Bootham Removals & Storage Ltd

Compass House, Common Road Dunnington
York
North Yorkshire
YO19 5PD

Removers - Removals Companies

Listed under:  Removers / Removal Companies
96% recommended   Rating 9.4/10
167 reviews since 2007
 
Satisfaction Ratings
 
Overall Rating
9.4 /10 Overall Rating 9.4/10
Based on 167 reviews since 2007
 
 
 
Sales & Support 9.6/10 Sales & Support Rating 9.6
The advice and information was helpful and all correspondence was easy to understand

 
Packing & Handling 9.3/10 Packing & Handling Rating 9.3
The firm took care in packing and handling our property

 
Collection & delivery 9.4/10 Collection & delivery Rating 9.4
Our property was collected and delivered as agreed

 
Service 9.6/10 Service Rating 9.6
The staff were presentable punctual and polite

 
Value 9/10 Value Rating 9.0
The firm\'s charges are reasonable for the work involved

 
 
 
Recent Reviews 
 
" Matthew the company director visited us to provide a costing and was prompt in all subsequent communication. He was very clear about managing uncertain timescales and we felt very supported through t...."   more
 
" Our moving team from Boothams were amazing from start to finish. Very impressed. Friendly, hard working guys who worked tirelessly to get us moved without problems."   more
 
" The three removers (Iím not good with names) arrived the day before the move to begin the packing and removal. The were very professional helpful and friendly. It was a stressful time but their abilit...."   more
 
" Very happy - most helpful and punctual."   more
 
About Us


Established in 1974, Bootham Removals & Storage Limited has become one of the leading removal companies in the North East with a comprehensive fleet of vehicles, a purpose built containerised warehouse and most importantly, skilled staff.

We specialise in moving antiques and are the carriers for Christies, the art auctioneers, for the North Of England.
     
 
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Code of Practice
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Code of practice: 89%
Before the move, did your remover make you aware of the Code of Practice?
 
Description: 97%
Before the move, did your remover give you a clear description, price and timetable for the work to be carried out?
 
Loss or damage: 86%
Did your remover draw your particular attention to the contract terms relating to a). Liability for loss or damage?
 
Claims timing: 73%
Did your remover draw your particular attention to the contract terms relating to b). Time limits for making claims?
 
Cancellation: 83%
Did your remover draw your particular attention to the contract terms relating to c). Cancellation / postponement rights and charges?
 
Protection options: 91%
Before the move, did your remover explain your insurance or other protection options?
 
Claims procedure: 76%
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
Reputations are about so more than just ratings. What are the words that customers tend to volunteer when a firm is mentioned? Do they mention particular people that work there?

arrived 16
belongings 8
Bootham 38
Boothams 19
boxes 12
brilliant 9
care 11
careful 9
cheerful 12
courteous 10
definitely 7
easy 7
efficient 23
Excellent 28
experience 16
extremely 16
fantastic 8
finish 12
free 13
Friendly 27
furniture 12
good 27
great 24
guys 16
happy 14
hard 27
help 10
helped 10
helpful 50
highly 14
impressed 7
just 8
lads 15
late 7
packing 20
polite 29
professional 21
property 18
really 12
recommend 38
removal 31
removals 38
service 40
Storage 12
stress 16
stressful 16
team 31
Thank 17
van 13
working 11
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 21 Dec 2019
Recommended by customer in HU13
 My Age: 60 - 69 
 I'm: Male 
 My level of experience of similar services: Above Average 
 I have known this business: Over 10 years 
 
 
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
 
House contents were moved into store for a period of 6 weeks and then moved into our new purchase property from store. The second stage was characterised by uncertainty as to completion date so was a difficult period both for us and for the removal company.

"Matthew the company director visited us to provide a costing and was prompt in all subsequent communication. He was very clear about managing uncertain timescales and we felt very supported through the difficult six week period between the sale of our property and the completion on the purchase of our new property. The staff who carried out the move were cheerful helpful and highly competent. In spite of a season of extreme business for the company our needs were met with a general approach of helpfulness.
I have nothing much else to say except that I would recommend this company every time."
 
 
Team:
Matthew, James Andy (one other name escapes me but him too!)
 
 
 


Review 7 Dec 2019
Recommended by customer in LS24
 My Age: 30 - 39 
 I'm: Female 
 My level of experience of similar services: Average 
 I have known this business: 1 - 5 years 
 
 
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
 
Very large move from York to Tadcaster. 2 days packing, 2 days loading and unloading. Furniture dismantled and rebuilt as needed. Difficult items moved including baby grand and arcade machines.

"Our moving team from Boothams were amazing from start to finish. Very impressed. Friendly, hard working guys who worked tirelessly to get us moved without problems."
 
 
Team:
Richard, James, Andy, Matthew
 
 
 


Review 7 Dec 2019
Recommended by customer in DN21
 My Age: 60 - 69 
 I'm: Male 
 My level of experience of similar services: Below Average 
 I haven't used this business before 
 
 
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
 
Moved from York to a village in Lincolnshire. Access for a large van at the York property to load was an issue but managed well.
 
