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If you’re planning a move in or around Essex, then you’ll want to use Compare My Move to find the most reliable and verified removal companies to get the job done. Our dedicated team are on hand to help you find the most experienced and qualified home movers whilst also saving up to 70% on the cost of your removal.
To provide extra peace of mind, all our Essex based removal partners are handpicked and verified by us, with both Goods in Transit insurance and Public Liability insurance being a requirement. To help us ensure you’re connected with the best in the business, each of our partners must go through a strict verification process to ensure they uphold our high level of standards.
Whether you’re staying local or moving out of the country, our Essex based partners will accommodate to your short or long-distance move no matter what the requirements. To join thousands of our happy customers, simply complete our quick and easy form to get instantly connected with up to 6 efficient and verified removal companies in your local area.
Here at Compare My Move, we understand the importance of taking the time to find the perfect removals company for you and your family. That is why we verify all of our removal partners to ensure they can meet your expectations and work to the high standards we set. With over 30 years of experience in the removals and storage industry, we know exactly what it takes to provide a quality removal service.
Our team handpick our partners and put them through our strict, rigorous verification process to ensure their service meets our high standards. They must also have both Goods in Transit and Public Liability insurances in place, providing peace of mind that you and your belongings are fully protected throughout the process. However, if you’re still unsure, you can look through real reviews from real home movers to check you’re receiving the best service possible.
Simply complete our easy online form and you’ll be connected with up to 6 verified moving companies within your local area. Once you choose your Essex removal firm, they will then get in touch to asses your household and discuss your quote in further detail. Get ready to greet those removal vans as Compare My Move gets you on your way!
1755 London Road, Leigh-On-Sea, SS9 2SW
Based in Essex, at HCS Removals we are committed to providing a friendly, professional and stress-free moving service for your home or business.
"Totally happy with the service. The office team were efficient and the appraisal by Dave was bang on for estimated capacity. The guys were friendly, fun and really hard working. Highly recommended!"
52 Doggett Road, Cambridge, CB19LF
Based in Cambridge, we can offer you a stress-free, affordable domestic and commercial removals services to anywhere in the UK at an affordable price.
"Meerkat removals were excellent. Hard working, efficient, polite and super fast. We had a full house move from Essex to Lancashire and I cannot fault them one bit! I would definitely recommend this company, they were extremely professional all round."
Kings Oak, Clay Tye Road, Upminster, RM14 3PL
At Monarch Removals, we have a professional and experienced team to ensure your home or office move runs smoothly and meets your specific needs.
Aldhouse & Smith Ltd
Unit 1, Covent Drive, Denny End Ind. Est., Waterbeach, CB25 9QT
Established in 1990, we are a family-run business that takes pride in offering a friendly and personal removals service that is tailored to your needs.
"Great staff, efficient & pleasant. Everything went as agreed. We would definitely use this company again"
351-355 Rainham Road South, Dagenham, RM10 8QR
At Relocate Removals, we have years of experience to ensure that your move is one of excitement for your new beginning, instead of full of worry.
"These guys were amazing, so helpful, polite and organised. I would definitely recommend them, and if I ever think about moving again they would be my first choice."
Smooth Moves Removals
Unit 1 Stambridge Industries, Little Stambridge Hall Lane, Rochford, SS4 1EN
With 20 years’ experience in the industry, Smooth Moves Removals are a professional, family-run Essex removal company with the knowledge and expertise to make your move as seamless and stress-free as possible.
"Very good service. Polite and helpful and would use them again"
10 Grove Road, Rayleigh, SS6 8PX
We provide highly reputable home, office and international moving services with a team of dedicated staff here to make moving house a smooth transition.
"The team worked ama big on the day and from John's first visit fur quote he was always available to help thereafter with any queries etc Would definitely recommend"
E J Moves
Dalroy Close, South Ockendon, Thurrock, RM15 5LR
E J Moves are passionate about providing the best moving services with the utmost care from our team of friendly and professional staff.
"Fast, friendly and very courteous. They made a stressful day very easy and stress free. Thank you."
