What do you know about removal companies? Do you know how to choose one when you need to move house?
With so many options out there it can feel a little overwhelming. Plus, there’s no solid way to investigate a company’s track record — online reviews can be faked.
Or is there? The AFRA exists to do the hard work of investigating and accrediting their member companies so you don’t have to.
Check out how it works here!
What Is the AFRA and What Do They Do?
The Australian Furniture Removers Association (AFRA) is a professional organization of the best in the removal business. This body takes its job very seriously and carefully reviews every application they get from removal companies.
The organization investigates and accredits members based on how they run their business. And it’s not a one and done thing. Member companies must undergo regular audits so AFRA can ensure the best customer experience.
Protecting the Consumer
In order to join, a removal company must be in compliance with the AFRA’s long list of requirements. Most of these requirements are in place to protect the consumer from poor or outright dishonest business practices.
For example, member companies are required to have insurance, keep their vehicles and equipment in good working order, and properly train all employees. These and other policies make it far less likely for things to go wrong during your move.
AFRA even requires that member companies use the organization’s paperwork for job quotes, contracts, and the like. If the company chooses to use their own templates, they must be approved by AFRA.
If, after all this, a dispute happens to arise, AFRA helps with this too. They will act as a mediator between you and the company to reach an accord. The removal company has already agreed to whatever AFRA decides. However, you can still take action through Fair Trading if you are not satisfied with the result.
Everything is designed to ensure your removal goes off without a hitch.
Benefits of AFRA Accreditation
You can feel at ease knowing that you’ve made a good decision with hiring an accredited removals company. Whether you’re moving across town or across the continent, anything can happen to your stuff if it isn’t handled properly. AFRA accreditation gives you confidence in your choice.
Another big benefit is the time you save by not having to do your own research. AFRA, as an organization of experts, does it better than you anyway. They have thoroughly vetted every member in their organization and examined policies that you would never think to ask about.
AFRA member companies tend to be a little more expensive than the bottom of the barrel, dirt-cheap moving companies — but it is worth every extra penny!
Enjoy a Stress-Free Removal
There are plenty of things to worry about when moving, which removalist to hire shouldn’t be one of them. Choose an AFRA-accredited company and feel confident in your choice.
Your priceless heirlooms will be waiting for you in your new home!