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Our Pre-Move Surveys Help Us Help You


    Expert pre-move consultation and move plan

    When you move with us, you will be provided with your own personal international moving expert. Your Gerson Relocation Manager will be your primary point of contact and will guide you through the complicated process of moving internationally. They will contact you to understand your requirements and create your personal move plan and guide you through each stage.

    Your Relocation Manager will use their experience to help you with everything including prohibited items, customs requirements and advise on the most effective and economical way of moving your items – depending on which country you are moving from and to. We support you throughout and ensure you can focus on making the best start in your new country.

    Your Relocation Manager will arrange for a survey of your home contents which will be used to calculate the cost and create your move plan.

    Expert pre-move surveys makes the process of relocation a piece of cake

    Our pre-move surveys are accurate a really help to create a move plan. They will save you time and reduce the cost of your move. We provide a couple of options for surveys which are designed to fit around your availability.

    What is a pre-move survey?

    A pre-move survey involves viewing the items you wish to move, to understand your timings and requirements and what is most important to you. It is used to identify any special packing and customs management requirements. It also involves checking access points at your home address and discussing any concerns you may have with your new address if you have secured this in advance.  This also allows us to assess the volume of items to be shipped. The pre-move survey provides the opportunity to ask your questions and advise you on the international move process and the best methods of moving. It is conducted by a trained moving surveyor and will be used to create a report and accurate cost for moving. It can be conducted by a surveyor visiting your home or virtually using our mobile app. The time it takes to complete a pre-move survey will depend on the size of your home and the items you wish to move. The results of the pre-move survey are used to create your personal move plan.

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    Use our convenient video survey service

    Our video survey option means that you can  complete a pre-move survey using your mobile device. It’s just like using any other video chat. You use our secure app and the survey is conducted by one of our accredited and experienced move surveyors. It is convenient, environmentally friendly and means we can fit around your schedule be it day or night.

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    Home visit pre-move surveys

    Sometimes it is better to have one of our accredited and experienced move surveyors visit you at your home. They will visit you and accompany you through your property to assess your moving requirements. This is sometimes more effective for moves with works of art or where there are items that require specialist attention.


    About our pre-move surveyors

    Our professional move surveyors are experienced in all aspects of international moving. They will provide you with an accurate report on what you need for your move to ensure you do not encounter problems later or unnecessary costs.

    We manage each and every requirement that pops up along the way, from logistics management to the emotional impact  of moving. We’ll provide advice on transit times, packing requirements, insurance processes, support for you should something go wrong, and help you understand the new location, and customs requirements.

    As a team of mainly expats, we’re very aware of the emotional impact of the move, so our move surveyors work with you and our moving team to make the move easy and stress-free.


    The benefits of our pre-move service

    • Fully qualified and DBS/CCJ security vetted personnel
    • Our professional move surveyors help establish your move requirements
    • Identifies any potential problem areas
    • Expert advice on overcoming potential problems
    • Accuracy lowers costs
    • Our virtual survey option is convenient and easy
    • Fewer chances of things going wrong thanks to our 50 years of experience
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    Ready to book your pre-move survey? Get in touch with Gerson Relocation to book a pre-move survey today

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    Very helpful and patient even when things got packed that we had to get out again!

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