Vans Brighton and Hove

Welcome! If you are visiting this page you must be looking to move some items around the city and are looking for vans Brighton and Hove.  Well you have com to the right place as we offer the finest removals Brighton has to offer.

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.

Vans brighton and hove
Vans brighton and hove

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 and Hove
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.

As a seasoned removals person who has been serving the wonderful residents of Brighton and Hove for years, I’ve had the privilege of witnessing the advantages and disadvantages of renting vans in this great city. Whether you’re moving to a new home, transporting bulky items, or embarking on an exciting adventure, renting a van can be a practical solution. However, it’s important to consider both the pros and cons before making your decision.Let’s start with the pros. One of the most significant advantages of renting a van Brighton and Hove is the flexibility it provides. Brighton is a city bursting with life, from its lively streets to its beautiful beachfront. Renting a van allows you to explore all the city has to offer at your own pace. You can easily navigate through the narrow lanes and busy streets, ensuring you reach your destination efficiently.Renting a van offers convenience. Brighton and Hove are constantly buzzing with activity. Whether you’re moving to a new apartment in the iconic Regency Square or relocating your office to the bustling city center, having a van at your disposal can make the process smoother. You can transport your belongings or equipment in a single trip, saving both time and effort.Another good point about renting a van in this seaside haven is the cost-effectiveness. Hiring a professional removals company can be expensive, especially if you have a limited budget. Renting a van allows you to take matters into your own hands and save some hard-earned cash. With a variety of van rental options available in Brighton and Hove, you can choose a vehicle that suits your needs and budget, ensuring you get the best value for your money.Renting a van Brighton and Hove empowers you to personalize your moving or transportation experience. You can organise your belongings as you see fit, ensuring they’re transported safely. Whether it’s delicate antique furniture or a collection of surfboards, you can secure them properly and ensure they reach their destination in one piece. This level of control and customization is invaluable, as it provides peace of mind during a potentially stressful time.

The cons! One of the main downers about hiring a van Brighton and Hove is the responsibility that comes with it. When you rent a van, you become liable for any damages that occur during the rental period. Brighton and Hove’s narrow streets and busy traffic can pose challenges, increasing the risk of accidental scrapes or bumps. As a result, you need to be cautious and drive with care, otherwise it could cost you hundreds, maybe thousands in the blink of an eye!Another annoying bit about hiring vans Brighton and Hove is the requirement for a valid driving license. You have to have a full and valid driver’s license. This can be a hindrance for people who don’t drive regularly or for those who have recently moved to the city. However, for most residents, this shouldn’t be a major issue, as Brighton and Hove are well-connected with public transportation options.As you probably now parking is a total nightmare. Brighton and Hove attract tourists from all over, particularly during the summer months. Finding a decent parking spot for your rental van can be time-consuming and frustrating, especially in popular areas. It’s important to plan ahead and be prepared for the parking difficulties you may encounter during your rental period.Also most importantly hiring a van requires physical effort! It’s a lot more stressful than you think. Loading and unloading heavy furniture or numerous boxes can be tiring and demanding. If you have limited mobility or health issues, it may be worth considering alternative options, such as hiring professional movers who can handle the heavy lifting for you.

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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