Simpsons Removals & Storage

5.3
Out of 26 Sirelo reviews
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About Simpsons Removals & Storage

Simpsons is the removals company for all your moving needs. In October 1979 founder Barry Simpson formed Simpsons Removals and Storage Ltd and the Kent based company has since become a leading industry brand. For all home removals, business removals and relocation services throughout the UK, Europe and the developed world, the professional moving team at Simpsons can help.

Blue Hawk House
DA10 0PP Dartford

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Simpsons Removals & Storage Ltd
# 02769414

Services

International removals
National moving
Excess baggage

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5.3
Out of 26 Sirelo reviews
46% of the users recommend this removal company
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We paid for their service (in full), then 5 days later their BAR membership was terminated (they did not meet the financial requirements). They did not inform us of such, which means if they default you could lose your protection by the BAR for a refund (if they go bankrupt). 5 months later (still no delivery, had to pay another company) and they are bankrupt. Funds lost.
Moved from Wiltshire (United Kingdom) to Istanbul (Turkey)
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Moved from Manchester to Gran Canaria
For the sake of your sanity and your wallet, do not use this company! They lie, they fob you off, they are rude and aggressive when you try to get help, they take your money and do not send your items!
It took over 6 months to receive our furniture in the Canaries, the items eventually arrived but could not be released because Simpson´s had not paid the sea carrier or destination agent,, our furniture sat on the docks for 5 weeks!
Every phone call to them is a promise that the correct person will call you back! They never do! The managing Director [name removed by Sirelo] does not respond to your calls or emails. We received an email to say they were going into liquidation, but according to Companies House they are still trading?
We paid 2,700 pounds upfront to Simpsons and an additional 2,600 euros to the agents here to get our items!!!!! If they haven´t already gone bust, they deserve to! Worst experience ever!
Service cost: £5,500
Order ID: 512065
Moved from Manchester (United Kingdom) to Gran Canaria (Spain)
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THEY ARE UNRELIABLE AND DISHONEST. THEY WILL TAKE YOUR MONEY AND YOU WON'T GET A REFUND. AFTERWARDS THEY WILL TELL YOU THAT THEY WERE PLACED UNDER LIQUIDATION. We paid them to move our furniture from London to Cape Town. After 6 months I had to get another company to ship our goods as they had kept it at their warehouse the entire time. They don't respond to emails or phone calls. Lost almost £3000. Very unprofessional and our goods were not even professionally wrapped. I would rather do business with Somali pirates than these dishonest people. They deserve no stars at all. Reported them to Trading Standards. They dishonestly took my money knowing that they were not able to ship my goods. In my opinion this is clearly criminal behaviour which should be investigated by the police.
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Dishonest-they are under liquidation
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Fraudulent- the are out of business
Moved from London (United Kingdom) to Cape Town (South Africa)
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I am really disappointed by Simpsons Removal Office.

I have signed up with them because I was assured that a load was planned in Scandinavia end of March. I have gone through the whole process (without any explanation of how things were done - the only person who explained a bit things was the guy picking up my stuff!) of documentation, insurance and paying the full amount, and right after the final payment they told me that my stuff won't arrive for another 4 weeks !!! Without apologies, without any compensation.

It is very different to pack stuff in order to receive them the following week, and when you pack to receive them the following month! And even after 10 days of changing, they are incapable of giving us a FIXED DATE.

The only good thing was the picking up of boxes (which were announced at 7.30AM in the morning without picking-up hour slot - so not helpful). The removers were nice, although sometimes a bit quick, and even dropped a box...

Let's see what will happen during the delivery now... If that will happen one day!

Read more: https://www.removalreviews.co.uk/movers/simpsons-removals-180
Moved from London (United Kingdom) to Oslo (Norway)
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Excellent service, very stress free. Made my move to Spain easy. Nothing was too much trouble , professional and the lads was great.
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Cost
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Organised
Moved from Sheffield (United Kingdom) to Malaga (Spain)
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We've been in South Africa nearly five months, but our move has not yet left the UK, with no despatch date given. Simpson's tell us that their low price stops them teaming up with another mover to fill our container for despatch. Periodically, they tell us that they are 'working hard' to complete the move.
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Unable to despatch
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Unable to deliver
Moved from London (United Kingdom) to Kleinmond (South Africa)
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Terrible service. Removal was agreed to take 7-21 days from collection date. It was delayed over 2 months. No communication at all. e had to chase and chase for information about our things. We paid rent in an empty property and they never cared to tell us even though they knew they could not deliver in the time frame agreed. Items arrived damaged (including a broken table). No compensation offered.
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cheap
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bad service
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misleading and abusive contract
Moved from Sevenoaks (United Kingdom) to Seville (Spain)
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We arranged the delivery date for a certain date. 3 fialed attempts. i got my things 3 weeks later. Some things broken
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3 attempts to deliver. 20 days after the date
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Broken ittems
Moved from London (United Kingdom) to Madrid (Spain)
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Pros
No broken possessions.
Pick up was very professional.