76 Springfield Park Road, Chelmsford, CM2 6ED
Cooch Removals are a professional and reliable moving company offering a range of services to get you safely moved into your new location.
"Both gents arrived bang on time and I honestly could not fault their service, very professional and hard working plus no damage to furniture. I would not hesitate to recommend or use them again 5*"
The Abbey Stadium, Newmarket Road, Cambridge, CB5 8LN
At Eezee Movers have nearly 20 years' experience and the expertise to deliver a high quality moving service that cares about your goods as much as you do.
Doree Bonner (Dartford)
19 Kennet Rd, Dartford, DA1 4QN
Doree Bonner (Dartford) is a specialist house removal company operating in the Dartford area, and will move you across the UK and abroad with ease.
"Professional movers. Helpful in meeting my needs."
ALJ Moving Services
5 Brook Cottages, Colchester Road, Colchester, CO7 7AU
A Colchester removal company with more than 30 years removal experience, providing a reliable service to take all of the stress out of your moving day.
"The best moving company I have come across. The service from Gill in the office through to Dave and Liam was fantastic. I can't thank them enough for their professionalism, yet friendly and down to earth approach. It was pleasant to have them do the work for us. I would highly recommend ALJ Moving Services, you won't regret using them. I can truly go on and on."
Reliable Moving & Storage
Unit 3, Bentalls Business Park, Bentalls, Basildon, SS14 3BN
An established and professional Essex removal company offering a comprehensive and reliable moving service.
"Great Guys Great Help Great Company"
Busy Bees Removals
17 Bridewell Road, Cambridge, CB1 9EN
Based in Cambridgeshire, Busy Bee Removals provide our efficient and professional home removal service around Cambridgeshire and all across the UK.
"The guys were very accommodating and helpful in the initial stage of setting up things for the removal. On the day they were super fast and professional. I would definitely recommend them."
22 Wenlock Road, London, N1 7GU
With over 9 years worth of experience, UKtransit is a professional and dependable home removals company offering high-quality service at competitive prices and with a dedicated team of experts.
"I have moved over 18 times and this company are by far head and shoulders above the rest. Service, professionalism, cost and punctuality were all 5 star. I cannot recommend the company highly enough... Pure quality!!! Do not look elsewhere."
Agents Choice Removals
Unit 4, Gorse Lane Industrial Estate, Clacton-On-Sea, CO15 4LU
With years of experience in the industry, Agents Choice Removals is a reliable Essex removals company with the aim to ensure every client’s removal is as stress-free and efficient as possible.
Jamies Removal Assist
Bridgemarsh Lane, Chelmsford, CM3 6DQ
With over 30 years of experience, Jamies Removal Assist is a family-run, professional removals company based in Southend-on-Sea. We are proud to offer a first-class, reliable removals service, offering tailor-made plans to suit your every requirement.
"Excellent hard working guys. Nothing too much trouble. Would recommend them."
Chadview Court, 25 Chadwell Heath Lane, Romford, RM6 4BF
RedStar Moves is a highly professional London removals company with an expert team of movers and years of experience in the industry. We are based in Romford, operating across London, helping hundreds of movers like you settle into their new homes with ease.
Easy Man and Van Removals
73 Cardington Square, Hounslow, TW4 6AJ
Easy Man and Van Removals are a reliable London moving company offering a highly-dependable and affordable transport service.
Bishop's Move Group
Bishops Move Group, Unit 2 H Q 3, Surbiton, KT6 7LD
Established since 1854, Bishop’s Move Group is a family-owned removals company with 165 years of experience in the removals industry.
Logistix 365 Ltd
71-75 Shelton Street, Covent Garden, London, WC2H 9JQ
A dynamic and driven team of movers, Logistic 365 Ltd is a reliable removals company based in Covent Garden, London.
Your Local Movers
77 Avondale Road, Ipswich, IP3 9JZ
A family-run business, Your Local Movers is a trusted and reliable removal company based in Colchester, operating throughout the South East of England.
