This international removal company will help you move abroad in 4 steps
How our international moving services work
Fantastic Services can assist you with every aspect of your upcoming move (currently, we only offer international moving services within the EU). Every session begins with a viewing by a skilled surveyor, there is the option of a video surveying, when necessary. All this is to determine the scope of the work and provide you with a no-obligation quote.
Should you accept our quote, we will dispatch a fully equipped crew to your address that will pack all of your belongings. Some of the packing materials they will use include packing paper, furniture protection blankets, bubble and clear stretch wrap, as well as sturdy packing boxes of suitable dimensions. They will then use upright and 4-wheel trolleys to load everything inside the van. All crews drive modern Luton vans and carry a public liability insurance of up to £10 million.
If you are not able to receive your items right away, they will be stored in a secure storage facility within London, which is CCTV-surveilled 24/7 to ensure the complete safety of your belongings. Your items can stay there for a minimum of 7 days up to a month or more, depending on when you want to receive them abroad. Our national removal company can also assist you with container shipping, car and vehicle relocation, and with customs clearance work.
Facilitate your international relocation with these extra services
End of tenancy cleaning
If you’re moving to Europe from the UK, but still didn’t have time to clean your rental property, we’re here to help. Simply add our end of tenancy cleaning service to your removals booking. We will then dispatch a team of fully equipped professionals who will scrub, wipe, and polish all surfaces in your home until your landlord surrenders and gives you back your deposit in full.
Perhaps you need to fix something in your old property before the move. Or maybe you are moving lots of flat-pack furniture abroad that you want to arrive already assembled. Whatever the reason is, the skilled handymen have all the tools to make your troubles go away for good.
Did you find any items lying around that you don’t want to bring to your new place? No problem – the rubbish removal team will ensure that everything is safely collected and disposed of at your local landfill site, freeing space in the removals van for the belongings that truly matter.
In the heat of an international move, few people have the time to remember when was the last time they’ve cleaned their carpeting. By booking our carpet cleaning service along with your move, you will rest assured knowing that your carpets are clean, fresh, and ready to use as soon as we deliver them to you. We only work with certified carpet technicians who will use professional equipment and detergents to remove just about any stain from any type of fabric.
Popular EU destinations our clients have moved to
Still undecided on where you want to start your new life? Below, you’ll find the most popular destinations picked by our clients, as well as an estimate of how fast we can help you get there.
International removals to Spain
Our customers all seem to be attracted to coastal cities, so most of our moves are carried out to towns like Malaga, Murcia, Palma, and Barcelona. Madrid and Valencia, however, are also popular locations. We can deliver your items to most Spanish cities within 24 to 36 hours. If you consider moving to Spain, read our topic about what it is like there and what to expect as an expat.
International removals to France
With France, people mainly prefer relocating to Marseille, Lyon, Nice, Brittany, the Alps, Corsica and, of course, to Paris. However, as with Spain, coastal cities to the south remain just as alluring to the British folk. We can deliver your items to most French cities within 12 to 24 hours. Thinking about relocating to France? You can read our post on what to expect as a newcomer there, from prices to local habits, cuisines and so on.
International removals to Germany
Our experience shows that Berlin, Munich, and Frankfurt are unequivocally topping the popularity chart. We can deliver your items to most German cities within 24 to 36 hours.
International removals to Italy
It would hardly come as a surprise that Rome is on the popular cities list. However, destinations in the regions of Umbria, Sicily, and Sardinia are also preferred by many UK residents. We can deliver your items to most Italian cities within 36 to 48 hours.
Video Surveys From Experienced Movers
In order to ensure a smoother moving process, we can do a video survey for your convenience. Instead of sending a surveyor for inspection to your place, we can see all we need on camera via live footage. Just use your smartphone or tablet.
Watch the video to learn more about the benefits of video surveys.
Frequently Asked Questions
Q: How quickly can you relocate me to another country?
A: Unfortunately, we cannot give you a specific time frame since this depends on a lot of factors. After the initial survey and once we have all necessary information, a company representative will contact you with an estimate of how long your international journey is going to take.
Q: Can you assist me with an international move on short notice?
A: Usually, most customers get in touch with us 3 months before their expected move date in order for us to have enough time to book a consultation and sort out all paperwork. However, we can also assist you with an international move even if you only have a few days to spare.
Q: How much does a moving service of this calibre cost?
A: The final price is shaped by many factors, such as the volume of goods you want to move, the types of properties you’re moving to and from, the country and the area you’re moving to, as well as if you own any special items (pianos, safes, etc.) and on how you want them moved.
Q: Does my service involve upfront payments?
A: Before the move, we will ask for an upfront deposit equal to 50% of the price for the whole job.
Q: Who is this service suitable for?
A: Just about anyone! From tenants and students to businesses who wish to open a new office.
Q: Are there any extra costs involved?
A: All extra costs (if any) will be listed in your final quote. Such costs, for example, could be road, bridge, or ferry fees, late hour charges, or fees for moving specific items, like pianos. Please note that fees for items that are not considered duty-free will not be reflected in the quote.
Q: Can I pack the items myself?
A: This mostly depends on where you’d like to go. However, we always encourage our customers to leave the packing to us to avoid potential problems with the customs (for instance if you are trying to import something that local laws forbid), as well as to avoid the risk of damage.
Q: What if I’m not ready to receive my items yet?
A: If that’s the case, we can place them inside a storage facility and deliver them to your desired destination as soon as you’re ready to accept your belongings.
Q: What happens if some of my belongings arrive damaged?
A: If you suspect that some of your items were mishandled during the delivery, please inspect the goods and submit a damage claim (if any) within the next 72 hours so that we can assist you.
Q: Are there any requirements I should be aware of?
A: You need to arrange a parking space (6-8 metres) for the team as otherwise we will be unable to assist you with your international move. Please contact your local council for more information.
Q: Are there things you’re currently unable to perform?
A: Unfortunately, we are currently unable to provide you with pallet or container packing services. Although planned in the future, as of yet we are also unable to ship items overseas.
Q: What is your service coverage?
A: We can help you move from any point in the UK to any location within the European Union and vice versa. Some of the more popular destinations include Germany, Spain, France, and Italy.
Q: What are the benefits of video surveying?
A: Video survey has numerous benefits. One is that it's available 24/7 and it can fit around your schedule. It's a real time saver considering we are all working from 9 to 5. You won't have to book time off work. Instead pick up your phone and let a mover guide you through.