About Britannia Leatherbarrows
Britannia Leatherbarrows provides removal services whether, you are relocating to Europe through work, because of family, or your retirement, Britannia Leatherbarrows based in Christchurch, Dorset can move you anywhere in Europe, including moving to France, moving Spain and moving to Portugal.
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From the first contact to the final delivery they showed professionalism, efficiency and above all a personalized treatment.
Helping us with the best solutions for timing, planning, pricing and security to make it adequated to our specific necessities.
They did the above and beyond from the first visit to evaluate our need to the great job that the drivers and team of collection and delivery.
Great services, great people, great company. I do recommend.
As can be seen on previous reviews!! Final invoice is double the estimate !!
I got 3 different companies to send out estimators to our house to come and calculate volumes and give as an estimate to store our houses content for 4 years.
Quote 1 was £1200 per year (Nowstorage)
Leatherburrows Quote was £1400 per year
Quote 3 was £1800 per year
We took leatherburrows quote as we were taught you don’t take the cheapest quote and you don’t take the most expensive, in the middle should be a balance between cost and value.
When all our stuff was packed and taken away we received an invoice that equated to £2800 per year.
When questioning the invoice vs the estimate as to why it was double ??!! The response was, “sorry, we supplied an ESTIMATE which you SIGNED and unfortunately there was more stuff in your house than we culculated for (they said their estimator had 30 years experience estimating). “We are willing to reduce the rate slightly as a goodwill gesture ! And if you are not willing to pay these rates (£2400 per year) then you would need to come collect your stuff as we can’t be held accountable for an ESTIMATE.
Bearing in mind I had already paid Leatherbarrows a separate fee to pack and collect my houses content. I now had to pay another company to go and collect my houses content from leatherburrows and take it to the new storage company in quote 1 which stood by their quote of £1200 for the exact same content leatherburrows we’re trying to charge me £2800 for.
To which I responded “No thank you I will have my stuff taken away and stored somewhere else”
When I told [name removed by Sirelo] (General manager) I was having my stuff taken away he became very unhelpful. Not responding to emails, not responding to the Newly instructed removal company’s emails especially after arranging with [name removed by Sirelo] that he would communicate with them in order to make the process efficient and to get my goods out of their way as quick as possible.
As a last resort we had to contact London Head office ( Britannia Movers) to intervene and get [name removed by Sirelo] and his team to release the storage container numbers and information via email so that the new removals company could go and collect my goods.
I could not believe to what extent [name removed by Sirelo] and his team went to try and rip me off, fortunately I had the money to pay another removals company to go and collect and store my goods as I was told by [name removed by Sirelo] that if I don’t collect my goods they would just carry on charging me at the new rate which was double the estimated rate.
This company and their staff do everything possible to get your business and then when they have it they double the rates and in some cases as you can see on the other reviews triple them !!
I tried to find out from [name removed by Sirelo] who is the managing director of that branch how this business relationship went so horribly wrong. And his response was “[name removed by Sirelo] is dealing with you, I am not interested, you are not willing to pay our prices and have decided to take your goods away. [name removed by Sirelo] did not want to answer any questions to why the final price was double the original quote, it was as if he was dealing with this sort of problem on a daily bases.
Don’t go anywhere near this company! Not for removals, not for storage, not for anything !!
If this review had a feature whereby I could upload the estimate and final invoice I would, as well as all the email correspondence I had to have with London Britannia Movers.