We have recently come across a news article telling a story of how a young couple, were left with nothing after they hired a ‘man with a van’ removal company they came across on popular social networking site Facebook.

A couple of men came to their home, packed up all their belongings and drove off with the promise they would meet them at the new home. They were never seen again. The couple were obviously left devastated! We’ve taken a look into this and shockingly this isn’t a rare thing to happen! Countless times families have been using so called removal companies, and when it comes to moving day they end up with nothing! So how can you make sure this doesn’t happen to you? Research!

Social networking is a great tool if it’s used right! Check out their reviews and customer comments and see how they did! Although social networking has become increasingly popular, you can’t rely on every company to use it, why not check out if they are a member of ‘Which Trusted Traders’? Or their website might have a ‘Reference Line’ link. The British Association of Removers (BAR) is also a great website to check out! If you mover is a member of BAR you can be sure you are hiring a professional, reputable and most importantly safe removal company! All of these are a positive sign for a successful move!

Unfortunately these things to happen to innocent people, make sure you’re not a part of an unfortunate statistic and do your homework before you hire your mover!