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Man with a van collections If you think that a man and van service only deals in house removals. You’d be wrong. These days, a man and van service can handle just about anything that needs to be moved. That includes hauling a student’s clobber from University room to parents’ house, helping with household clearance, … Continue reading "man with a van collections"

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If you think that a man and van service only deals in house removals. You’d be wrong. These days, a man and van service can handle just about anything that needs to be moved. That includes hauling a student’s clobber from University room to parents’ house, helping with household clearance, multi drop large parcel services, transporting flat pack boxes, moving office furniture and delivering large, heavy or bulky items sold or won on eBay.

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Using a man and van service for larger eBay collections and deliveries is the simple and easy way to get furniture, larger bits and pieces or bulk orders like sofas, wardrobes and beds delivered to your home or taken to the winning bidder. You don’t need to pay an expensive courier company, nor even go to the time and expense of hiring a van yourself for a day. No days off work, no lost directions, no worries about having to find a friend to help you shift the item.

If you’re in Manchester, or the person you just bought something from is, you can just let us handle it all for you. We are experienced in moving all kinds of loads all over the city of Manchester and beyond. We will pick up the item and deliver it to the destination, as long as one end of the journey is in or around Manchester.

Not in Manchester? Don’t worry! There are many other firms like ours throughout the UK, so you’re bound to find someone in your area offering a similar service then again we work nationwide. Man and van services are generally cheap, adaptable and easy to find and book. They have the muscle power and knowledge plus specialist equipment if needed to handle most loads. With eBay being the shopping location of choice for many people these days, thanks to its bargain prices, you can save a bundle on having big items delivered too.

EBay have articles giving advice on this, so you don’t need to take my word for it. A quick search of the site will lead to pieces giving advice on how to go about organizing your collection or delivery, how to tell a good man and van service from a bad one, and the kinds of services which would cost you extra.

There are even man and van businesses which specialize solely in eBay collections and deliveries; they advertise on ebay so just search for ‘man and van services for eBay deliveries’ and the listings will come up. It’s always a good idea to get several quotes for delivery or collection even before listing your item or placing your bid, so make sure to do your research and use a reputable man and van company with a landline as well as a mobile contact.

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Moving Home with Bad Back how to lift heavy boxes Moving home is already a hard task to do alone but it is a more difficult task if you have a bad back. People get hurt because they lift stuff the wrong way. But even if you are lifting boxes correctly, you can still hurt … Continue reading "Avoiding a bad back when moving home"

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Moving Home with Bad Back how to lift heavy boxes

Moving home is already a hard task to do alone but it is a more difficult task if you have a bad back. People get hurt because they lift stuff the wrong way. But even if you are lifting boxes correctly, you can still hurt yourself if you have a weak back.

Low back pain has made people miss work at some point of their life. Moving heavy items can break bones, tear ligaments, and strain muscles. The injuries can result to weeks or even months out of work.

Moving home is much easier if you hire a removal company for the job. They will do all the heavy lifting for you, and they will ensure the safety and security of the items during the move. Here are some of the benefits that you get when you book a removal company.

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A removal company knows how to pack things the right way so that the items will not be damaged during the move. They ensure that the items arrive at the destination in one piece and on time.

If you try doing things alone, you will not only strain your back but also there’s likelihood that an item will be destroyed during the move. Professional movers know how the method of lifting boxes correctly. They are careful to avoid any loss during the transit of the items.

Removal companies also have the right van for the job. There is no need to make several trips to move all the items from the old location to the new destination. It is the cost effective way of moving home. You’ll end up wasting gas if you make a move on your own.

Moving companies plan all the logistics of the relocation that will save you time and effort. No need to strain your back during the process. They will take care of everything and help you settle into your new home.

The professional movers will not only be lifting boxes correctly; they will also use their experience and knowledge to make the job take as little time as possible. They will reduce the transit time and complete the move on time.

