Removals to Menorca

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Why Choose White & Company?

Planning to move to Menorca 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 Spain & UK
  • door-to-door packing & removals
  • founder member of BAR, FIDI & OMNI
  • award winning service
  • established in the UK since 1871
  • fully insured
  • dedicated team of trained professionals
  • tailored removals package

We’re founder members of the British Association of Removers, FIDI & OMNI and have been providing removal and shipping services to destinations all over the world for over 135 years.

Whether you’re moving from Manchester to Menorca, or the countryside to Menorca, our specialist local knowledge will ensure your belongings arrive safely on Menorca, without disruption.

Our removals service

We offer weekly removals services to and from Menorca.

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 Menorca.

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 Menorca.

We offer weekly removals services to and from Menorca and the other Balearic islands.

With a facility in Palma Mallorca we operate a fleet of vehicles including Scania Road Trains to Mallorca.

Our smaller vehicles deliver to some of the harder to reach locations on the islands of Menorca, Mallorca & Ibiza.

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.

With full load services our team will arrange the unloading and unpacking of your household items exclusively onto our own fleet of trucks.

If you are moving with fewer items or are staggering your move to Menorca 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 Menorca. will ensure that all the relevant paperwork and customs clearance is processed correctly and 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.

Depot Locations

White & Company offers secure containerised storage facilities via its own depots, with 19 strategically placed storage facilities throughout the UK and Menorca to choose from.

Recognition

We are founder members of the British Association of Removers – the voice of the UK removals industry in the UK.

As such we are responsible not only for meeting the highest sets of standards but listening to our customers on how we can continue to improve our performance.

In addition to this we are also affiliate members of the FIDI & OMNI international relocation network and have industry partners all over the world.

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 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

Moving to Menorca is not as daunting as it first seems but there are some differences to how the move is handled 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 around more than 20 moves to and from Menorca and the Balearic 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 villa 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 Menorca.

  • Register – You must obtain an NIE number (Número de Identificación de Extranjero) which is essentially an identification number given to foreigners. It is an essential requirement if you want to work in Menorca and you will not be able to obtain a working contract without one.
  • Research – Holidaying is very different living somewhere full time. Take some time to consider where you want to live and what practicalities you need close access to, ie schools, work, local medical facilities.
  • Rent before you buy – It is generally advisable to rent before you commit to a purchase. Consult expat forums and speak to those who have trod the path before you already to gauge their opinion.
  • Read up on the lingo – Natives to the island speak the variety of Catalan called Menorquí, and typically speak Spanish fluently as a second language. Learn the language before you consider enrolling in classes.

Popular Destinations to Stay That We Cover in Menorca

  • Arenal d’en Castell
  • Binibeca

  • Ciutadella
  • Mahón

  • Son Bou

FAQs

Menorca or Minorca is one of the smaller Mediterranean Balearic Islands with a population of around 92,000. As such it is a much quieter island than its rowdier neighbours, Ibiza and Mallorca

The island’s highest point, called El Toro or Monte Toro, stands at 1,175 feet above sea level.

The capital city is Mahon which boasts a huge natural harbour with lots of apartments which can be rented or purchased at affordable prices for those staying long-term.

For families with young children Cala Galdana is a good option. The resort is situated on the southern coast of Menorca and is home to a beautiful curbed bay, with fantastic villa properties and no shortage of outdoor water-led activities.

If you’re looking for something a bit livelier, the pictueresque town of Ferrerries is home to lots of fresh produce markets and tapas bars with regular festivals held during the summer months.

Its central location, just half hour away from Mahon and the island’s ‘second city’ Ciutadella makes it a viable option for young professionals commuting for work.

Regardless of how long you intend to stay in Menorca, even if it is just seasonal you should apply for a health care as soon as possible.

They are free to obtain and you can apply for them at your local health centre, with one available at every town.

You will need to take the following documents with you:

DNI / NIE / Passport and residence authorization
An up to date colour photo of yourself 26 x 32 mm (with the same features as the one on the DNI)
Your Social Security affiliation number

Once processed this card will give you access to free health care in all the health centres of the Balearic Islands.

Even if you bank with a Spanish bank in the UK, such as Santander you will need to register and open a separate account in Spain.

To open a bank account in Menorca you must be over 18 years of age and bring the following documents:

Photographic proof of identity such as a passport.
Proof of your occupational status (employment contract or payslip)
Confirmation of address (utility bill, driving licence or council tax bill no older than three months)

If you are an EU citizen, providing you have your NIE number there are no restrictions to purchasing property on the island of Menorca.

There are two main costs to consider:

The first is the Stamp Duty, which is calculated as a starting amount of 8% of the purchase price up until the amount of €400.000. From €400.000 until €600.000 it increases to 9% and for anything over €600.000 it increases to 10%.

The second is the cost of the Notary and the Land Registry. This will be approximately 2% of the purchase price. If purchasing with a mortgage, there are further costs involved including the various taxes and commissions incurred in setting up a mortgage.

Finding a good estate agent is important, particularly if you don’t yet speak Spanish fluently. Many have English speaking staff.

Education provision, although of a good standard, is limited due to the size of the island. The only International schools to be found are on the sister island of Mallorca.

If you have small children you can send them to a public school In Mahon. Lots of expat children with limited grasp of the language are put in a class one year below their grade to allow them to catch up and teachers and said to be very supportive.

There are a number of schools catering for all ages. Mixing with local children certainly helps both with fitting into island life and improving your child’s Spanish proficiency.

If you have a British passport and driving license and are planning to travel to Gran Canaria in 2019, here are a few helpful tips to consider:

Currently, when you travel, you only need your passport to be valid until the last day of your stay. After Brexit however, this could all change.

It would be wise to ensure that you have at least six months validity on your passport when you arrive in Gran Canaria even if it means you have to renew it early.

The same principle applies to diving licenses. After 29th March, UK licences will no longer be legal in Europe and you will need to apply for an International licence.

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