Cost: £980
 

"The three removers (Iím not good with names) arrived the day before the move to begin the packing and removal. The were very professional helpful and friendly. It was a stressful time but their ability and confidence made the move much easier. On the day they worked consistently to clear the house and headed over to Lincoln. They arrived late afternoon but still had a professional and cheery approach to unloading the van, even as it had turned dark. They gave no sense of rushing to get away and all the boxes were placed in the right rooms. A funny story, we have lots of outdoor plants in large pots. It was dark and they were placed around the outside of the house wherever they could. We have had neighbours stop and complement us on the arrangement outside the house and I have to admit, it looks pretty impressive! We tell them that the removal guys did it and they are impressed that they took time to do that! A truly dedicated and professional team."
 
 
 
 


Review 21 Nov 2019
Recommended by customer in YO23
 My Age: 60 - 69 
 I'm: Female 
 My level of experience of similar services: Beginner 
 I haven't used this business before 
 
 
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
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 furniture, paintings and boxes from family home

"Very happy - most helpful and punctual."
 
 
 
 


Review 2 Nov 2019
Recommended by customer in SY6
 My Age: 60 - 69 
 I'm: Male 
 My level of experience of similar services: Beginner 
 I haven't used this business before 
 
 
Satisfaction Ratings
 
Sales & Support 9/10
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 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
 
large house move from York to Shropshire with two vans
 
Cost: £3500
 

"They were excellent - there were lots of uncertainty regarding the move as to dates and whether going into storage but they coped with last minute changes very well. In addition we took lots of garden items in a separate van. Staff were efficient and helpful and managed to keep everything clean even though it was wet during unloading."
 
 
Team:
Boss is Matthew - cannot remember the names of the others.
 
 
 


Review 22 Oct 2019
Recommended by customer in YO26
 My Age: 30 - 39 
 I'm: Male 
 My level of experience of similar services: Beginner 
 I have known this business: Under 1 year 
 
 
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
 
Moved from York to Durham. Included a piano, and several large items of furniture.
 
Cost: £650
 

"Smooth experience. Friendly staff. Would definitely recommend."
 
 
 
 


Review 18 Oct 2019
Recommended by customer in SS3
 My Age: 70 + 
 I'm: Female 
 My level of experience of similar services: Average 
 I have known this business: Under 1 year 
 
 
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
 
We moved from Yorkshire to Essex and all the guys from Bootham removals were fantastic. Nothing was too much trouble and at both ends of the move they made things for us very easy.

"We had 4 men packing the van in York and this was done smoothly and quickly. The following morning the 2 men who had gone with the van unloaded everything and put it where we wanted. We had a lot of stuff to unload but again it was done efficiently and quickly. They were pleasant and helpful at all times.
I would thoroughly recommend Bootham removals as they are the best removal firm we have used."
 
 
Team:
John and Mike
 
 
 


Review 6 Sep 2019
Recommended by customer in HD8
 My Age: 50 - 59 
 I'm: Female 
 My level of experience of similar services: Beginner 
 I haven't used this business before 
 
 
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
 
full house move - 4-bed to 4-bed across at least 3 counties had to juggle the move around 2 very frustrated cats who needed to be contained so they didn''t escape (Customer packed all items except hanging clothes)
 
Cost: £1700
 

"This was a short-notice removal with just 6 days from initial booking to emptying the first house. Matthew was helpful from the start and responded quickly to my voicemail with dates he could assist. More support with getting packing boxes and some free packing paper and advice on how to pack fragile items (I hadn't moved for 17 years).

Guys arrived promptly (but not too early) on moving day - helpful and cheerful, mindful of our quirky house - beams and cats to dodge. Did a full reccy of the place before they started and worked around us as we finished some final packing - with the extra boxes they brought with them.

Arrived on time to the new address some distance away and unloaded everything as instructed - asked if unsure and suggested answers for things we hadn't thought of... even moved a couple of things twice when we mis-directed them. everything delivered safely and they took care of our new (rental) home as they placed items."
 
 
Team:
Matthew was the boss - I didn't get the other 3 names but he will know (2 &3 Sept removal)
 
 
 


Review 18 Aug 2019
Recommended by customer in YO23
 My Age: 30 - 39 
 I'm: Male 
 My level of experience of similar services: Beginner 
 I haven't used this business before 
 
 
Satisfaction Ratings
 
Sales & Support 8/10
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 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
 
A local move within the area, just furniture. Old house was very small so some items a challenge or had to be dismantled.

"The team were great and very efficient. They managed to empty one two bedroom house and move and unload at the other in about 2 hours. This included having to take apart a couple of items that wouldn't fit."
 
 
 
 


Review 28 Jun 2019
Recommended by customer in YO24
 My Age: 70 + 
 I'm: Female 
 My level of experience of similar services: Beginner 
 I haven't used this business before 
 
 
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
 
We moved from a large semi detached to a dormer bungalow with lots of garden pots and plants to move.
 
Cost: £912
 

"We were delighted with them in every way.The men were courteous and cheerful all day, even when it started raining. They could not do enough for us and we would recommend them if asked for a removal firm.




