What Are Your Obligations When Moving? A Complete Removal Guide

28 November 2022
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Your removalist conducts most, if not all, activities as you relocate your home. Nevertheless, the professional needs your input and assistance in some of these matters. This blog lists some of the client's obligations when planning a residential move. Hopefully, it should guarantee a seamless and successful move. 

Setting the Date 

If it were up to the removalist, they would move you as soon as you contact them. However, this is not always possible. Typically, you should have a date in mind as you contact the removalist. If possible, consider at least two alternate dates. They come in handy if your removalist is busy on your preferred date. So, how do you pick a date? Most removalists expect homeowners or an appointed representative to be present on the moving day. Therefore, ensure you are available on the proposed moving date. Besides, you may want to avoid moving during busy weekends and public holidays to avoid traffic jams. Moreover, most businesses remain closed during these periods. Therefore, you could experience challenges securing emergency moving supplies. 


The removalist expects clients to disclose the following. 

  • The exact location of your current home and new residence. Google maps is an excellent aid. This information helps the professional determine a suitable route.
  • All your household items. Most removalists prefer inspecting your home. However, when planning an emergency move, the professional could ask you to send a video of your household items.
  • Whether your household has pets, valuables, oversized furniture or cars under restoration. The removalist needs to organise special transport for these items.
  • The accessibility of your new and current home. For example, what is the width of the hallways and staircases? It helps the removalist determine whether to dismantle bulky furniture. 

Property Access

How will the removal crew access your home? Inform the security guards or your property manager that they need to allow the team to access your home. In some cases, the removalist could ask you to make parking arrangements. The removal truck should be conveniently located to ensure easy loading and offloading. In some cases, you might need to inform the body corporate of a proposed move. It is especially so if your strata association has strict regulations regarding night movement and noises. 

Finally, inform the removalist about the need for special services. For example, you might need on-site storage at your new residence. Alternatively, you might need to pick up some items from a storage facility. Such information helps the removalist organise a seamless move. 

Contact removalists near you for more information.