Rumsey and Son

Market House, Market Road
Richmond Upon Thames
Surrey
TW9 4LZ

51.4669, -0.2842

Removers - Removals Companies

Listed under:  Removers / Removal Companies
98% recommended   Rating 9.6/10
63 reviews since 2016
 
Satisfaction Ratings
 
Overall Rating
9.6 /10 Overall Rating 9.6/10
Based on 63 reviews since 2016
 
 
 
Sales & Support 9.7/10 Sales & Support Rating 9.7
The advice and information was helpful and all correspondence was easy to understand

 
Packing & Handling 9.5/10 Packing & Handling Rating 9.5
The firm took care in packing and handling our property

 
Collection & delivery 9.7/10 Collection & delivery Rating 9.7
Our property was collected and delivered as agreed

 
Service 9.7/10 Service Rating 9.7
The staff were presentable punctual and polite

 
Value 9.4/10 Value Rating 9.4
The firm\'s charges are reasonable for the work involved

 
 
 
Recent Reviews 
 
" A faultless service. Wouldn't hesitate to recommend. Friendly, professional, hard-working. Made the whole move really simple and unstressful."   more
 
" The Rumsey crew were wonderful they moved the furniture over 2 days. I day was the actual moving day when the second lorry loaded the beds and bits left from the previous day. We then all set out on t...."   more
 
" Very straightforward to deal with. An 'old fashioned' kind of company and service and all the better for that. Staff friendly and considerate. Very pleased."   more
 
" Great team of men to move all items. Punctual, helpful. Moved odd bits of furniture that had been left in new house that I wanted in other rooms. I had booked a 2 day move (pack breakables and take ...."   more
 
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Code of Practice
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Code of practice: 81%
Before the move, did your remover make you aware of the Code of Practice?
 
Description: 100%
Before the move, did your remover give you a clear description, price and timetable for the work to be carried out?
 
Loss or damage: 90%
Did your remover draw your particular attention to the contract terms relating to a). Liability for loss or damage?
 
Claims timing: 69%
Did your remover draw your particular attention to the contract terms relating to b). Time limits for making claims?
 
Cancellation: 81%
Did your remover draw your particular attention to the contract terms relating to c). Cancellation / postponement rights and charges?
 
Protection options: 89%
Before the move, did your remover explain your insurance or other protection options?
 
Claims procedure: 69%
Before the move, did your remover make you aware of the procedure for making claims and to whom complaints should be referred?
You can see how many customers have said "Yes" in answer to each question, but please don't expect 100% in every case.  Nobody's perfect and some customers may not be completely sure about the answer.  It's more important that you understand these questions and discuss them with the business so that you both agree what good service means for you.  A responsible business will be happy to explain the details to you and it's always better to clarify these points upfront to avoid misunderstandings later on.
 


Most Popular Words
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arrived 9
bits 3
boxes 5
care 4
careful 3
contact 3
courteous 4
definitely 4
efficient 11
excellent 12
experience 7
explained 3
extremely 3
finish 5
free 3
Friendly 14
friends 3
furniture 4
Good 12
Great 6
guys 5
happen 4
happy 5
helped 3
helpful 15
highly 3
local 4
needed 4
old 3
pack 3
packed 3
people 3
pleasant 5
pleased 3
polite 5
process 6
professional 11
quote 5
recommend 14
recommended 5
Removal 9
removers 4
Rumsey 11
Rumseys 6
second 4
service 17
stress 5
stressful 5
team 16
thank 5
These are the words most often used in the reviews for this business. Look for the names and comments that reviewers use most often. We count each word once per review.


 
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Review 7 Dec 2017
Recommended by customer in TW11
 My Age: 30 - 39 
 I'm: Female 
 My level of experience of similar services: Average 
 I have known this business: Over 10 years 
51.4227, -0.3174
 
 
Satisfaction Ratings
 
Sales & Support 10/10
The advice and information was helpful and all correspondence was easy to understand
Packing & Handling 10/10
The firm took care in packing and handling our property
Collection & delivery 10/10
Our property was collected and delivered as agreed
Service 10/10
The staff were presentable punctual and polite
Value 10/10
The firm\'s charges are reasonable for the work involved
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Customer Review
 
Move from a two bedroom flat to a house
 
Cost: £1000
 

"A faultless service. Wouldn't hesitate to recommend. Friendly, professional, hard-working. Made the whole move really simple and unstressful."
 
