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When moving home, making sure you have a trusted man in van can make all the difference. However, as there is often a plethora of services available, it can be very tricky deciding which one will give you the best service and rates, but an ever more pressing issue is how trustworthy any particular service might be. Because many man and van operators are ‘one man bands’ it might be difficult finding solid customer feedback from standard sources, such as the internet. In these cases, the opinions of those you know and trust can play a vital role in setting your mind at ease.

Suppose you are looking for a SW18 man with a van online, and find some good customer feedback on their web page, or on relocation forums. While this may seem convincing initially, it’s always best to take any customer testimonials you find online with a pinch of salt. After all, there is nothing to stop the service provider writing these themselves, or getting someone they know to do so etc. The same can be said for seemingly unrelated forums. Essentially, it’s very easy to create an image online that does not represent the reality of a service.

This is where a trusted opinion becomes paramount. If you are planning on hiring a man in van in your area, try asking around friends, work, and family, or anyone you know that might have used a local man and van service recently. This way, you get trusted and honest feedback from people you know, and will quickly be clear on whether a particular local service is any good or not. It can even be worth asking at your local pub, cafe or grocer if you know the owners fairly well, as they may have information on local services that you weren’t aware of.

Asking for trusted opinions may also open up other options. Perhaps for example, one of your friends hasn’t used a man and van service recently, but knows someone who runs one, and can get you discounted rates. Essentially, it’s always worth your time (and money!) to ask around your social circles before booking any man in van service.

Of course, it’s important to remember that reputation is essential to a man with a van. They generally don’t have the advertising budget or internet presence of larger removal companies SW18, so will get a lot of their business through word of mouth. Another viable way to get a trusted opinion on a particular service is to ask the man and van for some references from previous customers. Ideally, you want to speak to them directly to get an honest portrayal of their services and pricing.

When all is said and done, if you are still not entirely satisfied that you are booking the right service, then it’s always best to trust your instincts. There are plenty of man with a van SW18 services available, so make sure to choose one that you are totally happy with, as hiring a service you aren’t sure about will only add to the stress of moving day. In a nutshell then, you should try to get recommendations from friends/colleagues and family first, checking with the man and van for references if there is anything you’re not sure about. Finally, if you still have reservations, it can be worth seeing if they are registered with the National Guild of Removers and Storers, and the British Association of Removers, as these are both official bodies that regulate the removals industry. If a service provider is registered with them, you can be fairly sure they will be honest and trustworthy.