"
 
 
Team:
I am so sorry I cannot remember names but I did write to their boss praising them
 
 
 


Review 25 May 2019
Recommended by customer in YO19
 My Age: 60 - 69 
 I'm: Male 
 My level of experience of similar services: Beginner 
 I have known this business: Over 10 years 
 
 
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 long term residence to rented property and six months later to new permanent property.

"All very straight forward from the first phone call. Boothams made the arrangements for the move easy and in turn the move itself."
 
 
Team:
Mathew Shelton was first contact, don't recall name of removal team but they did a good job and were very careful in handling furniture etc.
 
 
 


Review 21 Feb 2019
Recommended by customer in YO32

 I'm: Male 

 
 
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
 
We moved our furniture and belongings into and out of storage when we made a flying return from Spain and suddenly found the stalled chain galvanised into exchange of contracts and completion.

"Despite delay and rescheduling Bootham Removals team were cooperative and flexible, cheerful and flexible, hard working, punctual and tidy. "
 
 
Team:
Matt, Elaine, Richard, James and Gareth
 
 
 


Review 21 Feb 2019
Recommended by customer in YO26
 My Age: 50 - 59 
 I'm: Female 
 My level of experience of similar services: Average 
 I have known this business: Over 10 years 
 
 
Satisfaction Ratings
 
Sales & Support 9/10
The advice and information was helpful and all correspondence was easy to understand
Packing & Handling 8/10
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
 
Removing into storage items from my late father''s house into storage and subsequently delivering them to my son''s new home.
 
Cost: £2000
 

"All went to plan. Pleasant and efficient service."
 
 
 
 


Review 19 Feb 2019
Recommended by customer in YO32
 My Age: 60 - 69 
 I'm: Male 
 My level of experience of similar services: Above Average 
 I haven't used this business before 
 
 
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
 

"All packed by removers the day before moving, move to storage clean and efficient no damage to property, consignment notes filled in and were readable, brought back from storage and placed in new home without mess or damage, all items accounted for, staff were polite and accommodating would definitely recommend this company to anyone."
 
 
 
 


Review 19 Feb 2019
Recommended by customer in YO26

 I'm: Male 

 
 
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
 
What could have been a traumatic two days ended up being stress-free thanks to the team from Bootham Removals who not only did the job very efficiently, but were also a joy to have in our home/s.

"As mentioned above, and reflected in the ratings above, we could not have wished for a better team to work with on our move. They were pleasant, helpful, hard-working and went out of their way to help reduce the stress from the move."
 
 
 
 


Review 15 Feb 2019
Recommended by customer in Yo26
 My Age: 40 - 49 
 I'm: Female 
 My level of experience of similar services: Beginner 
 I haven't used this business before 
 
 
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
 
House move
 
Cost: £600
 

"Excellent survive for the initial quote to the guys in the day
I would highly recommend"
 
 
 
 


Review 7 Jan 2019
Recommended by customer in YO24
 My Age: up to 29 
 I'm: Male 
 My level of experience of similar services: Beginner 
 I haven't used this business before 
 
 
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
 
2 bed to 4 bed, nothing too exceptional, other than the previous owners in our new house had packed nothing meaning that Boothams had to work around them to get us moved in, they were very flexible and professional.

"Great Friendly service, the house that we were moving into chose to use another removal company and were in complete chaos compared to Boothams. I can honestly say the bootham removal team made it the most stress free experience.

The team that arrived were friendly and polite and even worked around the chaos caused by the previous owners of our new house.

Can't say thank you enough."
 
 
Team:
supermen?
 
 
 


Review 4 Jan 2019
Recommended by customer in YO31

 I'm: Male 

 
 
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
 
The lads who packed up my house and then also were responsible for the removal day were extremely courteous, they worked efficiently and nothing fazedvthem. They took great care with all items. As there was a lot of garden furniture and potted lands it was sensible to have a smaller van for these.
 
Cost: £3300
 

"Had used this company 20 years before and was impressed then so although their quote was higher than others l went with them because of the expertise offered."
 
 
Team:
Matthew and the team of lads
 
 
 


Review 9 Nov 2018
Recommended by customer in YO11
 My Age: 60 - 69 
 I'm: Female 
 My level of experience of similar services: Below Average 
 I haven't used this business before 
 
 
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
 
Move of some furniture and personal possessions to residential home
 
Cost: £600
 

"All went very smoothly and with minimal fuss. Good experience from booking to completion. Many thanks."
 
 
Team:
Elaine in the office and James, Ben and Gareth on the day
 
 
 


Review 7 Nov 2018
Recommended by customer in YO62
 My Age: 70 + 
 I'm: Male 
 My level of experience of similar services: Below Average 
 I have known this business: 5 - 10 years 
 
 
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
 
On time well organised move!

"The Men who Moved all our belongings were a delight - they made a pretty stressful situation a delight - Cheerfulness is a wonderful quality and nothing was too much trouble for them.

Delighted with the experience."
 
 
Team:
Sorry - not sure but I think Richard was part of the team.
 
 
 

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