Hinckley Removals company Henry and Son Ltd is a leading UK removals company based in Hinckley. Together with SJ Sharp removals who merged in 2007 who were established in 1935. As a result we have years of experience and so we make moving easy. Please take time to search customer reviews from social media on the companies you are considering. When you are moving home, you may well need the support of a professional moving company. We have a proud history of helping people with removals in the Hinckley area. To begin with we have 23 well trained staff, along with a modern fleet of 6 specialist removal vehicles. To sumarise our team are here to find out what is important to you when choosing a Hinckley removal company.
What’s Hinckley like?
It is worth noting that Hinckley has a history going back to Anglo-Saxon times; the name Hinckley is Anglo Saxon: “Hinck” is someone’s name and “ley” is a meadow. By the time of the Domesday Book in 1086, Hinckley was quite a large village. Subsequently it grew over the following 200 years into a small market town. Likewise the market was first recorded here in 1311. Now days it is a bustling, busy market town that boasts a newly developed retail site called “The Crescent”. Together with modern dining, Cinema, gyms and high street brands its a real gem. Hinckley is a great place to work and live and is always ready to welcome new people to the town.
Planning your removal: removal tips & advice
Countdown to your move…
Planning and preparation are essential for a smooth house move.
• To begin with find a solicitor to handle your conveyancing, we may be able to recommend one!
• Start researching removals companies in your area – see our ‘Tips on Choosing a Removals Firm’ for advice.
• Also start a moving folder and keep all your documentation together in one place.
• Begin clearing out the items stored in your loft!
One month before moving
A month or so before your move date, you’ll probably be starting to feel the strain a little.
• Finalise details with your estate agent and solicitor, so you know what you need to do and by when.
• Inform schools of your children’s finish and start dates.
• Dig out your legal, medical, and insurance records and put them in a safe place where they won’t get lost during the move.
• Also set up post forwarding with the post office.
• Make sure your friends, family and important contacts know your new address.
• If you need to put items into storage we can help with that, just ask.
• You need to notify the DVLA (driving licenses, vehicle registration details), doctors, dentists. Also banks and building societies, councils, insurance companies. Aswell as private health insurance, life insurance and other key organisations of your new address.
Two weeks before moving
• Empty your loft.
• Arrange cool boxes for chilled/frozen food on removal day.
• Inform the gas, electric, water, cable, and telephone companies that you are moving and also notify TV licensing.
• At this point, it’s a good idea to keep in daily contact with your solicitors. By now you should have exchanged contracts and have set a date for completion. This is your removal day.
• Generally you would leave a spare set of keys with your estate agent. This means you can post your keys back through the door when you leave your old house. Thereby saving time on your moving day.
On move day
• Talk to your removals team about the best time to pack chilled/frozen food. You want to give yourself enough time to pack food items, but to minimise the amount of time that food is out of the fridge or freezer.
• Pack a bag of personal items you may need during the move. If you have children, pack a bag of games and activities for the trip. Ordinarily you will have to wait for key release, so you’ll need something to keep them occupied.
• Above all plan to call your solicitor at around 10.30am to check on money transfers and find out what time the key will be released.