BAR Registered House Movers Wigan
If you are moving to Wigan you will need to arrange a whole host of things to ensure that everything runs to plan. Finding a good removal company is paramount to the day running smoothly. Use the following tips to help plan a successful move. White & Company is one of the oldest and well-respected family owned removal companies in the UK being founded in 1871 and having over a 145 years of experience.
As founder members of BAR, FIDI & OMNI, White & Company can provide for a local move, to anywhere in the UK, to Europe or to an international destination.
White & Company Removals Storage & Shipping
38a Port Royal Avenue
Lune Industrial Estate
Mon 09:00 – 17:00
Tue 09:00 – 17:00
Wed 09:00 – 17:00
Thu 09:00 – 17:00
Fri 09:00 – 17:00
Sat 09:00 – 12:00
House Movers Wigan advice on Packing
Moving house is an excellent time to sort through your possessions and dispose of anything you don’t need. Start the packing process early; it always takes much longer than you think! As a guide, allow two months for larger houses and one month for smaller homes. Pack one room at a time; starting with the rooms you use least.
Make sure you list what is in each box and label it to tell the movers where it should go on arrival. Pack heavy things at the bottom and fragile items on top, using plenty of packing materials. Do not exceed a weight of 13 kilograms per box or you may cause injury when lifting them, remember to pack light items in larger boxes and heavy things in small boxes.
House Movers Wigan advice for finding a Removal Company
Unless you really have only a very few possessions, it is always best to instruct a professional removal company to help you move house. There are a large variety of companies that can provide a house removal service. However, it is always advisable to choose a company that is a member of BAR (The British Association of Removers).
By choosing a BAR Member, it will ensure everything goes to plan and you will have the added peace of mind that comes from using a reputable and professional house removal company.
In the unlikely event that something does go wrong, you will have someone to turn to help sort out any issues. A BAR member is easily recognised by their membership badge. When choosing a house removal company, check that they have this badge displayed on their website and all documentation.
Once you have found a new home and your offer has been accepted, you will need to arrange various things in order for everything to progress. Firstly, you will need to select a conveyancing solicitor, as it is essential to get the legal side in place early on, to ensure a smooth legal transaction of your property sale and purchase. You will also need to organise for a survey to be conducted on the property you are purchasing.
House Movers Wigan advice on Conveyancing
Once you have found a new home and your offer has been accepted, you will need to instruct a solicitor to look after the house conveyance.
Conveyancing describes the legal transfer of property from seller to buyer. How long it takes depends on several things, such as how many people are involved in the chain. This can be done quickly in a number of weeks or it may take some months to complete. Once you have chosen your solicitor, they will examine the draft contract and supporting documents and raise enquiries with the seller’s solicitor. They will also carry out local authority searches to ensure there is nothing that you do not know about, such as a planned new housing estate at the bottom of your garden.
The solicitor will also check the ‘title register’ and ‘title plan’ at the Land Registry– these are the legal documents, which prove the seller’s ownership. They can also arrange an ‘Environmental Search’ if you require this to be carried out. This report will give information about contaminated land at or around the property, landfill sites, former and current industry, detailed flooding predictions, ground stability issues and radon gas hazard.
House Movers Wigan advice on Property Surveys
It is always advisable to instruct a surveyor to carry out a property survey before you conclude the purchase of your new home. They can often predict issues based on the condition of the property externally, such as missing roof tiles, rotten windows and subsidence.
An internal inspection despite limitations should be able to identify major issues such as rising damp, water ingress, woodworm and beetle infestation.
The survey should be able to outline any major repairs or alterations needed such as roof or chimneystack repairs, or if the property requires rewiring. They will also be able to give a valuation of the property for mortgage purposes.
Most qualified surveyors are members of the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) and it is recommended that you use a RICS qualified surveyor, as they will also carry professional indemnity insurance. If you are able to instruct a local surveyor, they are likely to have a better knowledge of local market values.
It is well worth taking some time to research the facilities and amenities of your new area. Below is a list of professional services in the Wigan area.
Estate Agents & House Movers Wigan
Regan & Hallworth
4-6 Library Street, Wigan WN1 1NN
Ashton Estate Agency Ltd.
8 Library Street, Wigan WN1 1NN
Alan Batt Estate Agents
78 Market Street, Wigan WN1 1HX
Solicitors & House Movers Wigan
10-14 Library Street, Wigan WN1 1NN
14 Library St, Wigan WN1 1NN
Surveyors & House Movers Wigan
Parkinson Commercial Property Consultants Llp
10 Beecham Court Pemberton Business Park, Wigan WN3 6PR
Edwards & Co.
64 Market St, Wigan WN1 1HX
JLP Surveying Consultants
Suite 25 Rodney House King Street, Wigan WN1 1BT
Schools & House Movers Wigan
St. John Fisher Catholic High School
Baytree Road, Wigan WN6 7RN
St. Patrick’s Catholic Primary School
Hardybutts, Wigan WN1 3RZ
Wood Fold Primary School
Green Lane, Wigan WN6 0TS
Doctors & House Movers Wigan
Beech Hill Medical Practice
278 Gidlow Lane, Wigan WN6 7PD
Dicconson Group Practice
Frog Lane, Wigan WN6 7LB
Platt House Surgery
Platt Bridge Health Centre, Rivington Avenue, Platt Bridge, Wigan WN2 5NG
Dentists & House Movers Wigan
Pemberton Dental Practice
655 Ormskirk Rd, Wigan WN5 8AG
Redrose Dental Care
50 New Market St, Wigan WN1 1SJ
White & Company are proud winners of the British Association of Removers ‘Overseas Mover of the Year’ Competition 2016 as well as being finalists in the 2017 competition.
If you are thinking of moving overseas, making sure you get the best exchange rate possible is essential to starting your new life on a sound footing. White & Company has an exclusive arrangement with an FX Firm (foreign exchange company). Simply follow the link below to see what additional monies you will receive compared to using your high street bank and to set up a free no obligation account. White & Company/foreign-exchange
Whether you need to arrange monthly payments to service an overseas mortgage, or wish to protect yourself against exchange rate fluctuations and fix the rate for up to a year, we will be able to suggest the most suitable way to do so. Open your free, no obligation account in as long as it takes to stop for a coffee.
White & Company Have Branches In The Following Locations
White & Company provide specialist removal services to locations around Europe and all international destinations. The also have storage facilities in 19 locations covering the whole of the UK enabling you to store those items you are not yet ready to part with or don’t have room to store at home.
To read independent reviews from our customers visit Referenceline:
“Excellent service. Helpful and professional team. Would recommend to friends and family. “
“Would certainly use again very pleasant and accommodating staff – very hard workers”
” The men worked methodically from the top of the house removing everything with apparent sense. This was our first move since 1976, it was an extremely, stressful time. White’s eased a lot of that stress and all in all a made the move easier. “