Frequently Asked Questions answered by MyCheapRemovals customer service
Here at MyCheapRemovals we know from experience that moving abroad or moving back to the UK may be a little bit complicated and raise a few questions. Here you can find most common with answers.
How to receive the quote and book your removal?
To get a quotation, you need to fill in the Instant Quote form at the top or on the side of the page. The email with three quotes will be sent to you immediately after your request.
In some cases, due to geography, we’ll have to check in our logistic department the details and you may need to wait up to 12 hours for a quote during weekdays.
To book your move, please check your email with MyCheapRemovals quotes and click the button “BOOK NOW” next to the volume you need. Then the website will guide you through the booking process.
Is it possible to pay the deposit to secure my booking rather than paying the full amount in advance?
Of course, it is possible. Upon completing the online booking process you will be asked to pay the booking deposit – it’s 10% of the total service price.
How and when shall I pay the remaining balance?
There are two ways of paying the balance.
You can pay the remaining balance in cash to our driver BEFORE unloading.
You can also pay the balance to our bank account, and send us a paying-in slip BEFORE unloading.
Do I need to pay in pounds sterling?
You can pay the remaining balance either in pounds sterling or in euros. Please let us know beforehand if you are going to pay in euros so that we could calculate the price for you.
Do my belongings need to be boxed?
You do not need to put all of your items into the boxes. You can put your belongings into the luggage, or anything that will protect them. If you move furniture, it does not have to be dismantled, securing it with a bubble wrap should be enough. Please bear in mind, that sufficient packaging is the customer’s responsibility.
What is the difference between a part load and a dedicated van options?
In part-load options (5m3 and 10m3) you will share the van with other customers. This option is cheaper and requires more flexibility from the customer, as we need a three-day window for collection. A dedicated van option enables you to choose the exact date and time for collection, as the van will be just for you. Once a dedicated van is loaded, it goes straight to the delivery address.
Do I have to pay extra for driver’s help with loading and unloading?
If the loading takes up to one hour – then it is free. If it takes more than one hour, then you will be charged £20 per every additional hour of driver’s work, payable on the spot to the driver in cash.
Do you require any paperwork?
The only paperwork we require is an Inventory list, that you need to fill in with the list of your belongings, their volumes, weight and approximate value. It is necessary for Insurance purposes. For the Inventory list to be valid, it needs to be sent back to us before the collection. You will receive a template for this with booking confirmation.
What is covered by Insurance and what is not?
We offer a standard Insurance which covers such incidents as theft of your belongings, damage to your goods caused by car crashes and other road accidents, our driver’s negligence while loading or unloading the goods.
The insurance does not cover any damage to your goods due to insufficient packaging. Your goods may slightly move in transit, so make sure that the fragile items or pieces of furniture are properly secured.
Also, please bear in mind, that the Insurance covers the damage only if we are provided with the Insurance Form before, or on the collection date.
What if the value of my load exceeds the value of your Insurance?
We offer only the Standard Insurance up to 20 000 GBP per van. If the value of your load goes beyond this sum, you should think of some additional Insurance. As we do not have a Premium Insurance in our offer, so it is up to you which Insurance company you choose.
Please insert the fair value of each item into the Inventory list. The Insurer will not provide for overestimated items.
What if the delivery is delayed? Can we expect any discount?
As the situation on the road may be quite unpredictable, we always give a few-hour time slot for both collection and delivery. In the unlikely event of the driver not manage to fit into the scheduled timeframe, you will be informed about it in advance. We do not offer any discounts for the delays which are due to external factors, such as traffic or unfavourable weather conditions.
How to make a claim on the Insurance?
To make a claim, please take the pictures of all the damaged goods and send it to us. You can attach a note describing the incident and other details worth mentioning.
After that, your claim will be forwarded to our Insurer.
What about my deposit if I cancel the removal?
If you cancel the removal, we charge you a cancellation fee which is the equivalent of the deposit. It means, that there is no way to receive back the deposit, once you place an order.
What exactly is included in the service?
The service includes:
fuel for the whole transport
an hour of our driver’s assistance with loading (collection) and hour-long assistance with unloading on destination
standard GIT Insurance (up to 20,000 GBP per van)
fees and charges (including fines) caused by our negligence
What is NOT included in the service?
