Removals insurance

short-term, low-cost cover

With our experienced team, your belongings are in safe hands, but for extra protection we offer low-cost, short-term insurance cover. Ideal for items in transit, rest assured that any claims don’t affect household insurance history or no-claims bonuses.

Protecting your possessions when you move

Ballards always pack your items safely and securely and use appropriate loading techniques to minimise the risk of loss or damage to your personal effects when you move. Our fully trained, experienced staff take every possible precaution to keep your items safe.

However, sometimes accidents can happen, even in the steadiest of hands. To give you extra peace of mind, we can arrange insurance which meets the standards set out by the British Association of Removers.

Why take out separate removals insurance?

While your house insurance will probably cover your furniture and valuables when you move, if you make a claim this will affect your claims history and impact your no-claims bonus.

Separate Goods in Transit insurance is an insurance policy specifically designed for the occasion of your move. It’s a short-term, low-cost cover and if you make a claim it won’t affect your household insurance history - not one bit! Don’t forget to tell them you’re moving, though, so your possessions are covered at your new address.

Our recommended removals insurance

Covers all goods and property while in our care* and provides you with:

  • Peace of mind that your belongings are protected throughout your move
  • Insurance protection and financial security provided by a leading UK insurer
  • Fast and efficient claims service
  • Up to £50k cover as standard
  • Public liability cover
  • Cover for any damage to premises which might occur during your move
  • Standard cover which applies to moves within the UK and Europe, with tailored cover also available for moves to other countries

*Subject to standard insurers’ terms and conditions. Full details available on request.

Insurance for items in storage

If we collect your property for storage on our premises, the insurance extends from collection, through storage to redelivery as and when required – essentially whenever your property is in our care.

Self storage insurance

Please talk to your household insurers about cover for specific items in self storage. As you pack your crate yourself, we don’t know what’s in it so can only offer insurance for total loss. We recommend that you talk to your household insurers should you wish to insure specific items whilst in self-storage.

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Areas we cover

Our UK removals service is based in Nottinghamshire, near to Lincolnshire, Leicestershire, most of Derbyshire and South Yorkshire, but we cover removals UK-wide. We also undertake removals to Europe and other international destinations.

We might be local, but we’ll take you anywhere.


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Office hours 8 am – 6 pm Mon-Fri.
Give us a call or complete the form and we’ll get back to you within 30 mins - or by 10 am the next working day if you catch us outside of office hours.

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