Vans Brighton and Hove

Welcome! If you have visited this page you must be looking to move some items around the city and are looking for vans Brighton and Hove. 

This article is will attempt to illuminate the topic of vans Brighton and Hove. It will also be subtly attempting to dissuade you from using rental vans and use some of our professional (and often cheaper) hassle free services. Have a little read and make your own mind up.

Pros and cons of renting vans Brighton and Hove – mostly cons

There are a few ways to do this but at first, you need to set your priorities. Do you want to do it yourself? There is quite a palaver involved in car or van hire Hove and Brighton services. So that’s the first thing you should consider.

Is money is a key factor? Or you simply do not trust anybody to do this for you? If you need to move over a few days and make a few stops then perhaps renting a van long term could be a good idea. If you are determined to do it yourself there are some van hire depots in Brighton and Hove that we recommend:

Choice Vehicles
Add A Van
Europe car

Add a van is by far the cheapest and most relaxed service that you can find. Europe car is probably the most expensive but also the will have the newest and most expensive vans Brighton and Hove has to offer.

You will need to bring two forms of identification which include bank cards bank statements driver’s license or passport.

These stipulations often trip people up and the move that you plan to do that day will not be able to go ahead because you have the wrong identification or forms or do you not have them to hand at all.
This has stopped me from renting in the past and can ruin your plans.

You will also need proof of address which includes bank statements, utility bills and sometimes accepted are council tax bills or polling cards.

Checks can be made through the DVLA for additional costs. These are usually around 5 pounds.

This will check your driving history and other details so that you may be permitted to drive.
These companies usually take a deposit or freezer amount of money in your account, usually around £200-£500.

If you incur any damages whatsoever you will be heavily penalised.

Before we became a removal company we tried to renting vans and an unscrupulous van hire company charge me £300 for damage that I did not do. I’m sure you have heard a similar story from your friends or family.

Vans Brighton
The rental of vans Brighton and Hove is a real pain and often can be more hassle than it’s worth. They can also be more costly than hiring a professional company to do it in half the time.

It’s often cheaper as well as a van rental can set you back anywhere from £70-200.

And is your time not better spent elsewhere? At your job or having fun somewhere else? Or just having a cup of tea? Put your feet up as we are quite happy to work without supervision quickly and efficiently.

If you do not wish to drive the vehicle yourself or do you not have a license, you are able to hire a man and van Brighton service and these are often charged by the hour and some of these companies would be:

Gold Bear 🙂
The Brighton removals company
Man with a van (performing removals Brighton services)
Smooth Mover
Super Mover

The rates are often around £30 per hour to £45 per hour for one man.
If you are looking for something bargain basement with possibly no insurance then you could check on gumtree for something that fits your requirements. The above companies all have correct insurance and great references. A word of warning though – whatever your budget, do make sure that the company you’re using is reputable and fully insured. There have been a few nightmare stories in the tabloids over the last few years over uninsured companies causing huge amounts of damage and leaving the customer high and dry. Or worse still – there was a case up north somewhere of a company who loaded up their van with all of the clients worldly belongings and then disappeared entirely, never to be seen again! With some simple digging you should be able to find out how comprehensive and trustworthy the team you are using are. It’s really worth putting the time in.

Hiring is a company is a far better option that attempting the move yourself. Of course we are biased but we truly believe that paying for removals is amongst the best money you can spend. It’s not even a luxury, it’s a necessity. So often we talk to clients who have attempted a move themselves and decide pretty early on that it’s more trouble than it’s worth! If your motives are financial, late planning and then changing your mind can end up causing even more unforeseen costs.

If you want removal people to do all the lifting and carrying then you should opt for a two men and a van hourly rate which usually starts around £55 per hour.

When we are too busy to accommodate you and your move we are happy to recommend fellow Brighton removals companies, these would include
Smooth Mover
Super Mover
Love removals
These companies have been around for a long time and can provide an excellent removals Brighton service. The also offer office moves in brighton as well.

If you need any more information on Gold Bear Removals Brighton or if you would like to hire vans in Brighton and Hove then please get in touch now via our contact page or our quote form.

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