How do you decide on a removals company?
If you are looking for removals in Leeds, White & Company have local branch’s in Leeds, Knaresborough and Lancaster. With 16 locations around the UK including the Channel Islands, we are one of the largest (and oldest) removal firms in the country.
As a company we have been providing domestic removals and storage services since 1871. As founder members of BAR, FIDI & OMNI, White & Company can provide for a local move, anywhere in the UK, Europe or international destination. White & Company work tirelessly to provide the best possible service at competitive prices to all destinations.
Choosing a Removals Company
There are many things to consider when choosing a removals company. Obviously price is one of the most important considerations, but there are also a number of other things that you will need to think about.
Firstly, it’s always worth hiring a professional removals company to arrange your move. Although packing up and moving your stuff may not sound difficult, there is an art to packing, to make sure that your things are properly protected and do not get broken in transit.
It is always advisable to use a removals company that is a member of the British Association of Removers (BAR), as this will mean they have the necessary training, expertise, insurance and experience to carry out your move without and delays or problems.
It is recommended that you get at least three quotes before arranging your move, preferably from removers that will visit your property rather than just estimating the cost over the phone. That way you will be sure the costs quoted will be accurate, as it is important that all factors are taken into consideration such as difficult access, steeps stairs and large or fragile items that will require special packing.
Always check that the company you use has adequate insurance cover and also if there is a time limit in which you can make a claim after your move.
To save on costs you may choose to do some of the packing yourself. However, it is usually best to get your removal company to pack the breakables. Also bare in mind that the removal company’s insurance will not cover items you have packed yourself.
If you have any valuable items, check whether they will need any special packing and also check to see if they will be covered by insurance, as there may be a set limit per item and you may want to take out special insurance for these things.
Leeds Property Information
Properties in Leeds have shown an increase in value over the past 12 months by 3.04%. The average asking price currently is £105,588. For a detached property you will expect to pay around £160,221, for a semi-detached home £114,789 and terraced homes £83,591. Stats as per Zoopla 13th September 2017.
The city centre is generally cheaper and many people commute from the outskirts of Leeds to the city centre. Chapel Allerton and Otley are some of the best suburbs and Horsforth on the outskirts of the city is worth considering. The most expensive streets are Park Lane, Park View Crescent and Avenue Victoria. Houses in Ravenscar Walk and Ravenscar Terrace change hands most frequently.
The following estate agents can help you in your search.
Kath Wells Estate Agents – 69 Lower Wortley Road, Wortley, Leeds LS12 4SL
0113 231 1033. www.kathwells.com
Brooklands Robinson – 101 Town Street Armley, Leeds LS12 3HD
0113 231 0933. www.brooklandsrobinson.co.uk
If you are considering moving to Leeds you will find a good choice of schools in the Leeds area, with the University of Leeds providing higher education. It has a student population of 30,000 from 141 countries and was ranked in the top 10 for research power in the Research Excellence Framework in 2014.
• Kirkstall St Stephen’s Church of England Primary School
• St Chad’s Church of England Primary School
• Richmond House School
• Abbey Grange Church of England Academy
• Lawnswood School
• Burley Park Centre
• West Specialist Inclusive Learning Centre
• Leeds Menorah School
• Fulneck School
Leeds is the third largest and one of the fastest growing, greenest cities in the UK. The city is served by four good universities and has the fourth largest student population in the country. Because of the huge number of students, there has been a massive growth in business, particularly the retail sector over the past few years.
Young people are drawn to the vibrant nightlife, café culture and the great shopping venues such as Trinity Leeds. The new £350 million retail development reinforces Leeds as one of the finest shopping destinations in the UK. You will find more than 120 national and international brands all under one roof. Hungry shoppers are in luck with a range of over 30 top dining destinations, cafes and bars.
The Living Room – 7 Greek St, Leeds LS1 5RW
0113 380 0930. www.thelivingroom.co.uk
Art’s Restaurant – 42 Call Lane, Leeds LS1 6DT
0113 243 8243. www.artscafebar.com
ASDA – Oldfield Lane, Wortley, Leeds LS12 4BP
0113 215 1140. www.storelocator.asda.com
Sainsbury’s – 37-39 Ring Road, Farnley, Leeds LS12 5AS
0113 289 1480 www.sainsburys.co.uk
Bay Hotels – 60 Town St, Leeds LS12 3AA
0113 279 6777. www.bayhotels.co.uk
Corn Mill Lodge Hotel – Pudsey Road, Bramley, Leeds LS13 4JA
0113 257 9059. www.cornmilllodgehotel.co.uk
Leisure Centres and Gyms
Pure Gym – Elmfield Way, Bramley LS13 4UD
0845 901 1057. www.puregym.com
Virgin Active – 7 Cardigan Fields Rd, Leeds LS4 2DG
0845 130 1555. www.virginactive.co.uk
White & Company plc Removals & Storage London
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Fri 09:00 – 17:00
Sat 09:00 – 12:00
If you are moving away from Leeds and considering an overseas location in the sun, White & Company ship to all European and International destinations.
Because it is so important that your possessions are cared for throughout your entire process, White & Company are members of the British Association of Removers and all services performed are in accordance with European standard BS EN 12522.
When 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.
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 are also proud winners of the British Association of Removers ‘Overseas Mover of the Year’ Competition 2016 & finalists for 2017
White & Company Have Branches In The Following Locations