It doesn't matter if you're moving across town or across the country, moving house is a tricky process. There are so many things to remember, but there's one part that's easy to forget. Many homeowners do not anticipate parking restrictions so the moving truck can be easy to load. Here are some steps to feel better prepared.
Understanding Parking Restrictions
Sure, loading a moving truck requires a great deal of physical effort, even though your moving company will handle the heavy lifting. But is it even going to be possible for the truck to stay in a place where you can load it? It's easy to overlook the fact that many relevant parking restrictions can apply, both outside your current home and at your new home.
If the moving truck can safely fit on your driveway, then you don't need to be concerned. But when this is not possible, the truck must remain on the street and be loaded there. The trouble is that a permit might be required for this, which is entirely dependent on your local parking restrictions.
You might not be aware of the applicable parking restrictions outside your own home. After all, you probably don't park on the street. You're less likely to be aware of any restrictions outside your new home.
Contact your local council. Most councils will have concise guidelines pertaining to the parking of a moving van on the street. These guidelines will detail whether or not you will have to pay a fee (which will then need to be incorporated into your moving costs), and this fee will vary depending on the precise location where the truck will be parked (as different parts of a city have different parking rules), along with the size of the truck, and the length of time it will be there. Ideally, there won't be a fee at all, provided the truck only remains parked for a designated amount of time, but you'll want to confirm this.
Failure to adhere to your local parking guidelines can result in a hefty fine. This isn't a complication anyone wants, especially considering all the other things you need to focus on during the moving day.
Work With Your Moving Company
Many removals companies take this into consideration and will be able to obtain the permits necessary for them to do their work. This is by no means guaranteed, so you need to ask. If they've already arranged the permits allowing them to park on the street directly outside your home (and your new home), then there's no problem. This cannot be assumed, and it might be that you will need to make the arrangements yourself. For more information, contact house removal companies.