Cons
Once you're out of the country, the 6-8 weeks delivery time becomes the delivery time once it has made it to a boat, for which they have no specific date in mind. They will lie to you to get your business.
You then start calling them to ask when it will be delivered and they send you form emails inviting you to spend an additional 50% of the original cost for them to send it now.
They lie to you about a date.
The date passes.
They're not sure why it was not sent.
You threaten legal action.
They send your shipment with a third party company after holding it for 11 months.

Staff are rude and unhelpful once they have your money.
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No damage
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The bit where they are supposed to deliver things.
Moved from Birmingham (United Kingdom) to Auckland (New Zealand)
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This has got to be the worse company I’ve ever moved with. We were completely taken in by the sales pitch, ‘family run, independent, been moving people to South Africa for years…’ Yet the local firm they've hired to move our things here had never dealt with them previously.

They’ve made several errors to date:
1. They didn’t ship when we asked them to. When I contacted them they said I’d given no instructions to them, until I produced the paper trail.
2. They tried to charge me storage when the quote said storage was for free for the first 4 weeks. They then agreed that they would not charge and that they would bear the cost of storage beyond four weeks due to their mistake mentioned above.
3. When the container arrived they had not sent the Bill of Lading - a legal document - which meant the shipping company wouldn’t release the container until this was received by telex. We only became aware of this when Bayley’s South Africa (their agent in this country) notified us that there was an irregularity. We called several times but were told it had been lost in the mail! We had a good friend, who works in exports, contact them on our behalf. It still took over a week to produce a copy.
4. Bayley’s South Africa now have our furniture but have refused to deliver the goods as they’ve not received payment to deliver them. This is over $2600. They invoiced Simpsons on 28th Sept. Simpson’s have consistently not paid, lied to us about having received the invoice, and told us yesterday that the payment was being processed but told Bayley’s within an hour of talking to us it can’t be processed as the accountant is on holiday.
5. I rang today after emailing them (they don’t respond to emails) and asked to speak to the MD - [name removed by Sirelo]. The sales manager (who refused to give his name) hung up on me.
6. [name removed by Sirelo] their office manager is probably one of the rudest people I’ve had the displeasure to do business with. She has lied, and lied and told more lies to cover their backs.