Removal companies can schedule the arrival and departure of their movers at the convenience of the customer. That way the move can be planned according to your availability and don’t need to take time off work or other activities.

Heavy furniture and appliances are the hardest to move, especially for people with the bad back. The movers know the proper technique to move them with scratching the furniture as well as the floor or walls of the home. You don’t need to worry about anything while moving home.

You don’t have to risk injuring your bad back while moving home. Removal companies can help make the transit fast and injury-free.
If you do find yourself with a bad back check the advice on NHS Back pain page.

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What are the fees cost of moving home Moving home can be a very expensive and stressful process keeping on top of the costs one of the main areas of stress. It’s easy to let this part of the of the moving process raise further than it has to paying solicitors fees and estate agents … Continue reading "The cost of moving home"

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What are the fees cost of moving home

Moving home can be a very expensive and stressful process keeping on top of the costs one of the main areas of stress. It’s easy to let this part of the of the moving process raise further than it has to paying solicitors fees and estate agents are unavoidable but still negotiable! So always ask for discount and whether that is their best price, do not be afraid to ask this is your hard earned money.

One area you can save money is by hiring a man and van service to do the actual moving The cost of moving homeof your belongings rather than a full blown removal company who will charge a lot more than a smaller man and van company. Most man and van companies offer more than one man so will be able to provide a team of moving porters if needed. When looking for a man and van try and get one from recommendation and look for reviews online book with an established company who will have years of experience moving furniture and not with one that is “doing it between jobs” on moving day you will need experienced moving men handling your furniture and possessions.

You will find the only people who actual do any physical hard work for the money you pay during your relocation is the removal men.

•             Solicitors fees: when a property is bought or sold, the legal ownership sometimes called the title deeds must transfer from the seller to the buyer the process is known as conveyance.

•             Valuation fees: this is carried out on behalf of the mortgage lender even however you may have to pay for it. Most lenders charge valuation fees and the cost depends on the value of your property.

•             Searches: this is when your conveyance requests information from the local authority to confirm details about any planned developments that may affect the property. Searches are carried out to determine any additional information about a property that often isn’t evident initially. The fees for searches should come within the cost of the conveyance.

•             Stamp duty: If you’re buying a home, you are going to be taxed. And that tax is known as stamp duty after the official stamps that used to certify payment. At the time of writing if you buy property for more than £125,000, you pay Stamp Duty Land Tax of between 1% and 7% on the whole purchase price.

•             Removals: The physical process of moving all your belongings form your old place to your new home. Some people go the DIY route of hiring a van themselves other let professional removal companies or man and van services take the burden. These are the only people who get paid for physical labour.

•             Insurance: You now own a new home, so it is crucial to protect it, and also all your belongings. Household insurance is divided into two parts, buildings insurance and contents insurance. They can be purchased individually; some insurance companies offer a single policy cover for both which can save you money. Buildings Insurance provides cover for the property itself, such as kitchen and bathroom fittings and running water. It also provides cover for events such as fire, flood or even subsidence. Contents Insurance insures all your possessions inside your home. It’s up to you just what your insurance policy covers and the insurance quote will depends on how much it covers.

There is a lot of resources on the internet comparing lots of the associated costs with moving home most of these compare sites are getting a commission from you when you use their sites so they are useful for finding the supplier then go direct and get the discount yourself

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Saving money on your Manchester student move Moving your Stuff from home to your university can be pricey business. As a student, you cannot afford the high cost of student removals. not just that, the headache and trouble of packing the sleepless nights of sorting your things after you come in from the pub can … Continue reading "Saving money on your Student removals in Manchester"

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Saving money on your Manchester student move

Moving your Stuff from home to your university can be pricey business. As a student, you cannot afford the high cost of student removals. not just that, the headache and trouble of packing the sleepless nights of sorting your things after you come in from the pub can be tiring and maddening. Moving out is really one of the testing things you can do without, and can you get that extra pair of hands to help you. There is a solution to your problems. Manchester Student moving businesses are being advertised on the web.

