It is quite exciting to either move to London or change your location in London. Once you need to organise a home removal using a lorry or van, there are many things to consider.
Keep in mind that London is the capital of the United Kingdom and is naturally extremely busy. As a result of this, a London home mover would need to deal with many more issues when compared to executing a move from a less busy location.
We will now look at some of the essential parking factors that you need to keep in mind during a London removal.
Traffic in London
London has the most traffic in the UK. So, when selecting a London moving company, you will need to hire a mover who is highly professional and experienced when dealing with traffic jams. They also need to have an excellent understanding of the location and surrounding areas. An experienced mover will know what to do to avoid traffic jams and ensure that you reach your destination as quickly as possible.
Parking in London
You need to consider if you have a driveway available at both the house you’re moving from and moving to. In the event that a driveway is not available at your new location, you should check out the area and find places where it is possible to park. The worst thing that can happen is to have the moving van arrive at your new home and there isn’t anywhere for it to park and have your belongings offloaded.
In order to avoid getting a parking fine, you may have to obtain a parking permit for the moving van or lorry. Each borough in London would have different types of parking permits. Fortunately, once you use a removal company, they would likely be able to assist with this task. Make sure that you check out your borough council’s website to get this information.
Red Routes in London
Using red routes is a great way to avoid traffic congestion and ensure that you don’t need to share the road with other drivers who constantly stop along the street. In the event that you need to park at any point on the Red Route, then it is likely you will need a special dispensation. If you don’t, then you’ll likely have to deal with a penalty and the associated charge.
Congestion Charge in Central London
Multiple things could happen on your moving day which you need to be mindful of. One of them is a congestion charge. You can pay this as many as 90 days before your move and it is best to pay it early. We can provide further assistance in dealing with London congestion charges.
Ultra Low Emission Zones & Low Emission Zones In London
Any vehicle in London that has a big engine needs to follow certain regulations according to the type of emission zone. So, when choosing a London-based removal company, you should always find out if all of their moving vehicles are in compliance with emission zone regulations. The low emission zone regulations are becoming increasingly difficult for large vehicles to remain compliant with, so you need to keep this in mind.
If you need to move to or drive in central London, then the moving vehicles will need to adhere to ultra low emission zone regulations. These types of regulations were implemented in April 2019 and you need to comply with them. Be sure to talk to your moving company and ensure that all of their removal vehicles are in compliance. In some cases, you may need to pay certain fees or you may not need to.
Check out the Transport for London’s website to learn more about these emission zones.
Using Central Moves Ltd for your London house Move
Central Moves will ask you if any of these parking laws apply to your old and new property in London and they will help you through the next process in getting your move carried out. If you are moving your own belongings and hiring a Van or Lorry you will need to organise any of these parking laws that apply to your properties yourself