Local, established family run removals company
Leamington removals company Henry and Son Ltd offer a full range of professional removal and storage solutions for both home and business. Moving can be a stressful event, by choosing the right partner in Henry and Son Removals we will ensure that everything goes according to plan. Particularly, we want your removal experience to be one to remember and not forget.
Whatever your situation, Henry and Son is a Leamington removals company who personalise the entire move to suit your needs. In addition we offer a full range of professional removal and storage solutions, from one bedroom apartments to large Victorian houses to multi storey office blocks. Henry and Son Removals can undertake all sizes of private and commercial Leamington removals. We have an experienced team of 23 employees and a fleet of 6 specialised removal vehicles, not to mention purpose built storage facilities to help us deal with any removal request.
Customer feedback is all important these days
By the same token, customer feedback is also of great importance to us. As a member of The British Association of Removers we work to a code of practice that has been approved by the Trading Standards Institute. Furthermore, customer feed back has become very important in choosing any service provider. Social media platforms enable un-policed reviews to be shared with prospective clients so that you can have a more informed choice. Please visit our facebook page, reviews.co.uk or look at our Google Places reviews to determine if we would be a good fit for your removal partner?
Why move to Leamington?
If you are choosing to move to the Leamington Spa area is worth noting that Leamington, originally a small village called Leamington Priors it grew into a spa town in the 18th century following the popularisation of its water which was reputed to have medicinal qualities, in the 19th century the town experienced one of the most rapid expansions in England. It is named after the River Leam, which flows through the town. The town contains especially fine ensembles of Regency architecture, particularly in parts of the Parade, Clarendon Square and Lansdowne Circus.
Planning your removal day
Planning and preparation are essential for a smooth house move, in addition It can feel like there are a million and one things to do. There are certainly a lot of things to organise, so a well-planned, methodical approach will make all the difference and ease any moving stress. With this in mind your countdown needs to start a couple of months before your moving date, and certainly no later than a month before.
Two Months Before Removal Day
It may seem a really long time away, also time will pass quickly, and you don’t want to hold things up once the moving process really starts to gather pace. For this reason it’s a good idea to:
• Find a solicitor to handle your conveyancing.
• 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 Removal Day
• Inform schools of your children’s finish and start dates, Set up post forwarding with the post office.
• You need to notify the DVLA, Doctors, Dentists, Gas, Electric, TV, Phone, Banks, Councils, Insurance Companies and other key organisations of your new address.
• Agree a date for exchange of contracts and the date for completion (move day).
• Arrange cool boxes for chilled/frozen food on removal day.
• Label each box with the room in the new home to which it should be delivered. This will help the removals team
to get on with their job on moving day without having to keep stopping to ask you.
• Pack some “Open me first” boxes containing essential items that you will need immediately. Make sure these are clearly
marked so they don’t get buried under other boxes. See our ‘Packing Like a Pro’ section for more packing tips.
• 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.
• A point often overlooked is to 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, saving time on your moving day.
On Removal Day
• Talk to your removals team about the best time to pack chilled/frozen food. In particular 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/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; remember, you may have to wait for key release, so you’ll need something to keep them occupied.
• Plan to call your solicitor at around 10.30am to check on money transfers and find out what time the key will be released.