Our removals service
We offer weekly removals services to and from Lanzarote.
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 Lanzarote.
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 Lanzarote
If you are moving with fewer items or are staggering your move to Lanzarote you may want to opt for a part load service.
The service is completely the same but we will combine several customers’ loads onto one high-capacity truck to save time and reduce transport costs.
Our dedicated team in Lanzarote will ensure all the relevant paperwork and customs clearance is processed correctly. They will arrange the unloading and unpacking of your household goods.
Upon arrival at your local depot, all effects are transferred to the export warehouse to await loading into a 20ft or 40ft container.
White & Company offers secure containerised storage facilities via its own depots, with 19 strategically placed storage facilities throughout the UK and Lanzarote to choose from.
White & Company are founder members of the British Association of Removers, FIDI & OMNI, the voices of the removals industry both in the UK and internationally.
All our warehouses are clean, dry, secure and accredited to European Standard BS EN 14873.
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 that you consider protecting your valuable personal possessions while in transit and/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 Marine 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
The process of moving is stressful at the best of time; throw in the idea of not just moving house but moving to an entire different country altogether and the prospect may seem even more unsettling.
Moving to Lanzarote is not as daunting as it first seems.
There are some differences as to how the move is handled domestically which you need to prepare for, including navigating Spanish laws and customs.
By choosing a reliable removals company like White & Company you are not only getting a first-class removals service but access to the knowledge and skills of an experienced international relocator.
White & Company carry out more than 20 moves to and from Lanzarote and other destinations in the Canary Islands every week.
No matter what challenges you face you can rest assured that we have likely encountered and overcome them before. Whether you are moving to a small city apartment or a huge chateau in the countryside we’re equipped to get the job done and be home in time for tea.
Before we jump on board here are some useful pre-planning tips (the four Rs) to consider before you take the plunge and move to Lanzarote:
Below are some useful tips to consider before you move to Lanzarote:
- Register – As an EU citizen you will qualify for residency if you have a work contract that runs for more than three months or proof on an income (pension, trust fund, etc). You will need to register for a Numero de Identificacion Fiscal (NIF) number which is similar to your National Insurance number back home.
- Research – If you are relying on working to support your island lifestyle look for jobs in advance as well-paid opportunities are hard to come by, although there are opportunities in English teaching and seasonal work in the hospitality industries.
- Rent before you buy – It’s generally good advice to rent on the island before you commit to a purchase. This gives you the opportunity to test out an area and see if it is suitable for you. Check are local amenities, schools if moving with children and commuting distance for work.
- Read up on the lingo – With a large expat population with lots of fellow Brits you shouldn’t struggle to get by with English. Having said that, the transition to your new life will be made much easier the more Spanish you take on board. Locals respect your efforts also.
- Vaccinate and microchip your pets and obtain the necessary paperwork they need to move with you.
- Start taking Spanish lessons before you go, to help integrate quicker and gain higher paid work.
Popular Destinations We Cover in Lanzarote
- San Bartolomé
Known as the ‘Island of Eternal Spring’ owing to its sub-tropical climate and year-round sunshine, Lanzarote is the third-most populous Canary Island, after Tenerife and Gran Canaria.
Around 12% of the total island’s population is now said to be Northern Europeans, with Brits making up a large percentage of these.
Many expats who come to the island have previously holidayed in the resort areas of Puerto del Carmen, Costa Teguise and Playa Blanca.
These areas hold the advantage of having almost all the essential amenities you can expect back home, including fast broadband connections, local shops stocking British goods and brands.
The downside is that these areas can become very packed during the ‘seasonal months’ where all the holiday makers come to towns and prices can be on high side due to increase demand, including for rental property.
Those staying long term should look to the towns where you’ll still find plenty of the local amenities back home but will be further away from the beach. The pace of life is generally slower outside of Arrecife (the capital) with lots of apartments and villas at more affordable prices.
For a more authentic Spanish feel head to the rural areas such as the cute village of Femes nestled neatly on top of the mountains. Properties here offer private views of the stunning valleys below and access to great local food markets where you can purchase cheap wholesome meals.
There are lots of healthcare providers in Lanzarote and the standard of care is comparative to most Western countries. Doctor surgeries are called Centres d’Atenció Primaries (CAPs) and can be found throughout the island.
To register you will need:
your social security number
your Empadronamiento Certificate
proof of ID such as your passport
You will be issued with a health card to be kept with you at all times.
Both residents and non-residents can easily open bank accounts on the island of Lanzarote and the process if quick and similar to back home.
You can apply in person in any bank and most banks in the main resort areas have English-speaking staff who can walk your through the process and advise you if necessary.
You can open a non-resident’s bank account without an NIE number, but you will have to change this once you have your NIE number. Most expats open these accounts initially until they have obtained their number before switching over at no extra cost.
To open a bank account in Lanzarote you must be other 18 years of age and bring the following documents:
Photographic proof of identity such as a passport.
Proof of your occupation status (employment contract or payslip)
Confirmation of address (utility bill, driving licence or council tax bill no older than 3 months)
Whatever option you choose you will note that prices are far cheaper than those of the UK. Depending on location, size and your personal circumstances and budget you are sure to find something to suit.
For UK expats, purchasing is a relatively easy process. As a guideline you should calculate 10% of the purchase price to account for your expenses. You can pick up an apartment for as little as €60,000 (£52,000) in some of the rural areas with expansive villa properties reaching the millions.
Renting is a good option, at least for when you first arrive. This will give you a chance to check out different neighbourhoods and find the right one for you.
The usual minimum contract term for Lanzarote long term rental property is six months. You can expect to pay between €400 per month for a small apartment and upward of €800 for larger family accommodation.
When moving to Lanzarote with small children a key priority will be ensuring your children receive a good standard of education.
If you are intending to stay on the island for a long time and want your child to learn Spanish and work towards qualifications recognised on the island and mainland Spain then local Spanish schools are the best place to send them.
For those only intending to stay short term, private schools and international schools are a viable alternative.
Schools such as the British School of Lanzarote (Tahiche) and the Colegio Hispano Britanico (Puerto Del Carmen) allow children to learn Spanish and mingle with other expat children while also working towards GCSE and A Level qualifications recognised back in the UK.
What Others Say…
Wayne Middleton and Brian Witherford were professional and extremely helpful. Did a brilliant job. Would recommend Whites to anyone. Thanks very much.
Have used this company regularly for 5 years including my time in the armed forces. They are professional and efficient. Will use them again on our next move.
The move went very smoothly and they were very polite.
A very smooth move by White and Co. The team worked very hard and were polite, professional and helpful.