Removals to Frankfurt

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Why Choose White & Company?

Planning to move to Frankfurt in the near future? Here’s just a few of the reasons why you should consider choosing White & Company as your designated removals specialist:

  • offices & storage depots in Frankfurt & UK
  • door-to-door packing & removals
  • founder member of BAR & FIDI
  • Members of OMNI
  • award winning service
  • established in the UK since 1871
  • fully insured
  • dedicated team of trained professionals
  • tailored removals package

We’ve been providing removal and shipping services to destinations all over the world for more than 135 years.

Contact White & Company today and let us take the strain out of your house move to Frankfurt.

Our removals service

We offer weekly removals services to and from Frankfurt.

This includes either full load consignments that take your belongings directly from point A to B, or part loads that are delivered shortly after your arrival.

Our extensive fleet of vehicles, specialist local knowledge and experienced staff make us the standout choice for all removals to Frankfurt.

We can arrange a free no obligation home survey and quotation to carried out by one of our qualified surveyors. They will answer any questions you have and offer advice where necessary.

The survey will determine the volume of effects you will be shipping. The total cost of shipment is based on the space your effects will take up in our vehicle.

Regular removals to Frankfurt

White and Company runs regular removal services to various towns and cities in Germany, including Berlin, Cologne, Dortmund, Dresden, Dusseldorf, Frankfurt, Munich, Stuttgart and many more.

Our extensive fleet of vehicles, specialist local knowledge and experienced staff make us the standout choice for all removals to Frankfurt.

With an existing military contract in Germany we have helped move hundreds of members of HM Armed Forces and can provide the same services for civilians.

How does it work?

We offer a full or part load removals service to and from Frankfurt. This includes either full load consignments that take your belongings direct from point A to B, or part loads that are delivered shortly after your arrival.

How is the cost calculated?

We can arrange a free no obligation home survey and quotation, carried out by one of our qualified surveyors. They will answer any questions you have and offer advice where necessary.

The survey will determine the volume of effects you will be shipping. The total cost of shipment is based on the space your effects will take up in our vehicles.

Export Packing & Wrapping Service

When the client has accepted the quoted price and a move date has been secured, the vehicle and removal team will arrive at residence.

The removal team will proceed to export pack and wrap all items being transported in special breathable bubble wrap.

Special made-to-measure wooden creates can also be used for difficult to move or fragile items.

Customs Clearance

Our dedicated team in Frankfurt will ensure all the relevant paperwork and customs clearance is processed correctly.

They will arrange the unloading and unpacking of your household goods ready for checks or inspections.

Once your belongings have cleared customs, you will be contacted to discuss a convenient time to deliver them if not already agreed.

Storage Facilities

White & Company offers secure containerised storage facilities via its own depots. We have 19 strategically placed storage facilities throughout the UK to choose from.

Our partners in Germany can also off your storage facilities should you require them.

All our warehouses are clean, dry, secure and accredited to European Standard BS EN 14873.

Insurance

Despite our best efforts sometimes items get damaged or things go amiss. White & Company always try to minimise problems during the moving process. That’s why we offer limited liability insurance.

Marine insurance is a key consideration when shipping overseas. We recommend you consider protecting your valuable personal possessions while in transit or storage with our ‘All Risk’ Marine Standard Liability cover.

Marine Insurance Cover is offered to you on receipt of a completed Overseas Valuation Form. Such insurance cover is ‘Comprehensive’ and ‘All Risk’ and is based on the values as declared by you on the Overseas Valuation Form.

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Preparing for Your Move

Moving to Frankfurt or anywhere else in Germany is a very different process than moving in the UK.

When moving domestically most of us will pack up and take everything with us to our new home.

However, when moving across the continent you may not get that luxury and a part-load move where your household belongings are delivered in separate consignments may be more suitable.

The use of storage facilities may also be beneficial if you are moving short-term or want to ‘scope an area out’ before moving there permanently. Having the option to place your items in storage and then have them delivered at a later time allows for greater flexibility.

There’s also the navigation of customs and the organising of paperwork for each family member.

Having an experienced removals company to advise and help prepare your move for you will help make the process run much smoother.

White & Company specialise in moving personal effects to Frankfurt and our fully trained staff will take good care of your belongings and advise you every step of the way.