We all know students are on a tight budget and we know Man and van services are businesses, so to keep both parties happy follow these tips, Get yourself prepared and be ready when the man and van arrives. When you contact the removal company for your quote tell them you will be all ready and prepared and that you are willing to help if it will keep the cost down. Also have everything down stairs and ready to go the shorter the time scale for the move the less it will cost. Get a fixed price quote for the time you need so you know exactly what you will pay, there is unscrupulous companies that will try and jack the price up but on the whole they are honest hard working guys. Student Removals in Manchester

If you are a student travelling a long distance like back home to Surrey from Manchester get a lift back and safe on the train fare. student removals

Students can move smoothly with NicksRemovals.co.uk  our website is where all the effort is made to book your removal and perform your move internet users who are looking for student movers and student moving companies have plenty of reasons why they use the services of Nicks Removals.

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If you are thinking of going it alone and setting up a small removal company or man with a van

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service you will have to make some choices of what road you will need to go down regarding your tax status here are some options. Sole trader, partnership or limited company? You have decided that you want to run a removals business – now decide how you will achieve this – starting a small removal company

  • Hundreds of thousands of people across the UK become sole traders every year, many starting in the transport business with removal companies and smaller man and van concerns, making this the most popular way to start a company. The reason? It’s easy and simple. As soon as you’ve registered with HMRC for Tax and National Insurance (which you should do soon after launch) you have a company you can call your own. The owners of limited companies may have to register their business a Companies House, but not a sole trader.
  • Sole traders can and do employ staff, but most often sole traders are people who are striking out on their own. When setting up in the removals business you may need help with labour unless you are targeting the “bags and boxes” market lots of young professionals are moving without the larger furniture items and usually rent flats and houses
  • The business you create as a sole trader will be all yours. All the profits go to you but then so too do all the losses. So get stuck in get your advertising out there and start earning. This is important as you will be personally responsible for any debts that the business may incur. Often people form limited companies to shield their personal assets from any debts the business may make.
  • There are no legal stipulations for a sole trader to draw up accounts (although a basic record of revenue and costs should be a minimum for any company). Sole traders simply have to complete a Self Assessment tax return every year something they can do on their own without the help of an accountant. This can be done online at HMRC.
  • A key advantage for sole traders over other types of business is that normally they can deduct losses made in the first year from future profits or other income they may have. Obviously you won’t be setting out to make losses but, if it’s a possibility, this could be useful.
  • Look at your market and target your customers whether it is Manchester removals to London or even further afield do not restrict yourself the world is yours to exploit

Partnership

The removals sector is very competitive. It’s important to offer a good quality service so that your reputation allows you to charge realistic and competitive rates.

  • If you like the simplicity of the sole trader set-up but you’d rather other people were involved in your business (two heads are often better than one, after all) then it’s worth considering a partnership.
  • Setting up a partnership is easy (just as it is to set-up a sole trader business) in that you’re a fully compliant trading entity the moment you register for tax with HMRC.
  • There is no legal requirement to draw up accounts – a Self Assessment tax return is all that is needed – and, if you’re likely to make losses in the first year or so, you can normally deduct them from future profits like a sole trader.
  • As the joint owner of the company you will split any profits with your partner. If there are any losses, you’ll be personally responsible for your share of the debt as well as those of your partners. But, you can get around this by forming a Limited Liability Partnership, which although being more complicated to set up than an ordinary partnership, does reduce responsibility for business debts in the same way as a limited company.
  • Partners often enjoy having someone else around who can help shoulder the workload. But, given that starting a business with someone can be more intense than marrying them, it’s sensible to get a solicitor to draw up a written partnership agreement before you start out. The agreement should deal with how the profits and work are split and what happens if one of you decides to up sticks and leave.

