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UK to Spain Moving Company Recommendations ?

Posted: Thu Jul 25, 2019 11:34am
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LeeH1969

Posts: 29

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Hola

We are taking the plunge and moving from Essex, UK to Torrevieja in January (have brought a house completion is end Sept 2019 then we are having some builders in).

Was wondering if anyone could recommend a company that operates from UK to Southern Spain to come pack up the 4 bed house and move it to our new one.

It isnt about cost, its about reliability and professionalism... this is our life in a box !

Obviously its not a small load :)

thanks in advance

Lee

Cheryl

Cheryl

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Thu Jul 25, 2019 12:26pm

Posts: 1028

Location: Albatera

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Posted: Thu Jul 25, 2019 12:26pm

Hello Lee, before you do anything you will need to get building licences from the Ayuntamiento and if you are on an urbanization you would need to get clearance from the community first. Some builders will include this, others will go ahead without it as it is not their responsibility to get approval for the works.
If you are going to be in the UK when the building works are going on it will be essential that you have full trust in the builder and are certain that they are registered and insured and will provide you with quotes beforehand and a Factura for everything you pay out as trying to save 20% on IVA could end up costing you a lot more. Although it is not unreasonable to pay installments as you go, make sure you see receipts for goods purchased before you pay for them and always keep a fair chunk back as an incentive for the works to be completed to an acceptable standard. Heating should also be factored in as you will need it from October to March or April.
For anything else about moving to Spain, there is Jim's guides - your complete guide to Spain

All the best for the future.

LeeH1969

LeeH1969

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Thu Jul 25, 2019 12:37pm

Posts: 29

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Posted: Thu Jul 25, 2019 12:37pm

Hello

thanks for the advice, however i am purely after any recommendations for movers.

We already have property in Spain, have a company CIF and Nies just decided to move lock stock and barrel to the land of Sunshine

rather than commuting all the time :)

When i said builders, i should have been clearer and said painters. sorry !

Lee

Kimmy11

Kimmy11

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Thu Jul 25, 2019 12:45pm

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Posted: Thu Jul 25, 2019 12:45pm

Hi Lee,

I'd recommend Coles & Sons, tel: 01295 275074 - they're based in Banbury, Oxfordshire, but travel all over both the UK and Spain.  They're a family business, very courteous and professional - take a look at their Facebook page too: see how much pride they take in their beautiful trucks and it will give you an idea of how they care for your belongings.

When we moved from Surrey to the Costa Blanca in 2016, they charged £3,600 for the contents of a 4 bed, 4 receps. house, with double garage, including contents of a large garden shed, 10 granite garden planters and a cruiser motorbike - fully insured and included up to 3 months' free storage, if required.  All arrived on time at our new home in Spain, nothing missing and nothing damaged.  The nearest quote we got to Coles & Sons was Bishops at £7,000.

Kind regards,

Kim

ElaineR

Fri Jul 26, 2019 9:02pm

Posts: 28

Location: Gran Alacant

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Posted: Fri Jul 26, 2019 9:02pm

We have used Coles of Banbury couldn’t fault them at all very professional driver was very helpful & polite nothing damaged nothing missing excellent service from start to finish 

UKHandyMan4Hire

UKHandyMan4Hire

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Sat Jul 27, 2019 10:03am

Posts: 581

Location: Aspe

518 helpful posts

Posted: Sat Jul 27, 2019 10:03am

I can personally recommend Andy at Wiseguys https://wiseguysremovals.com/

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Hope it helps

Pix Elated

Pix Elated

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Sat Jul 27, 2019 4:18pm

Posts: 225

Location: Villamartin

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Posted: Sat Jul 27, 2019 4:18pm

Movers International are very good, the lads were very helpful set up the beds, made sure we were happy before they left.

They are based in Preston phone 01772 651570, they also have offices in Alicante.

Worth getting a few quotes as prices can vary.

Willy

Willy

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Mon Jul 29, 2019 8:38am

Posts: 392

Location: Benijofar

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Posted: Mon Jul 29, 2019 8:38am

Howells & Son great company and will store the stuff this end if necessary, can highly recommend them.

https://www.facebook.com/howellsandson/

Pacoboy

Pacoboy

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Sun Dec 1, 2019 2:50pm

Posts: 294

Location: Algorfa

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Posted: Sun Dec 1, 2019 2:50pm

Try David James removals the reliable inexpensive and most important Legal

Nigel78

Mon Dec 2, 2019 8:55am

Posts: 40

Location: Los Altos

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Posted: Mon Dec 2, 2019 8:55am

Hi I would recommend Movers international, they will come to your house, load up and store until needed, I found the extremely helpful. If you ring them for a quote, the amount can be negotiable. If you google them you will find their number, they moved me from South Wales do distance is no object.

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