We do not provide:
Preparation of your household for removal,
Storage for your items,
Organising essential paperwork for a move to either Switzerland or Norway,
Excellent service! I will definitely use them again and recommend them to anyone. I moved from Manchester, UK to Antwerp, Belgium. Sylwia was extremely helpful with organising around my small window of time and promptly answered all of my emails. Jarosław was right on time and his relaxed attitude made me a lot less anxious and stressed. He make the loading process quick and easy. He met me during the time stated in the email, and the unloading went quickly too! Thank you both! (Not to mention they have the most competitive prices!)read more
Found MCR after some searching. Currently in the south of France awaiting second delivery which left Oxfordshire earlier today exactly as planned. Their first trip two weeks ago worked like a charm and included multiple pickups (en-route) at no extra cost. Driver was really helpful and punctual. Sylwia in the office is efficient and resourceful. I can’t recommend this firm highly enough…
We had a stressful move from the UK to Italy with poor access at both ends – I was amazed at how many service providers ignored the extra information I was giving them and just quoted for something ‘straightforward’. This would lead to limited access and probably extra costs being ‘discussed’ on the day. MyCheapRemovals did listen and checked they could do a door to door service before agreeing the quote. We did calculate the weight beforehand, got it really wrong as it turned out and our stuff was loaded despite the drivers concerns about the weight – our poor driver got stopped 3 times by the French Police and fined, we paid the fines as we should when we ignored the advice. Note if you get stopped overloaded in the UK, they don’t let you move until the load is split with another van – a cost you would also have to bear. In France, they let you go on, probably pinging a colleague down the motorway so they can also stop your lorry :). Anyhoo – well distributed loading and care taken with our fragile items – we helped load and unload which is part and parcel of this type of service. Everything turned up in Italy as it left the UK and on time, despite all the stopping and fines. I dont think there are any movers who can take away the stress of big moves completely and quotes definitely do not correlate to quality of service. Sylvia in the office and Tomasz our driver were great. Top tip – use a language translation app to communicate if there are language challenges on one or both sides, helps loads and the novelty of hearing your phone do the talking doesnt wear off for ages ! The price was great, the service was also great all without bells, whisltes and frills – I am happy to recommend My Cheap Removals based on my experience.read more
Amazing service!!! The girls in the office are very kind and helpful. They are the cheapest on the market and for this reason I was a bit skeptical at the beginning but I absolutely change my mind after the delivery of my things. Amazing service once again! I will use it again this summer!read more
We booked the removals van for 9am Monday, 19th November. On the Saturday before, I received an email to say that the van had broken down so the van could not come until Tuesday. I tried to call, email and text to explain that this was unacceptable as my partner had flights and a hire car booked but received no reply until the next day. They said they would do their best to get a van to us before my partner’s flight was due! When the van arrived on Monday afternoon, it was not what we expected. The van did not have full, solid sides but a plastic sheeting that was ripped and taped up in several places. The driver barely communicated with us (perhaps mainly because he did not speak any English) and the whole removal was very rushed. The driver did not have a sack barrow so he and my partner had to carry out an extremely heavy wood burning stove between them. My partner made his flight in time but the whole removal was hectic.
I was contacted the next day to explain that the driver would not arrive at our house in Spain until Wednesday evening instead of Wednesday morning. I explained that this would be no good as it would be dark so it would be better to wait until Thursday morning. (They agreed to this as though they were doing us a favour!) Before the van got to our house in Spain, I exchanged several emails with the woman who had been my point of contact. I explained that the weekend prior to the move had been worrying and stressful as we did not know if we had a van or not and that she should offer some kind of discount in the way of compensation. Eventually, she reluctantly agreed to give us a discount of £50. (although I commented that £100 would have been more appropriate, especially as we would have got a £100 discount had we booked by the end of August!) After the removals van had been and gone from our house in Spain, I again contacted the woman I had been dealing with to inform her that the driver was not aware of any discount and so my partner had given him the full £2000. (It was actually £1990 so the driver put £10 aside for himself.) I was absolutely shocked and appalled by the emails I then received. She said that my partner had only given the driver £1850 and said, “Let me just ignore your bold remark and take care of customers who really need my help.” I replied asking whatever happened to good old fashioned customer service and the customer’s always right etc but she did not reply. Hence the reason I am writing this review! She insinuated that my partner stole money…but it is obviously either the driver who is dishonest or the woman is in on it too! My partner said that the driver began to count the money out in front of him but his hands were shaking so much that he was incapable and my partner had to take over! (too much liquor en route?!) I would never ever use this company again, would not recommend them and would discourage anyone from using them after the experience we had. They are very unprofessional, unreliable and dishonest.
Excellent service. The collection was on time and quick and the drop off, despite being in a narrow cobbled street in France, went very well and the furniture was carried up 3 flights of stairs without a problem. Couldn’t have been better – would thoroughly recommend.read more
Moved from Switzerland to London. Company helped with assessment of shipping volume. Two vans arrived in time. Drivers were very helpful. With help of neighbors, friends and drivers a few furniture pieces (including a piano) and many, many boxes which (we had packed ourselves) were loaded onto the vans. Shipping goods arrived as expected in London. Considering price – performance we are satisfied with the service provided after all.read more
Very reasonable price, booked the van on Monday, on Thursday it came to the location in the UK to pick up my things and the following morning it was ready to be unloaded at my new place in the Netherlands. Very good service and I got prompt answers to all my questions. Would recommend.read more
Great service ! Everything went really smoothly and Gregor was extremely helpful and hardworking. Also the price is a bonus. The only thing I did not understand is why the man transported all the items by hand rather by a trolley. Other than all positiveread more
Excellent service! I will definitely use them again and recommend them to anyone. I moved from Manchester, UK to Antwerp, Belgium. Sylwia was extremely helpful with organising around ... Read More
Excellent service! I will definitely use them again and recommend them to anyone. I moved from Manchester, UK to Antwerp, Belgium. Sylwia was extremely helpful with organising around my small window of time and promptly answered all of my emails. Jarosław was right on time and his relaxed attitude made me a lot less anxious and stressed. He make the loading process quick and easy. He met me during the time stated in the email, and the unloading went quickly too! Thank you both! (Not to mention they have the most competitive prices!) Read Less
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