 
 
 


Review 27 Nov 2017
Recommended by customer in PL20
 My Age: 70 + 
 I'm: Female 
 My level of experience of similar services: Below Average 
 I have known this business: 5 - 10 years 
50.4979, -4.0608
 
 
Satisfaction Ratings
 
Sales & Support 10/10
The advice and information was helpful and all correspondence was easy to understand
Packing & Handling 10/10
The firm took care in packing and handling our property
Collection & delivery 10/10
Our property was collected and delivered as agreed
Service 10/10
The staff were presentable punctual and polite
Value 10/10
The firm\'s charges are reasonable for the work involved
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Customer Review
 
Moving is a stressful experience but even more so when moving 200 miles away to a different location. It was a 3 day move because we had so much stuff.
 
Cost: £3960
 

"The Rumsey crew were wonderful they moved the furniture over 2 days. I day was the actual moving day when the second lorry loaded the beds and bits left from the previous day. We then all set out on the long journey.

When we reached our destination 5 hours later the 2nd lorry unloaded everything from the morning. The 2 men were so helpful and they stayed overnight in a local lorry park sleeping in the lorry.

The next day the 1st lorry arrived with 3 men who unloaded the rest of the furniture and boxes and the men from lorry 2 helped too. The furniture was placed wherever we wanted it and on occasion the swapped things around for us. Nothing was broken or damaged.

It was an excellent job and we were very satisfied. They really took some of the stress away and although we are not planning to move again we would definitely get the company to do the move if we did and thoroughly recommend them to anybody moving out of their local area and want a good professional company to take the load. A****"
 
 
 
 


Review 21 Nov 2017
Recommended by customer in TW11
 My Age: 60 - 69 
 I'm: Male 
 My level of experience of similar services: Above Average 
 I have known this business: Over 10 years 
51.4203, -0.3118
 
 
Satisfaction Ratings
 
Sales & Support 10/10
The advice and information was helpful and all correspondence was easy to understand
Packing & Handling 10/10
The firm took care in packing and handling our property
Collection & delivery 10/10
Our property was collected and delivered as agreed
Service 10/10
The staff were presentable punctual and polite
Value 10/10
The firm\'s charges are reasonable for the work involved
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Customer Review
 
Removal from large Edwardian house to modern townhouse - substantial contents involved

"Very straightforward to deal with. An 'old fashioned' kind of company and service and all the better for that. Staff friendly and considerate. Very pleased."
 
 
Team:
I think Dave was the supervisor but cannot recall other names
 
 
 


Review 20 Nov 2017
Recommended by customer in TW12
 My Age: 40 - 49 
 I'm: Female 
 My level of experience of similar services: Beginner 
 I have known this business: Under 1 year 
51.4259, -0.3686
 
 
Satisfaction Ratings
 
Sales & Support 10/10
The advice and information was helpful and all correspondence was easy to understand
Packing & Handling 10/10
The firm took care in packing and handling our property
Collection & delivery 10/10
Our property was collected and delivered as agreed
Service 10/10
The staff were presentable punctual and polite
Value 10/10
The firm\'s charges are reasonable for the work involved
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Customer Review
 
Move within local area, 4 bed to 5 bed house. Booked packing service for breakables. We had considerable number of books and pictures. Rumsey able to drop extra boxes within a couple of days request. They also brought plenty of boxes for the actual move days.
 
Cost: £2496
 

"Great team of men to move all items. Punctual, helpful. Moved odd bits of furniture that had been left in new house that I wanted in other rooms. I had booked a 2 day move (pack breakables and take as many of items as possible into over night storage). They offered a 3 day move in the end at no extra cost. This definitely made the move a less stressful experience. Move took place across 3 mornings then. Gave opportunity to prepare house we were leaving and also to prep the new property."
 
 
 
 


Review 6 Nov 2017
Recommended by customer in TW9

 I'm: Male 

51.4605, -0.3088
 
 
Satisfaction Ratings
 
Sales & Support 10/10
The advice and information was helpful and all correspondence was easy to understand
Packing & Handling 10/10
The firm took care in packing and handling our property
Collection & delivery 10/10
Our property was collected and delivered as agreed
Service 10/10
The staff were presentable punctual and polite
Value 8/10
The firm\'s charges are reasonable for the work involved
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Customer Review
 
From a 2 bedroom house to a 3 bedroom house in Richmond, Surrey
 
Cost: £1080
 

"The team from Rumsey & Sons were very professional, friendly and fun. It made the process a pleasure rather than the chore we were dreading.
many thanks"
 
 
Team:
Peter and his excellent team
 
 
 


