When you organise a house relocation to London or any other part of the Uk you need to be aware of some important regulations. In order to summarise everything in an understandable way, we have sat down with some of the most popular professional movers from the British capital. Here is everything legal wise you need to know when planning and executing a home move.
Surprisingly there are rules in regards to the type of transportation you use during your house move.
There are a lot of different types of vehicles aside from the standard car, that you can use to transport your belongings during the house moving process:
When you are using the services of a moving company, you don’t have to worry about the paperwork as the agency takes care of it. However, if you have decided to do all by yourself, there are a couple of forms you need to prepare.
When preparing for an international house moving you must be informed about the UK and EU regulations concerning dangerous goods. When moving from one country to another you need to have a declaration stating that all is fine and you are not carrying anything hazardous. If however, you have something that is included in the UN list of dangerous goods it needs to be declared at the border. Here is the content of that list:
If you are unsure if you have any belongings that fall in the listed categories make sure to ask an expert before organising your international relocation to London.
When it comes to crossing the border with your furry friends, you need to be properly prepared and have the necessary documentation.
International relocations with cats, dogs or ferrets are common and allowed as long as your pet meets the requirements of PETS.
If you own rodents, rabbits, birds, invertebrates, amphibians and reptiles you are in a luck, there are no restrictions in entering the UK with them. Of course, if they are from an endangered species, it is not allowed to own them in the first place.
When entering the UK with exotic non-native animals you need to check with your local experts first. Depending on the animal species, there are different requirements and documentation.
If you are bringing you houseplants along with you, there are 3 important criteria that it needs to fulfil in order to cross the border:
If all this seems a little much, why not just pick a reputable international moving company and have a secure relocation to London. All of the documents and forms will be done for you plus you don’t have to worry when you are crossing the border. It is best to be safe than sorry.
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