How Much Removals Cost

by | Feb 1, 2024

House moving doesn`t have to be expensive. Movivan provides reliable and affordable moving services across all London boroughs and beyond. Our prices start from as little as £65.00 per hour and we have a minimum charge of 4 hours.

Last year we completed over 1,200 jobs and based on the prices we have given we can say that the average moving costs will be around 4% higher in 2024 compared to 2023. Our forecast for this year is:

  • The 1-bed property average cost will be £325
  • 2-bed property’s average moving price will be £560
  • 3-bed average moving costs will increase to £880

What Are The Key House Moving Costs Factors?

Size of the move

Probably the most important aspect of any house move is the size and volume of your belongings. Based on the total volume we can advise on how many men and vehicles will be needed, the time it will take to complete the move, and the moving costs.


London is a very busy and congested city. Depending on the traffic sometimes even 5 miles can take an hour. Knowing your collection and delivery addresses we can estimate the travel time and advise on the travel moving costs.

Services Required

Adding extra help like packing the boxes, carrying a piano, or going into storage, can change the removal price of your move. When there is more than one service requested, ask our friendly sales team at Movivan to send a removal surveyor to give you a flat-rate quote.

Property Access

Parking and building access in London could be a nightmare. The more our removal crews need to walk to load or unload your belongings the higher your London moving costs will be. To provide accurate help and pricing we need all information possible from yourself.

How Much Local Moves Cost?

Moving locally is generally cheaper compared to moving far. There is always the option of using fewer vehicles to save from parking fees as the movers can do multiple trips if needed. Based on our many years of providing local London removals, we have gathered our average prices in the table below.

BedroomsRemoval CostsPacking CostsBoxes Costs

The figures provided in the table are approximate, as the number of items to be moved from a 2-bedroom property may occasionally exceed those from a 3-bedroom property, resulting in higher moving costs for the former compared to the latter. The best way to receive an accurate quote is to contact us and provide as many details as possible. If you live in a big property, we offer a Free moving survey done on-site or over a video.

Submit your details and get an accurate house removal cost!

Why Using Movivan Will Cost You Less?

✨ We charge only for the service you use when hiring Movivan at an hourly rate!

✨ No stairs fee – only the time we need to complete the move!

✨ When moving long-distance, you pay only one way.

✨ All furniture wrapping and protection is on us!

✨ We can give very good discounts on the moving costs if you are a repeat or recommended customer.

What Is The Right Way To Get Accurate Moving Costs From Us?

Getting an accurate moving price from Movivan Removals, or any moving company, involves several steps to ensure that you receive an estimate that reflects the specific details of your move. Here are the right steps to follow:

  • Contact us. You can either fill our contact form, send an email to or simply call on 0208 0033 260.

  • Request an in-home survey from Movivan Removals. This is very important if you are moving out of a bigger than 2-bedroom property or when you are moving long-distance. This is the most accurate way for them to assess your moving needs and provide a precise estimate. During the survey, a company representative will visit your home to evaluate the size and weight of your belongings, access to your property, and any special requirements.

  • Be sure to provide comprehensive information about your move. Include details such as the number of rooms, types of items to be moved, fragile or valuable items, and any specific services you require, like packing or storage.

  • Ask Questions: Don’t hesitate to ask any questions you may have about the moving process, their services, insurance options, or pricing. Understanding their policies and terms will help you make informed decisions.

    • Compare our quote with a few competitors. We don`t mind trying to match or find lower prices than ours. We are confident our removal prices are realistic and resonate with the items we need to move and the services we need to provide. Quotes from other companies that are 20% or more cheaper than ours have either hidden charges or simply their services are limited and do not match the level of service we will provide.

    • Review the Estimate: Carefully review the estimate provided by us. Ensure that all your requirements and concerns have been addressed. If you have any discrepancies or questions, contact them for clarification before signing any contracts.

    • Schedule the Move: Once you’re satisfied with the estimate and the terms, schedule your moving date with Movivan Removals. Be sure to confirm all details, including the arrival time and any additional services you’ve requested.

