When you move to a new house, this is always going to be one of the most stressful things you do no matter how big or small the move. There are many different ways to reduce the stress and any complications, but hiring a man in a van rather than an approved BAR removals company can cause more stress and worry in the long term.

We understand that price is a very important factor when it comes to moving house, but choosing the option that is cheapest is not always the best one. There can be a number of hidden costs if you choose one for your move, and not always in a financial sense.

Specialist Moving Knowledge

For most man in a van setups they don’t have specially trained removal staff. This can then mean that when it comes to packing or moving sentimental or valuable items, they do not have the training to provide you with specialist handling of such items. If they don’t have such knowledge, this can allow for accidental damage to occur.

When using a BAR approved removals company, you can be safe in the knowledge that they have been trained to high standards of the proper packing methods, so that you know your invaluable items have been handled with the upmost care.


A lot of man in a van establishments do not have the proper insurance to cover your move, and sometimes they do not have any insurance at all! Should any of your belongings become damaged or broken, you are not protected. Therefore, they do not have to reimburse you for the cost of your damaged item, this is left to you, as well as the cost of the move itself.

BAR approved removal companies always have the correct insurance to protect yourself and your belongings should something go wrong.

Modern, Fit for Purpose Vehicles

Not only does the packing of your belongings matter, the vehicles that they are loaded onto are a big deal too.

If the contents of your property have not been loaded correctly, or the vehicle is not fit for the purpose of your move, this can affect the way in which they arrive at your ultimate destination.

BAR approved removal company vehicles have to meet specific standards and are properly maintained. Vans are fitted with custom floors and fittings within them, which makes them perfect for moving house contents.

Standards of Service

Because BAR approved removals companies are held accountable by a governing body, they are required to meet certain standards of service. For example, any removals company that is BAR approved must make sure that their advertising is clear and not misleading, and must also provide clear pricing and time tables for work to be carried out.

A company that is not regulated by BAR does not have to apply to these standards, which could cause you problems come moving day.

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