Review 5 Nov 2017
Recommended by customer in SO24
 My Age: 40 - 49 
 I'm: Female 
 My level of experience of similar services: Average 
 I haven't used this business before 
51.0663, -1.2166
 
 
Satisfaction Ratings
 
Sales & Support 10/10
The advice and information was helpful and all correspondence was easy to understand
Packing & Handling 9/10
The firm took care in packing and handling our property
Collection & delivery 9/10
Our property was collected and delivered as agreed
Service 10/10
The staff were presentable punctual and polite
Value 10/10
The firm\'s charges are reasonable for the work involved
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Customer Review
 
The Farmhouse, Orr''s Meadow Alresford Road, Ovington

"Rumsey & Son were recommended to me by a couple of either people and we were delighted with their services. The office were super efficient and the guys who did the move were a delight and counldn't have been more helpful or more careful. A first class company!"
 
 
Team:
Alan & Jim.
 
 
 


Review 26 Oct 2017
Recommended by customer in TW10
 My Age: 60 - 69 
 I'm: Male 
 My level of experience of similar services: Beginner 
 I have known this business: Over 10 years 
51.4399, -0.3165
 
 
Satisfaction Ratings
 
Sales & Support 10/10
The advice and information was helpful and all correspondence was easy to understand
Packing & Handling 10/10
The firm took care in packing and handling our property
Collection & delivery 10/10
Our property was collected and delivered as agreed
Service 10/10
The staff were presentable punctual and polite
Value 10/10
The firm\'s charges are reasonable for the work involved
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Customer Review
 
Excellent service from quote to move From all people concerned.

"The removers were courteous and explained everything as they went about the removal ,excellent service."
 
 
 
 


Review 24 Oct 2017
Recommended by customer in HU5
 My Age: 60 - 69 
 I'm: Male 
 My level of experience of similar services: Above Average 
 I haven't used this business before 
53.7579, -0.3617
 
 
Satisfaction Ratings
 
Sales & Support 10/10
The advice and information was helpful and all correspondence was easy to understand
Packing & Handling 10/10
The firm took care in packing and handling our property
Collection & delivery 10/10
Our property was collected and delivered as agreed
Service 10/10
The staff were presentable punctual and polite
Value 9/10
The firm\'s charges are reasonable for the work involved
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Customer Review
 
Courteous, professional performance throughout from survey to delivery.
 
Cost: £3000
 

"Unphasable, engaging and willing teams at both ends. Generally going the extra mile to make sure all went as smoothly as possible. The 'containerised' methodology is what ultimately made the proposal a winner - it works and works well. I would recommend the company to anyone.

I have little to add to that!"
 
 
Team:
Peter Parnell. Unfortunately I didn't get the others
 
 
 


Review 16 Oct 2017
Recommended by customer in po22
 My Age: 60 - 69 
 I'm: Male 
 My level of experience of similar services: Beginner 
 I haven't used this business before 
50.7958, -0.6443
 
 
Satisfaction Ratings
 
Sales & Support 10/10
The advice and information was helpful and all correspondence was easy to understand
Packing & Handling 10/10
The firm took care in packing and handling our property
Collection & delivery 10/10
Our property was collected and delivered as agreed
Service 10/10
The staff were presentable punctual and polite
Value 10/10
The firm\'s charges are reasonable for the work involved
Show All
 
 
Customer Review
 
thoughout my life I''ve allways moved myself.....but not this time.....ramsey did what it say''s on the side of their trucks and do it very well.........with care and attention by everybody involved.
 
Cost: £984
 

"I picked ramsey and son as they were fairly local.........could have been a nightmare....BUT....from first contact to arrange a visit to waiving goodbye to the lorry we were impressed with everybody........including the accounts in Aberdeen....thanks all of you."
 
 
 
 


Review 10 Oct 2017
Recommended by customer in TW10
 My Age: 50 - 59 
 I'm: Female 
 My level of experience of similar services: Average 
 I have known this business: Over 10 years 
51.4575, -0.2947
 
 
Satisfaction Ratings
 
Sales & Support 10/10
The advice and information was helpful and all correspondence was easy to understand
Packing & Handling 10/10
The firm took care in packing and handling our property
Collection & delivery 10/10
Our property was collected and delivered as agreed
Service 10/10
The staff were presentable punctual and polite
Value 10/10
The firm\'s charges are reasonable for the work involved
Show All
 
 
Customer Review
 
Packing furniture and other items from the house prior to building works taking place. Removing things to storage.

"An excellent service, on time, extremely polite and accommodating."
 
 
Team:
Alan and three others (so sorry can't remember their names)
 
 
 

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