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As a landlord involved in letting, whether you are new to the property ladder or an experienced pro, you may not think you need to know all that much about removals and storage services. However, there are times when these kinds of services may apply to your circumstances; if, for example, an appliance included in the original inventory, such as a heavy item such as a fridge, breaks down due to age and needs replacing, and the council in your area do not provide free removals; or, if you are furnishing a property and need a removal firm to assist with the work; or, if you own commercial or office property and wish to provide it fully furnished and need assistance doing so; or, if a tenant breaches the terms of their lease and the removal of goods is lawfully possible.

Needless to say, it’s more than likely going to pop up at some point. Accordingly, we are going to examine the ins and outs of the removals and storage sector, to make sure you know what’s what when it comes to these services.

Commercial and office removals

If you provide rental property or facilities to businesses and provide fully-furnished accommodation, chances are you may need the assistance of a removal company to help you get things from A to B at some point. The modification of what is likely to be a large environment and the removal of several items will need proper planning, in order to make sure the process is carried out in a timely and cost-effective manner. This can be implemented in large or small office spaces, and will go a long way to ensuring you and your business tenants maintain a reliable commercial environment.

House removals

House and home removals help landlords of domestic residences to furnish their property and move items between dwellings. Many companies also offer removals insurance to ensure any landlord possessions are covered in case of accidental damage. The value of which a firm will cover your belongings for will differ, so it is advisable to take a look at the terms and conditions of any companies you are looking into, to make sure you are properly covered.

If a tenant breaches terms of lease

It is possible for a landlord to secure payment of rent due to them by seizing goods found at the premises of a tenant, if they have breached the terms of their lease. However, it is recommended that bailiffs be used under such circumstances, though you may then require the services of a storage facility before you are able to sell the items. The content seized must be the property of the tenant and lawful proceedings need to be followed.


If you are a landlord and considering removal or storage from a company then you will also need to consider the implications of anything going wrong. For this grey area there is the option of insurance to cover you and provide reassurance. Storage insurance is essential in terms of making sure you are covered should loss or damage of goods occur to your belongings, while a removals insurance policy will provide cover during transit and actual removal.

Eco-friendly removals

As a landlord in the modern climate it is one of your responsibilities to make sure that you stay in line with green initiatives and are eco-aware. Many removal and storage companies now invest heavily in making sure their services are eco-conscious, so you can be rest assured that your possessions will be taken care of in an appropriate manner. This is done through such efforts as using recycled materials and hire crates instead of boxes where applicable. You may also wish to consider such services as eco-friendly insurance for landlords.

Alexanders removals company London, are a leading home and office removals and packing company, with a first class self-storage facility in North, South and West London.

Please Note: This Article is 9 years old. This increases the likelihood that some or all of it's content is now outdated.


  1. A great post. These are important things to think about when letting out a property, self storage companies are great for these situations and you can easily get access to them when needed.

  2. Like you have said there is such a variety of removals companies that offer different services that it is important that you pick the one that is best to fit your needs and that you feel comfortable with.


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