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Look around, and you will find a plethora of removalists operating and assisting the locals to achieve a smooth move.

Be it the Gold Coast region or any other sect in Brisbane; there will never be any shortages of shonky removalists trying to rob you from their (hidden-cost inclusive) services.

Damage to any of your goods or loss of possession consumes you with distress and dissatisfaction on your part. That’s why the key here is to invest a considerable amount of time in finding a trustworthy removalist in the area.

This post will explain how not to be scammed by distrustful removalists  in the area. Follow closely!

1) Conduct sufficient research


  • Look for reputable names by reading through their client testimonials and industry reputation
  • You can also ask friends and relatives about any reliable removalist that they were happy about hiring
  • And, if this doesn’t work; you can check if the shortlisted removalist is accredited by the Australian Furniture Remover Associationor AFRA. Check if they meet all the laid down standards meant assisting customers in hassle-free relocations
  • It will be unwise on your part to rely on a company that is completely new in the business. The newcomers in the business lack enough experience of handling or packing the valuables.  Moreover, they may not have enough vehicles to transport all your belongings within the shortest time possible
  • Check their background and ensure that the professionals have enrolled for proper training and certification before opting it as their profession. Don’t hesitate to ask them to resolve your queries.

2) Ask the right questions


  • How long will the move take and what could be the total cost of the move?
  • Do you factor in any hidden costs?
  • What is your charging method- it is hourly or is it a flat rate?
  • Suppose if there are delays, will there be any provision for extra costs for storage or anything else?

3) Seek accurate price quotes


  • Ensure that their price quote is presented in a written form with a detailed explanation of your relocation.
  • Do make certain that the quote is itemised, and the shortlisted Gold Coast removalists can account for each and every charge.
  • Furthermore, if you need more information, then ask for it and ensure that everything is mentioned to you clearly, prior to you accepting any service quote.

4) Get everything properly spelled out on the agreement


To distinguish between the good, substandard and shanky removalist; you should:

  • Ask the concerned company to mention every iota of your removal service in the agreement.
  • Inspect about their pick-up and delivery details along with the date and time of the relocation.
  • And lastly, investigate key details of their insurance for any damage caused on your goods.

5) Enquire about their insurance coverage 

Another key aspect which one should check for is what damages are covered from their insurance coverage. Make sure you read their insurance coverage terms and conditions properly. Ensure that the removalists will let you sign a contract with them so that you may make a claim if there is any discrepancy. The last thing you want is to end up damaging your items while packing/unpacking and find the company not accepting the liability.

Final Word


At Richards GC Removalswe strive to provide professional and low-cost removal services. Be it local removal, country and interstate removals or Hi-rise/office removals; our professionals have the knowledge, skills and resources to ensure every move is a stress-free one.

Guarantying 100% satisfaction and free estimates, our experts in furniture Removals on the Gold Coast will be happy to answer any questions you have.

So, without hesitation, feel free to interact with them and convey your removal requirements. You will not be disappointed.

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Laila Om
Laila Om
I was deeply impressed by Pat's thorough & kind communication style when I made some inquiries. I had never experienced such friendly & informative responses from any other removalist companies I contacted before. On the day, Pat's guys arrived right on time. Te & the team did an amazing job for me. They were all very courteous and brilliantly fast & smart. I have hired many removalists before and experienced them stretching out time, damaging my furniture, and stopping work & smoking cigarettes for ages when I wasn't on-site. Pat's guys Te & the team worked incredibly hard and got the job done very well in half the time other companies' guys would have. I can highly recommend Richards Removals. Richards would tremendously reduce the enormous stress & hassle of your relocating. Pat, Te & the team, thank you very much!!
Justice Corban
Justice Corban
Highly recommend Richard's Removals, I have now used them 3 times and very happy with the service! Very reliable, the guys are very hard working and helpful! I highly recommend them, I wouldn’t go anywhere else!
Andrew Rodda
Andrew Rodda
Rang twice and only got recorded messages. Never called back, so missed my business. Luck of the draw.
Luke Oglethorpe
Luke Oglethorpe
Highly recommend these guys! Not only did they fit in a move within a very short time frame, they were very professional, had a can-do attitude and were good communicators.
Chris A
Chris A
Pat, Ash and Jake put in absolute work today, very very hot day on the Gold Coast, the heat did not stop them at all. They Kept going all day, nothing was too much for these guys. I would highly recommend, they went above and beyond and I thank the team sincerely. Thanks, Chris & Julie
Michelle C
Michelle C
Ash and Edi were great, very professional, polite, fast and efficient
Susan Simpson
Susan Simpson
I would highly recommend using Richards, they moved me from my home into a storage unit. The two young men completed the move without an issue and in very efficient time. Ash and Jake were very personable and polite. I am using Richards again to move from the storage unit to the new house and have requested these two young gentlemen do the move. I was asked by a neighbour could I recommend someone for their move in January so I of course said Richards.
Jessica Papworth
Jessica Papworth
Pat is really responsive kept me up to date. Boys did an awesome job ash and Justin poor fellas has four storey walk up with very heavy wooden furniture and didn't bat an eye lid. Defienetly use these guys for you next more can't recommend enough.
James Bugden
James Bugden
Huge thank you to the team at Richards Gold Coast Removals for the incredible service we were provided today. The guys were wonderful!