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Removals to Charente

Removals to Charente

Burke Bros Moving Group provides a european removals service to and from all areas of Charente.   

Whether you require your entire household contents, a part load and/ or a vehicle moving to Charente, we offer regular door-to-door European removals service to meet your requirements.

With our expertise in international removals and particularly with our specialism in moves to and from France, we are your trusted removals company for removals to the Charente region of France.

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Comprehensive Services

Customs clearance: navigating customs can be complex. Our team handles all necessary paperwork and procedures for you.

Local knowledge: We have extensive experience in handling all aspects of moves between the UK and France, particularly to the picturesque Charente area which means we can provide insights and advice to help make your move as smooth as possible. Whether you’re moving to Angoulême, Cognac, or any other part of Charente, we know the best routes and local regulations to make your move efficient. 

Regular services to and from Charente. Whether you require a direct load or a shared load, we offer a service to meet your requirements. We also offer vehicle transport to and from Charente and the UK.

Packing services: Our professional packers can pack for you and ensure your furniture and belongings are safely packed using high-quality materials.  We also offer bespoke crating for any specialist items that you’re taking with you to Charente.

Storage Solutions: If you need storage before, during, or after your move, we provide secure, short-term and long-term storage options. We can also arrange storage in Europe should it be required.

Removals to France – The Process

One of our experienced estimators will visit your home to determine the volume of goods that will be making the trip to France, as well as your packing requirements. Our representative will discuss with you how the moving process works, from the collection stage in the UK, right through to delivery to your new residence in Charente. We will give you a realistic quote, without obligation, based on a first-class, high-quality service.

Part Load Removals to Charente

Part loads to France offer a cost-effective solution for those with fewer belongings to transport. This service allows your items to share space in a removal vehicle with others’ goods, reducing costs. It’s ideal for small moves or when you’re flexible on delivery times.

Dedicated Service to France

Dedicated removals to Charente provide a personalized service where the entire removal vehicle is reserved for your belongings. This option suits larger moves or when you need your items delivered on a specific date. It offers direct transportation from your current residence to your new home in France, ensuring a quicker and more tailored moving experience.

Packing For Your Move to France

Export packing for your move to France involves specialised materials and techniques to ensure your belongings are securely protected during transit. It’s crucial for international moves, where items can be exposed to various handling stages and environmental conditions. Our professional packing services use durable materials and methods tailored to each item, from wrapping delicate glassware to crating valuable art, ensuring they arrive safely at your new home in France. This service provides peace of mind, safeguarding your possessions throughout their journey.

Awkward Access to Your French Property

Tranship vehicles are an essential component of international moves to France, particularly useful when direct access to your new home is restricted due to narrow streets or regulations. These smaller vehicles ensure your belongings are transferred efficiently from the main transport truck to your doorstep. This method enhances the flexibility and accessibility of the moving process, guaranteeing that all items, regardless of the final location’s constraints, are delivered safely and on time to your new residence in France. We can arrange smaller vehicles in most areas of France if required.

Navigating Customs Clearance for Your Move to Charente

Moving internationally can be complex, and with the UK no longer part of the EU, understanding customs requirements is crucial for a smooth removal to France. At Burke Bros, we guide you through every step, ensuring all your belongings comply with the latest customs regulations.

Key Documentation: Prepare an itemised list of your possessions, translated into French, which will be essential for customs clearance. This inventory should be detailed, including the value and description of each item. You’ll also need proof of your new residence in France (such as a rental agreement or property title), a valid identification document, and, if applicable, a work visa or proof of retirement.

Customs Declarations: For certain items, specific customs declarations may be required. Our team will help identify if any of your belongings fall under restricted or prohibited categories and advise on the necessary documentation.

VAT and Duties: While most personal belongings moved for relocation are exempt from VAT and duties, it’s important to understand the conditions and limits. We’ll assist in ensuring your move qualifies for these exemptions.

Prohibited and Restricted Items: Be aware of items that cannot be imported into France or require special permits.

  1. Weapons and Ammunition: Bringing firearms or ammunition requires prior authorization due to strict controls.
  2. Drugs and Narcotics: Carrying narcotics is forbidden, except for prescribed medications that must be accompanied by proper documentation.
  3. Counterfeit Goods: It’s illegal to import fake products, which are subject to stringent penalties if discovered during customs checks.
  4. Endangered Species: Items derived from endangered species are banned unless you have the necessary permits from CITES.
  5. Cultural Artefacts: Certain cultural items might need specific authorization or documentation for export or import due to their historical value.
  6. Agricultural Products: Restrictions apply to the movement of plants, fruits, vegetables, and other similar products, often requiring health certifications.
  7. Animal Products: Importing products like meat, milk, and dairy from outside the EU is generally prohibited, with some exceptions for specific regions.
  8. Pets: Moving pets across borders requires them to be micro chipped and vaccinated against rabies, and they must have a valid pet passport within the EU.
  9. Personal Belongings and Household Items: When transferring personal goods, ensure you adhere to regulations concerning the transport of items that might suggest commercial use without proper declarations.

How We Can Help: At Burke Bros, our experience with international moves ensures you’re not navigating these regulations alone. We provide personalised support to complete all necessary paperwork, offer advice on packing and shipping to meet customs requirements and keep you informed of your shipment’s status every step of the way.

Living in the Charente Region

Located in the Centre-West of France, the department of Charente is named after the Charente River which flows through the area.  The area is flanked by Charente-Maritime, Dordogne, Haute-Vienne, Vienne and Deux-Sèvres.

The climate in the Charente region is a temperate climate, characterised by warm summers and mild winters due to its close proximity to the Atlantic Ocean.  Summer temperatures typically range from 25°C to 30°C (77°F to 86°F), making it pleasantly warm but not usually scorching. Temperatures rarely drop below 5°C (41°F) in the winter.  The region is famed for benefiting from a substantial amount of sunshine, contributing to its reputation as a favourable location for viticulture, particularly the production of the famous Cognac.

Towns and Popular Expat Destinations

If you are moving to the Charente department, there are a number of appealing towns and villages to choose from, with some of the most popular being Angoulême, Cognac, Jarnac and Confolens.  The region has numerous hiking tracks and the Charente River is great for days out for lots of water activities or a gentle cruise on a water boat.    

Angouleme– Known as the “City of the Image,” the capital of the Charente department is well known for its impressive cathedral and well-preserved medieval architecture and for hosting the annual international Comic Festival. 

Cognac- famous around the world for brandy production, Cognac also features charming cobblestone streets, historic buildings and the impressive Château de Cognac, which dates back to the 10th century.

Jarnac- Jarnac also has a rich heritage in the production of Cognac, hosting esteemed houses like Courvoisier. The town’s tranquil streets, lined with quaint houses and inviting cafés, offer a glimpse into traditional French life. Visitors can enjoy leisurely walks along the river, explore local markets and visit the historic Château de Jarnac for a taste of the region’s cultural and culinary delights.

Confolens- a picturesque town, renowned for its rich cultural heritage and scenic beauty. The town is famous for its annual Confolens International Folklore Festival, which attracts performers from around the world. Confolens is a delightful destination for visitors seeking an authentic French experience.

Property in the Charente

Property in the Charente is known to be excellent value for money for expats and are often substantially lower than in the neighbouring department of Charente-Maritime.  Property prices are stable, with a variety of styles to suit all preferences from rustic properties to city townhouses and apartments.

 Contact us  

Burke Bros Moving Group offer weekly services to all parts of France. For more information on removals to Charente and all departments of France, please contact Burke Bros Moving Group on sales@burkebros.co.uk or on 01902 714555

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