Limited company

  • Sole traders or partnerships might be easy to set up, but the fact that they don’t offer protection from a company’s debts makes a limited company a more attractive option for many. As a director of a limited company, and as long as you operate legally, your personal assets won’t be at risk if your company can’t pay back a debt.
  • Business people often choose to set up a limited company because they believe that to do so lends credibility to their endeavours.
  • Setting up a limited company is not difficult and is done by filling out a number of forms, all of which are available from the Companies House site. If you’d rather not do this yourself, there are companies that will set it up for you for a small fee.
  • The accounts for a limited company must follow a form set out in law. They will need to be drawn up by an accountant then submitted to Companies House. The fact that you must use an accountant has an upside – they should be able to advise on how you can legitimately extract maximum value from your firm (by, for example, supplementing your wages with dividends).
  •  It is usual in the removals sector to request prepayment from customers, so most of your income is likely to be cash sales so make sure you record all transactions with receipts.
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Why Hire Van and man?

There are practically as many usages for vans as there are different models and different types of vans . Whether you are moving house, flat or student room moving your goods or just carrying some work gear around, a man and van hire is the perfect solution.

Here are a few ideas to help you find the right type of van for your needs.

Moving House

A small removal company will base its processes around Luton vans or LWB long wheel based high top vans. There’s a good purpose for this no other types of vans offers such a great combination of load carrying ability and practicality.

The large box body of a Luton van offers a bigger load capacity of a similar sized long wheel base vans but over long distances will cost more in fuel.

Their extra width and height makes a huge difference when you are trying to load big furniture like wardrobes, sofas, beds and mattresses in, and unlike swb and lwb vans there are no wheel arches or doors to prevent you from loading flush to the sides which can happen with side loading doors on panel vans.

Luton vans can also come with tail lifts which can be useful with pianos and heavy furniture pieces unless you are assured you can lift the whole kit and caboodle at a minimum one metre off the ground lutons have taller bodies than panel vans.

Shopping For Big furniture or heavy flatpack ikea items?

Occasionally you need to make a large item buy – too large for a car. You might be able to get it delivered by the shop your buying from, but that is not always likely and can be quite untimely.

A good other way is to hire a van and do the delivery manually by yourself if your not going to use the services of a man and van removal! Which van you should hire rests on on the dimension of your purchase for very long items, look at a long wheel base or extra long wheel base van these offer load spaces up to 4m long like a Mercedes Sprinter.

For lots of bags and boxes or more regular sized objects, a short wheel base SWB van is probably your best bet, offering a good combination of payload and space.

If your purchase isn’t that big at all, but you happen to have a very small car or you just not got a car then don’t forget the advantages of a small van such as the mini van. Although they aren’t much bigger than a medium sized car, they have much more space internally and may well be sufficient for your needs.

Need To Move gear Around?

Whether you need to deliver goods from your business, home or transport goods or gear around for your own purposes, hiring a van can be the best solution if you only need it occasionally.

From car sized to nearly lorry sized, new vans are enormously capable and easy to drive easier than a car in some cases,  why not get a van hire quote from one of the many man and van hire companies today and save yourself the bother of numerous trips in an weighed down car or man and van transport services?

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Setting up a man and van business

With the recession biting and economic climate looking bleak man and van businesson the job front why not try and set yourself up as a self employed man and van service and start making a living undertaking small removals and local deliveries.

Man and van services are offering an alternative service to the public making it cheaper to move belongings and furniture instead of them having to hire a van with all the additional costs involved in the UK at the moment with the price of fuel and labour. It will also save you breaking your back when you could have someone else doing all the lifting and carrying.

Buy a van and get the phone ringing

The first part of this process is buying a van which can be very tricky you do not want to buy a banger you will be surprised how easy it can be to waste your money on the wrong vehicle there are some unscrupulous people out there willing to take your money for a van that has had the clock turned back and has done a lot more mileage than it appears meaning you will be paying out expensive repairs. Starting yourself up as self employed is the easy part. What takes a little extra effort and time is turning you and your van into a thriving little small removal business.