Having said all this, it certainly pays to be organised. With that in mind below are some useful tips to help prepare you for your move to Frankfurt:

Tips

  • Obtain the right documentation: Citizens from Britain (or any EU country) do not need a visa to enter Germany just a valid passport. Note however this could change post-Brexit. You should allow plenty of time and have documentation to hand that proves you are a long-term resident. This includes your registration certificate (Meldebescheinigung) and correspondence concerning social insurance contributions and work or rental contracts.
  • Research where you want to live: Finding the right neighbourhood is essential. There are 46 neighbourhoods in Frankfurt, each one of them having their own advantages as a place to live in. Are you going to commute, or do you want to live in the middle of the city? Being central is the preferred option for most young professionals but those with children may prefer to live further out.
  • Rent before you buy: Renting a home to begin with gives you a chance to explore the neighbourhoods before you commit to a purchase. Typically, you need to pay 2 or 3 months-rent up front as a form of deposit.
  • Consider if public healthcare will suffice for your family or whether you’ll need private cover instead.
  • Secure school places: If you have children you need to make some decisions about schooling including what sort of school. There are local, private and international schools, each with their own merits and considerations. Which one you choose will largely depend on their ages as much younger children can integrate more easily than teenagers in a foreign country.
  • Vaccinate and microchip your pets and obtain the necessary paperwork they need to move with you.
  • Learn the lingo: Through expat websites, you may find that you can sign-up for a free trial class with others who are also learning German. Alternatively you might want to try a free app or subscription learning service such as Babbel or Duolingo.

Popular Destinations We Cover in Frankfurt

  • Altstadt.
  • Innenstadt.

  • Bahnhofsviertel.
  • Westend-Süd.

  • Westend-Nord.
  • Nordend-West.

  • Nordend-Ost.
  • Ostend.

FAQs

The basic cost of the shipment is based on the total volume of your effects, the distance travelled and any ferry/crossing fees incurred.

The more you take the more costly your move will ultimately prove. Some white goods such as refrigerators, washing machines and dryers may not work in Germany so it’s best to check before taking them with you.

Fee reductions are available for part load services where your household belongings are shipped on separate consignments that arrive at different times.

Your household goods will most likely be examined by customs. Household effects can be imported without incurring any charges as long as they fulfil certain requirements.

As with all countries there are certain prohibited items which you will need to check before your packing gets underway.

The German Government web site contains a comprehensive list of all prohibited items.

Our dedicated team in Germany will ensure all the relevant paperwork and customs clearance is processed correctly at point of entry.

As an EU citizen, you can take your car into Germany but be warned that some models may require modification to meet German standards for headlights, emissions, brakes, rust and tires.

The legal age for driving in Germany is 18. A license from an EU member state is equivalent to a German one for up to twelve months. Following this time, you must apply for a German license.

Germany attaches high importance to environmental protection and has introduced Low Emission Zones (LEZ) in almost all of its larger cities, including Frankfurt. You must obtain ‘green’ permits in advance if you wish to enter those zones with your vehicle.

White & Company offers a vehicle shipping service and can take care of all necessary export documentation and customs clearance.

We use a modern range of environmentally friendly, purpose-made packing materials and can pack everything for you prior to your move.

Double-thickness cartons are used to wrap china and glassware. We use bubble blanket to wrap furniture, and made-to-measure crates for transporting specialist care items such as antiques.

How long the removals process takes will depend on the location you are moving from and what type of delivery method you opt for.

The average drive time for most destinations in the UK is under 24 hours but if your goods will be travelling from Scotland and Wales or other far flung places it may take longer.

Part load services where small amounts of your belongings are delivered at different intervals will take longer and some can be up to five days.

Our surveyors will be able to advise you beforehand on your best course of action and clear up any questions you may have.

Currently EU Citizens are free to purchase property anywhere in Germany, however it is strongly advisable that you enlist the services of a reputable English-speaking Notary and real estate agent.

The actual purchase process is not too complicated and takes on average 95 days to complete.

Finding a property is often harder than the actual buying process. There are several ways to begin your search, from using an online estate agent to browsing expat forums recommended the best areas to live in Essex for expats.

As outlined above, renting is often an affordable alternative to home ownership which will allow you to ‘scope out an area’ before you commit to a purchase.

It is a relatively straightforward process which strongly protect renters, but you need to be prepared and have all your documentation in place. To complete your application you should submit:

An application form which is usually handed out at the viewing.
Copies of your photo ID and residence permit (if you require one).
Proof of income (Einkommensnachweis), typically wage slips for the last three months.

A certificate from your previous landlord indicating you have no outstanding rent due (Mietschuldenfreiheitsbescheinigung).

Your credit report (you can order this online through Schufa – Its costs around €25-30 for the report.

As a guide to the cost of renting, according to Numbeo the cost of living web site, you can expect to pay €904 (£781) per month for an apartment in the centre of Frankfurt.

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