Although we blogged on this fairly recently, it seems to be a subject that is generating quite a few questions at the moment.  So we’ve decided to re-visit it.

Do please remember though that we are not solicitors and your individual unique situation may require specific legal advice.

Fixtures and fittings

Let’s assume you are moving out of the house you owned and have just sold.

As a general legal principle, you cannot remove things that your contract of sale will have categorised as being “fixtures and fittings”.  In other words, if the buyers saw something as part of the property’s structure when they came to visit it during their buying activities, you can’t unilaterally remove it when you move out.

There may be some exceptions to that, provided they are clearly noted in the contractual agreements and the buyers have agreed the removal in advance.

Unfortunately, just what constitutes a “fixture” is sometimes open to interpretation and it can occasionally lead to legal disputes.

Items to be cautious about

In our experience, some of the following items would normally be considered to be part of the structure of the property or a fixture and fitting:

  • anything that is screwed into the fundamental structure of the…

Anti phishingWe don’t pretend to be experts in information technology as well as furniture removals! Christchurch removals is where we excel.

We also have no reason to believe that anyone has ever tried to deceive anyone else by pretending they were Christchurch Removals online.  Even so, we’d like to publish here are a few very basic thoughts about how you can protect yourself from one of the commonest online scams, that involving “phishing”.


This is a generic term given to a range of potential online frauds. (more…)

Although we’ve mentioned the subject of antiques once before, that was some time ago so we thought we’d offer a quick reminder.

If you are involved in a house removal, we will gladly offer special services for any item you may think of as being of high sentimental or indeed financial value.  Antique items which may have been handed down through the family or more recently acquired, may often come in that category. (more…)

Preparing for an Office Move

Even in the second decade of the 21st century, moving companies, Christchurch and elsewhere, still occasionally involves having to move substantial numbers of old filing cabinets and paper document storage units.

Of course, in some circumstances paperwork is still required.  That’s often the case in terms of signed contracts and some legal proceedings.  There are also still paper documents that people use on a daily basis because not everyone has yet moved over to fully (e.g.) electronic invoicing and payment systems etc. (more…)

Tips for Handling Your Office or House Removal

We are experts in business relocation, Christchurch and elsewhere in New Zealand.

As a result of that, we have gained extensive experience of many particular forms of commercial moves and particularly office removals.

That’s why we’d like to share some of our top tips for things that are well worth avoiding if you are hoping to achieve that smooth and trauma-free office relocation. (more…)

Preparing for an Office Move

We thought it was about time we produced another blog covering some of the FAQs we receive. This time, they’re covering commercial movers.

What is a commercial mover?

There isn’t a standard definition but it broadly means a removals company that either specialises or has expertise, in commercial moves.

That usually means offices and other related premises but it can also include factories, plant and equipment and commercial goods ex-warehouse. (more…)

Preparing for an Office Move

Here are a few top tips we respectfully offer if you’re considering an office relocation.

  • Plan well in advance, if at all possible. In our experience, office removals that our clients have rushed through (for perhaps perfectly legitimate reasons) are most commonly those that throw up problems on the day itself;
  • Appoint a removals coordinator or project manager from within your company. Getting your various colleagues and departments ‘co-ordinated’ in their planning for moving is a non-trivial task and it is one that may go badly wrong if nobody’s in overall charge and control.


Christchurch Removals NZ

Back in September 2016, we blogged on the issues associated with shipping goods in the post.

This created a lot of interest, specifically around postal insurance and we felt obliged to do a follow-up.

Do please note that we’re expert Christchurch movers not lawyers or insurance experts! So, we’re offering here our understanding and you may wish to check this yourself. (more…)

Tips for Handling Your Office or House Removal

There’s almost a comedy sketch feeling to any discussion around those poor old office removals guys trying to cope with furniture and other heavy objects several floors up.

Truth to tell, it can sometimes be something that tests the muscles of our guys. Having said that, they’re strong, fit, good humoured and usually can cope!

Sometimes business relocation, Christchurch and elsewhere, can be a challenge if it’s based around an ‘upper’ location and the building concerned doesn’t have good modern facilities such as a freight or goods lift. For example, some bigger office equipment just can’t be squeezed into a smaller people-lift and that might mean some heavy-duty puffing up and down the stairs. (more…)

office removals

Here you’ll find answers to some of the commonest questions on office removals put to experienced removals companies.

Can you pack for us or do we need to do it ourselves?

It’s usually possible for companies offering business relocation, Christchurch and elsewhere, to offer professional packing services too.

Do note though that there might be some categories of item that it might be preferable to pack yourself, possibly including:

  • highly confidential documents of a personal or business-critical nature;
  • some tradeable bonds which are effectively cash;
  • precious items that are in your custody, including jewellery and so on.

In some cases, your insurance policy for such items might also require you to transport them personally too. (more…)