1. Build the right business this may sound apparent but you need to target the right clients are you going to target the domestic market which is traditional for a man and van or are you going to target office and businesses with courier work. A man and vans market is light removals and furniture jobs as well as deliveries to household addresses. A courier takes parcels and consignments to business addresses. As it stands, both markets are busy and there is more demand for man and van work and also more competition so be prepared to work hard for your piece of this work.

2. Decide on the right van for you try to buy a good second hand van outright if possible this will save you paying out on a loan and having the added pressure of this overhead. The model vehicle used for a man and van servicing the domestic market is a luton box van with or without a tail lift it will make it easier to unload and load if you’re just one man and with a van. If you’re aiming at the courier market a transit style normal van is more practical when doing courier work appearances matter more and you will have to buy a newer van which will obviously cost more money. Whichever way you choose to go getting your van signed up is essential for advertising, signage on your van to broadcast your service as you drive round and park up is a must.

3. Quotes accurate customers will usually phone round so you will have to be competitively priced and not price your self out of the job. Try and offer good value for money compared with someone going to the nuisance of doing the job themselves when they’d have to hire the van collect and drop off, pay petrol, load and unload the belongings around themselves and the stairs can be a killer..

4. Advertising yourself get business cards and flyers printed up and positioned in supermarkets and furniture shops notice boards. Pop flyers through letterboxes. Get your self listed on the online man and van websites usually for a small annual fee. You can go tot he expense of having a website like this one man and van net built but this advertising medium is very competitive and you would have to pay to promote your site on the search engines

5. You can think of lots of ways of generating work but if you give an incredible service once you’ve get work, make sure you do a high-quality job, as there is nothing better than word of mouth and reputation. Be punctual, trustworthy, reliable, professional, and friendly the customers always right remember moving furniture will come better with experience try not to damage or scratch walls use blankets and treat customer’s belongings like your own.

6. Once you decide on starting your own man and van small removals service you will have to let HMRC know you are becoming self employed and you will have to keep your accounts in order this means keeping receipts and logging incoming and outgoing monies

7. You will need satisfactory insurance to cover your clients’ belongings there is insurance called “goods in transit” which will cover items in your van up to a certain amount you will have to discuss this with your insurance broker you may have to look into public liability insurance as well.

So if you are dreaming being self employed, sit down and count the costs. Do you have what it takes to make this dream a reality, or will the disadvantages of being your own boss threaten to swallow up that business of yours? You could even expand to Spanish moves Have the satisfaction of being your own boss and if you stay prepared and determined you should be able to get to the top when your man and van service is much in demand with full bookings.

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I moved flat recently and contemplated using a removal company. Thinking this was my only option, that I would have to get a quote from the local removals company but I was wrong, there is another way. I used the local man and van Stockport service which ended up being a lot more reasonably priced and also saved me a quite a good bit of time too. For some time man and van services have been rivaling the bigger removals companies even though they have been around for years it is only now that they are a bonafide competition for big companies. They more repeatedly than not will equal if not beat the quality of service offered by a of bigger removals company and just be a little more easy on the pocket too. hiring a man and van is as straightforward as going on the internet, looking and getting one in your region, then calling them up or in some cases sending email for a quote and booking them either online or over the phone it is best to book online in my opinion with every thing done by email so there is no mistake with date time and addresses, it takes no time no time at all and most will have an online form that can be filled in asking for all relevant information. The man and van two men if requested will turn up on the day of the move, and if a packing service has been booked they will come with bubble wrap and boxes. Everything will packed up and in the van ready to leave for your new home, packaging up of belongings can be done yourself to keep cost down further. I would very much recommend using a man and van service or small removals company that can be recommended if possible your move is a small room with just bags and boxes or medium sized one, save your self time and money by booking a man and van.

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