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Making Payment when Moving to France

Oct 21. 2014

Step 5 – Payment

Moving to France from the UK might not always be plain sailing. It is standard practice that all moves have to be paid prior to leaving the UK. By moving with a member of the BAR Overseas group it offers you financial security on your advanced payment. You then obviously expect that the removal company, having received your payment, will carry out your removal services. This presents a potential risk for customers. However, using a member of the Bar Overseas Group will provide you with a financial guarantee, through a bond, giving customers complete peace of mind. You can be secure in the knowledge that even if a problem arose or a member went out of business, your payment is protected by this financial guarantee. Meaning your goods will be delivered from door to door. In recent years, there have been many examples of financially insecure moving companies accepting payment for international moves and not being able to fulfil their obligations. When this has happened customers not only lost their money but had to find the same amount of money a second time, i.e. pay twice, not to mention all the stress and frustration of rearranging the move, last minute, through another moving company, sometimes from another country. This is why it is important to use a BAR member as it gives you a 100% guarantee that you will be protected, even if the unthinkable should happen.

Once you have compiled and contacted your shortlist of international moving companies and have compared their quotations, you should be ready to make your choice. You may simply choose on the basis of cost or you may prefer to go with the company that makes you feel the most comfortable with your possessions. Don’t always assume you are comparing apples with apples. You should always examine the finer details of the quotation and the quality, experience and professionalism of your chosen removals company.

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