DO NOT USE THIS COMPANY. I can only assume by the similar situations people are find themselves in that Simpson’s have a cash flow crisis and can’t pay their moving agents overseas.
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Cheap
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Local to my UK address
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Woefully inefficient
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Still not delivered furniture
Moved from Chelmsford (United Kingdom) to Phalaborwa (South Africa)
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Overall service as expected nothing more or less
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House efficiently packed up
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Reasonably priced
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Sakes rep exaggerated need for unnecessary number of parking bays outside property unnecessary cost incurred
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Bit to my ch chasing for information on container and vessel
Moved from Bromley (United Kingdom) to Dubai (United-Arab Emirates)
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All done as agreed, but We would have liked the company to be a bit more information from the company. E.g reassurance about dates agreed and that the payment was in order.
Also the mails could benefit from being less hostile/threatning about consequences, we would have loves a more friendly tone especially when all was in order.
But very friendly staff and nothing was missing or broken when delivered
Moved from Richmond (United Kingdom) to Aarhus (Denmark)
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Complete bunch of lies from start to end. Poor service. Poor customer service. Poor excuses for not doing the job they were paid to do. Very disappointed and many broken items which they are not accepting liability for, even though THEY, the PROFESSIONALS, packed the house.
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Inadequate packing and don’t care attitude
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Don’t accept liability for any breakages even though they packed
Moved from Surrey (United Kingdom) to Porto (Portugal)
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Our initial adviser was very helpful and reassuring all the way through the process from practical advice as well as aspects of law etc. The assessor was here within a few days and explained everything clearly and reassured us to leave everything to the team which took a lot of stress away from us. The team were amazing, speedy, very careful, cheerful , kind and apart from making tea wouldn't let us do anything else.
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all of the above
Moved from London (United Kingdom) to Marmaris (Turkey)
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Packets very good and trustworthy
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They worked quickly
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Very professinal
Moved from Halesowen (United Kingdom) to Port Louis (Mauritius)
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My dealings with the staff at Simpsons was friendly and courteous. The move was carried out as planned, on time and with great care for the cargo.
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Reliable
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Efficient
Moved from Melton Mowbray (United Kingdom) to Cannes (France)
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The service we requested from Simpsons Removals was exactly what we received, the staff and vehicle arrived and the staff were great fun.
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Great value for money
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Did exactly what the promised.
Moved from Dartford (United Kingdom) to Blackpool (United Kingdom)
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very accommodating and value for money
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Expert
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Pricy
Moved from Emsworth (United Kingdom) to Orba (Spain)
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Broken furniture and ornament, clothes shredded beyond repair, rude customer service
Moved from Marks Tey (United Kingdom) to Bethune (France)
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Simpsons was excellent from the beginning to the end. They are true professionals and they can really deliver
Moved from London (United Kingdom) to Istanbul (Turkey)
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I booked a removal from Scotland to Northern Ireland and was given a guide delivery estimate of 7 to 21 days.

It took 58 days, so more two and a half times their estimate.

While this in itself was bad enough they also failed to keep me informed about this situation, providing neither reasons for the delay nor updated estimates, which is in violation of their own T&Cs.

In fact, they never even told me there was a delay.

I have emailed them countless times, including official complaints which were not acknowledged. All I got as response were half hearted non-apologies ('we're sorry you're not happy'). The pressing questions of where my stuff was, why it was delayed and when it would arrive were ignored.

When the items finally arrived they gave me all but three days notice despite originally promising me at least five.

Overall this experience has been very stressful and time consuming and if I could give 0 stars I would.

My advise is to avoid them at all costs.
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communication
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delivery time
Moved from Dundee (United Kingdom) to Belfast (United Kingdom)
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The delivery men themselves were lovely,the admin team were not very professional .The dates were changed,they asked for extra money for stairs,and a smaller vehicle,after my stuff was already removed from first address..Several different office staff seemed to be emailing me ,Sometimes for outstanding money owed when infact we had paid in full !
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Good friendly removal staff
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Easily contactable by email
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Too many departments not aware of each other's arrangements with the customer
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Not fitting in with the needs of the customers original needs
Moved from Middlesex.london (United Kingdom) to Nazaret (Spain)
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U.K. Team were excellent. Very efficient and well mannered. Irish side was handed over to an Irish company AMC. I was not aware this would happen. AMC staff were professional but no where near as well trained as Simpsons. However all delivered OK and very quickly.
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Professional
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polite, well trained.
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I do not think they gave me enough information on handing over to a local company.
Moved from Birmingham (United Kingdom) to Ardmore (Ireland)
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[name removed by Sirelo], a 'manager' at the site initially accepted a time-frame of 5 days in August. We think he forgot about it, as when the date approached and we followed up, the company started to become less responsive. We finally phoned [name]. He promised to call back in 20 minutes. And then CLAIMED TO BE ON HOLIDAY to avoid us. Literally took our call in the morning, and then handed our case to a junior staff member. The junior staff member apologised for the confusion and we had to book another company.
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Didn't return calls as promised
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Went on vacation to avoid us
Moved from Madrid (Spain) to London (United Kingdom)
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Move to spain from the UK
Fantastic service. All charges explained in full.
Great service from the lads that came to move my belongings. Everything tagged and logged. Insurance provided. (Extra charge but this is explained at the start)
Pre arranged dates for pick up and delivery.
All round cracking service.
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Best Quotation
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Good Service
Moved from Birkenhead (United Kingdom) to Pinada De Mar (Spain)
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From the beginning to the end everyone we had dealings with were really helpful it made a stressful situation. So much easier
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Information was great everyone was helpful and friendly
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Showed up on dates which were arranged
Moved from Windsor (United Kingdom) to Zurgena Spain (United Kingdom)
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