online where possible. The average survey takes around 15-25 minutes.

A visit in person means that we will arrange a time to come to your house beforehand and inspect the items you want to move.

If you’re doing this online, we’ll need you to provide us with details of your move that are as accurate as possible. You may also be asked to attach videos and photos of your house to help us get a better idea of the resources we need for the job. Video chats will allow us to see the interior and exterior of your home without us having to visit in person.


What does Britannia Fleet need to know for the survey?

In order to provide you with a service that will fit your removal needs perfectly, we’ll need to ask you the following:

  • Where are you moving to?
  • What items do you want to move?
  • Do you have lift access in your building?
  • Which floor do you live on?
  • How big are your staircases and doors?
  • What services do you need?
  • Packing/Assembly and disassembly of furniture/Insurance/Storage/Delivery of moving boxes etc.


What should I ask during the pre-move survey?

If you have any breakable or particularly valuable items that need extra care when being handled, you must let us know during the survey. It is also important that you confirm what services you wish us to provide and what you want to do yourself, such as packing and inventories etc. Finally, you can ask us for a timeline for your move and a rough price quote so that you can plan effectively.


How do I organise a moving survey? 

To request a pre-move survey, simply fill out one of our home survey forms. A member of our friendly and helpful team will get back to you as soon as possible.


What happens next?

After the pre-move survey, we’ll be able to assess the volume of your move and can then calculate the exact overall price. This will include the cost of any additional services you have requested such as packing etc. After this, we’ll confirm with you the date of your move, and you’ll be good to go! No hassle, no worries.

We also offer comprehensive storage solutions for help with belongings during your house move. Customers often take advantage of this extra space when downsizing their homes or to help with decluttering during their move.