    • Prepare for the Move: Start preparing for the move according to the timeline provided by Movivan Removals. This may include packing, labelling, and organizing your belongings.

    By following these steps and conducting due diligence, you can ensure that you receive an accurate and fair moving price from Movivan Removals while minimizing any potential surprises on moving day.

    ” Movivan gave us the most reasonable quote for a short-distance but complicated house move in East London. The three-man team arrived on time, communicated clearly, and were friendly. They dealt with a problem (the wardrobe boxes we had been promised did not arrive) efficiently. We were very happy with the service. 

    Arthur, Trustpilot ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

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    Do You Have A Minimum Moving Fee?

    When hiring Moving Removals at hourly rates we have a minimum of 4 hours charge. Even if the move takes less time we will invoice you for a minimum of four hours.

    When the price is fixed there is no minimum charge as the cost has been agreed and will not change if all circumstances are as agreed.

    What Other Costs I Can Expect?

    There are a few additional extra moving costs to consider when moving around London:

    Congestion charge: The congestion charge is a flat fee of £15 per day for petrol, diesel and hybrid cars. It operates from 7 am to 6 pm Monday to Friday and from 12 pm to 6 pm on weekends.

    ULEZ: ULEZ zone charge – our vehicles are ULEZ free, so you get to save with us when using Movivan

    Parking: Parking suspensions and dispensations – the price will vary from borough to borough

    Long-Distance Removal Costs

    If you are moving long-distance probably you worry that using a removal company can cost lots of money. There is no way to know if this is true or not until we get more details about your move. Moving far away and taking your home possessions can be an expensive experience, but it all depends on the size of your long-distance move. So, what are the main differences compared to a standard local move?

    Distance: The distance between your current location and your new destination plays a crucial role in determining the overall cost of your move. Generally, the farther the distance, the higher the cost. Moving far away requires more time, resources, and coordination compared to local moves.

    Fuel Costs: Fuel costs are directly correlated with the distance of the move. The longer the distance, the more fuel will be required to transport your belongings to the new location. Fuel prices can fluctuate based on market conditions, which can impact the overall cost of your move. The average extra fuel charge you will be looking to pay will be £2.00 per mile/vehicle between the collection and delivery address.

    Labor Costs for Traveling Crew: Another significant factor when moving far is the compensation for the moving crew. When moving over long distances, the moving company must factor in not only the time spent packing, loading, and unloading your belongings but also the time it takes for the crew to travel to your current location and back to their base. This includes expenses such as wages, accommodation if overnight stays are required, meals, and any other associated travel costs.

    What You Can Do To Lower The Removal Costs?

    Here are some strategies to help reduce your removal costs:

    Declutter Before Moving: Before you start packing, go through your belongings and declutter. Get rid of items you no longer need or use. Anything unnecessary can add to the overall volume and increase the price. Sometimes just disposal of a few big items can lower the amount of removal vans needed and the price can be significantly lower.

    Pack Yourself: Instead of opting for full-service packing offered by moving companies, consider packing your belongings yourself. This can save you a significant amount of money in packing labor charges. Start packing well in advance to ensure you have enough time to organize and pack your items properly.

    Use Free Packing Materials: Instead of purchasing packing materials, try to acquire them for free. You can ask local businesses, such as grocery stores or liquor stores, for free boxes. Utilize newspapers, towels, and blankets as padding for fragile items instead of buying bubble wrap or packing peanuts.

    Flexible Moving Dates: If possible, be flexible with your moving dates. Fridays and Saturdays are typically very busy, so if you can change your date to when we are not busy we might be able to give you a very good discount.

    By implementing these cost-saving strategies and being proactive in your planning, you can effectively lower your removal costs and make your long-distance move more budget-friendly.

    ” We booked Movivan at short notice for our move from London to Sussex, on a recommendation from a friend who had used them for her move recently. They were so accommodating, both in fitting us in and last minute changes to itinerary. On the day, the team were astoundingly efficient and we were simply amazed at how quickly and smoothly they managed to move everything to our new home. Outstanding, friendly service at a very reasonable price. I’m so glad I booked you guys, thank you for taking the stress out of moving! ”

    Che-G, Trustpilot ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

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