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Topic: Removal Costs
User: red (view profile)7 Aug 2004 - 13:52
Does anyone have any idea how much it costs to get moved to Spain from the UK?

User: admin (view profile)9 Aug 2004 - 14:39
We'll be adding a new page with some sample removal costs in the next two weeks - I'll email you when it's ready if you like.

User: red (view profile)18 Aug 2004 - 10:12
Any news on when this new page will be?

User: admin (view profile)20 Aug 2004 - 10:07
Should be next week.

User: admin (view profile)4 Sep 2004 - 14:25
The sample removal costs are now online. See this page: http://spain.othercountries.com/pages/articles/index.asp?page=moving

Sorry it took so long!

User: sandy (view profile)18 Mar 2005 - 00:25
we had a quote this week of nearly £6000
Then another one today for £2900  the cheaper one is offering one months free storage in uk. so do shop around there is no differnece in th ematerials they use to pack your belongings with....sandy

User: stuart (view profile)12 Jun 2005 - 16:44
Hi everyone,hope you find the following info useful.
There are a number of ways to move your belongings over to spain,some cheaper than others.Ive based the prices on a 3.5 tonne van,which will move the average 1 bed flat or the average 2 or 3 bed house with a minimum of furniture ie 1 double bed,fridge,freezer,tv,sofa,armchair,and about 30 good size packing cases.

1.Move yourself.
Hire a van,be sure to inform the hire company of your destination so they can price the hire
accordingly.This is important in case of breakdown,and any problems at customs or with insurance should you need to claim.
The downside of d i y removals is that you do all the work and its an 9 day return trip from the UK to the Costa del Sol and back.
Never be tempted to overload the van,if you get  your van weighed by the traffic police its a large fine if your found to be overweight.

Van hire.750.00
Fuel.    350.00
Ferries. 250.00
Tolls.    50.00
b and bs 150.00  per person.
Meals     50.00  per person.

Total...1600.00
The costs above are based on crossing from the UK via Dover or Folkstone,you can sail direct to northern Spain but this pushs the cost higher allthough there is less driving.

I will post more options a little later as my typing finger is falling of.
   





User: stuart (view profile)13 Jun 2005 - 15:33
The other options are to go with a removal company,prices can change on a daily basis depending on how busy the removal firm is,ferry prices,fuel costs etc all effect the price.If you choose to use one of the big companys then you may well pay more,after all they have large overheads,office staff,reps,etc.The cheapest quote is not allways the one to choose,make sure the removers have goods in transit insurance,G.I.T.for short. Ask to see the certificate, Ask if they can give you references from other customers they have moved.Any good firm will be happy to put  your mind at rest and go the extra mile to secure your business.Find out if theres any extra costs,like waiting time.You can check to see if the company belongs to any trade body,like B.A.R. I dont hold much faith myself in some trade bodys as payment to the body seems to be the main criteria.And there not cheap to join.  

User: shelley (view profile)28 Feb 2006 - 14:21
Hi

Does anyone know how much it would cost to transport a car to southern spain?

Yes, I know it sounds daft but I don't want to drive through France etc with an 18th month old screaming in the back!!

User: sophieblue (view profile)20 Jun 2006 - 15:12
Hi all just to let you all know, that i run a european transport service and can offer you really good prices for removals to mainland spain. im not here to promote my business but just thought it may be of use to anyone on here! looking at about £1200 ish for a van removal to malaga for example

User: Bobbydog (view profile)24 Jun 2006 - 01:46
Hi,
Try a company called UNION JACK in the UK, i have lived in Spain for nearly 9 years and i have seen their Removal Vans coming and going and i have never heard a bad report about them.
Hope this helps you

User: daveyboon (view profile)30 Jul 2006 - 10:35
I will be driving a large luton van to the south of France around mid-september to drop off a few bits of furniture for a friend. Most of the van will be empty. I'm then looking to travel onwards to Spain, preferably to the Costa del Sol where I have friends, though I also have friends in Barcelona and Portugal. If you are interested in hiring me for a part load- virtually the whole van, please do get in touch. I'd really like to catch up with my mates. Not very good @ internet so best way to reach me is by text on 07940 263110.

User: ET BROKERS (view profile)6 Sep 2006 - 09:09
Costs depend upon numerous factors, but greed is an important factor.
To move a typical 3 Bed House load say from Birmingham to Malaga will eleicit some very different quotes.
The best we have been able to find (over the past three years) was an all in price of £1100.
The highest that we have ever been offered was £8700.!!
It all depends on who is going where and when.

Also I noted the names of several companies and a few mentions of BAR etc. Although it is true that payment of a fee can get a company ,embership of certain organisations, without going through a broker the end user has little option other than getting personal recommendations!

Talking of which a good tip is to check out companies house for UK companies. Also just check how many telephone numbers they have had over the past three years!! (Also subtle changes to names may give clues!!)

Best regards

User: jasonc (view profile)19 Sep 2006 - 13:23
hi sophieblue could you ley me know how to find your company on the site please

User: sophieblue (view profile)19 Sep 2006 - 14:50
Hi Jasonc
If you want further details please email gailstevens@totalise.co.uk and i can send you all our information.

regards
sophieblue(gail)

User: Sarah190383 (view profile)1 Oct 2006 - 11:13
Hi guys!

We moved out and used RDF Couriers who loaded from Manchester - Malaga.
They gave us 35 cubic meters for £2700 total cost.
They took 3 days to deliver too which was great.

We have past their details on to lots of friends here and everyone has been happy.

Think the cost is either way too if anyone is moving back to the UK.

Their details -

www.rdfcouriers.com
rdfcouriers@aol.com
rdfremovals.com

Good luck!!

User: twopints (view profile)20 Mar 2013 - 16:57
If using a removal company book direct with a bonafide long established company who can offer recommendations and reviews and not with a broker who will just sell your lead on or take a percentage of the price. Always get a minimum of 3 removal quotes  make sure the company have a landline number and provide the company address

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