Atkinson Removals Ltd
123 Baddow Hall Crescent, Chelmsford, CM2 7BU
If you’re looking for a trustworthy, professional and efficient Chelmsford removal company to help you move home, then Atkinson Removals Ltd is the company to get you on your way.
Trunk Logistics Ltd
Unit 54, Towers road, Grays, RM17 6ST
Providing removals and storage solutions for over 15 years, Trunk Logistics Ltd is a reliable and verified removal company based in Essex.
According to our data, the average cost of moving house in Essex is £715.26. It's important to note that, when receiving your personal removal quote, this price will vary depending on a range of factors like the size of the property, the distance you'll be travelling and the removal company you choose. However, Compare My Move discovered that the lowest average cost for this area is £558.17, whilst the highest is £872.35. This means that you can likely expect a price somewhere in-between.
If you're searching for a larger sized property in Essex, the average cost for moving a 3-bedroom house is currently £832.50. This is much lower than the UK's average of £1,181, with a saving of over £300. Not only does Essex offer affordable housing, but also affordable removal costs too. Once you've found your perfect home, don't forget to compare removal quotes to save up to a further 70% on the cost of your removal.
After analysing over 2,000 Essex removal quotes, Compare My Move found that the most popular month to move house in the area was August, with over 13% of removal quotes booked during this month. The summer months are often a popular choice with movers, as the brighter days and warmer weather creates the perfect moving conditions. Don’t forget to compare removal quotes early to help you get the best time slot for you and your schedule.
The least popular month in this area is April, with only 6% of removals going ahead at this time. April can often be a difficult month for families as exam season is quietly looming for schools and the chaos of the move can often be an added strain on children. However, if it suits your schedule just fine, it could be a great time of the year to book as competition will often decrease.
Compare My Move’s Essex movers much prefer Friday as their moving date, with over 30% of removals being booked on this day. No one wants to add to the stress of the working week and so Friday is an ample day to move, with the following few days giving you free time to unpack and settle in.
However, only 4% of movers booked their Essex removals on a Sunday, making it the least popular day to move house. Sunday is also the cheapest day to move, so if your schedule allows for it, consider choosing a Sunday for your moving date to help stretch your budget even further.
Moving out of Essex? Our partners at Compare My Move have previously helped hundreds of movers leave the county, getting them to their new homes with ease. The most popular location outside of Essex is currently Chelmsford, with 15% of removals happening here. Other popular destinations include Colchester, Basildon, Southend-On-Sea and Harlow.
To help you find the perfect home for you, we’ve collected data from the UK House Price Index to find the average house price in each of the previously mentioned locations. As a comparison, Essex’s current average house price is £312,369. Whether you’re moving for work or a larger family home, our partners are here to help you through the process every step of the way.
With 6 retail parks and a vibrant nightlife, Chelmsford is a lively city with an average house price of £340,429. There are plenty of job opportunities available within Chelmsford Business Park, as well as excellent transport links for those looking to commute to the centre of Essex or even London.
With an affordable average house price of £257,561, Colchester is another popular location amongst our Essex movers. Rich in history, there are plenty of beautiful landmarks to visit as well as a number of good schools for those moving with a family.
Basildon is next on our list with an average house price of £307,860. Commuters may be happy to learn that the transport links are excellent with regular trains and buses going to nearby towns and cities.
With a fifth of the population commuting to London each day, Southend-On-Sea has great transportation links with London Southend Airport situated nearby. The current average house price is £290,477, making it a rather affordable area for those wishing to leave Essex’s centre.
Located between Hertfordshire and London, Harlow currently has an average house price of £276,510. With early Victorian and traditional properties, there’s plenty to choose from for those looking for family-sized houses that could potentially become a dream home.
During the end of 2019, Essex property prices started to drastically decline, decreasing by -0.5% in November alone. They are slowly recovering as we enter 2020, but now would be the perfect opportunity to take advantage of the lower prices. The current average house price in Essex is £312,369, according to the UK House Price Index.
However, it’s important to note that new-build houses saw a slight increase throughout September 2019, with the average property price rising by 1.5%. If you’re looking to stretch your budget even further, don’t forget to compare removal quotes with Compare My Move to save up to 70% on the cost of your Essex removal.
Compare My Move have listed just some of the cheapest areas to buy property in Essex, researching the areas’ average asking prices using the property website Zoopla. We have a number of verified and dependable removal companies to help you through the moving process whilst you focus on settling into your new home.
Here are the top 5 areas that offer affordable housing:
One of the most affordable towns in Essex, Harwich is the first on our list with an average asking price of £221,644. From large semi-detached family homes to modern apartment buildings, there’s a lot to choose from in this location.
Walton-On-The-Naze is a small town with a current average asking price of £240,814. There are a variety of quaint cottages for those looking for smaller properties, as well as luxurious detached houses for those with growing families, needing a larger home.
With an average asking price of £247,365, Tilbury is another affordable town to consider when looking for properties in Essex. If you’re looking for modern terraced houses then this could be the area for you. If not, there’s also an array of other property types for you to view, including spacious detached houses and cosy, 1-bedroom apartments.
A historic market town within the county, Colchester has a current average asking price of £261,298. Home to Colchester Castle and Colchester United Football Club, there’s definitely plenty to explore. From townhouses to terrace houses, you’ll soon find your perfect home.
Separated from the mainland of south Essex, Canvey Island has an average asking price of £306,224. Whether you’re hunting for a large family house or a cosy 4-bedroom cottage, there’s something for everyone in this historic location.
To help with your move in or out of Essex, Compare My Move has researched the average rent in areas within the county using the property website Zoopla. It’s important to set yourself a budget before starting the moving process as it helps you find the perfect homes within your price range. The current average asking rent in Essex is £1,259 pcm.
If you’re looking for cheap properties, then Harwich is the place for you as it not only starts our list of cheap areas to rent in but is also number 1 on our list of areas with cheap property prices. The town’s average asking rent is currently £738 pcm with 2-bedroom houses at an asking rent of £681 pcm. If you’re looking for something smaller, 1-bedroom flats currently have an average of £580 pcm.
The largest town in the Tendring peninsula, Clacton-On-Sea currently has an average asking rent of £749 pcm. If you’re searching for a large, family home, 2-bedroom houses average at £789 pcm. For those searching for smaller homes, 1-bedroom flats currently average at £581 pcm.
Halstead is next on our list with an average asking rent of £801 pcm, according to Zoopla. There are plenty of property types to view in this town, with 2-bedroom properties averaging at £784 pcm and 1-bedroom flats averaging at £565 pcm.
A beautiful resort town in the southeast of England, Southend-On-Sea currently has an average asking rent of £886 pcm. If you’re moving to the area and are looking for something cosy and quaint, 1-bedroom flats have an average asking rent of £631 pcm. For those looking for something more spacious, 2-bedroom houses have a slightly higher average at £1,060 pcm.
When calculating your budget, don’t forget to consider Braintree as the average asking rent is £929 pcm. When searching for your new family homes, you can expect 2-bedroom houses to have an average asking rent of around £933 pcm, whilst 1-bedroom flats will average around £614 pcm.
Compare My Move only work with verified, reliable removal companies in Essex, ensuring you receive first-class services every time. If you’re still not convinced, then take a look below at a few shining reviews that are all from our previous happy Essex movers.
"Excellent hard working guys.
Nothing too much trouble. Would recommend them."
Wendy White on 19/11/19
Moving from Leigh-On-Sea
"Amazing service would highly recommend"
Katie Calvey on 11/11/19
Moving from Cambridge
"Totally happy with the service. The office team were efficient and the appraisal by Dave was bang on for estimated capacity.
The guys were friendly, fun and really hard working. Highly recommended!"
Dawn Smith on 02/11/19
Moving from Westcliff-On-Sea
"Very good service. Polite and helpful and would use them again"
Christine Fisher on 16/08/19
Moving from Rochford
Data related to house removals (eg. popular day to move) is based on our own internal research on Essex home moves, that occurred in 2018 and 2019.
Data on average house price and average rent in Essex has been taken from Zoopla.