Australia has an association basically for Removals and Removalist companies. This is to ensure that the safety of those who are involved are met and promote a good working relationship from both parties.
In this bid, they set up an association called The Australian Furniture Removers Association (AFRA). (AFRA) is an official body that is set up to regulate the furniture removal industry from unsolicited areas and people’s houses.
By so doing, they give credits to those who move the furniture who met the criteria of removal to an extent. Companies and individuals who necessarily do not have the equipment to perform this activity can now carry out the job, registered or not.
Coastal Furniture Removals provide Interstate Removals Hervey Bay and the East Coast of Australia. AFRA made a statement at news.com.au that “anyone can buy a van” and advertise furniture removals services and that scores of “backyard businesses” were in operation throughout the country. Which is probably getting out of hand.
A representative of the organisation said, they don’t have to be licensed, trained or qualified before they can become a furniture removalist. He stated that anyone can become a furniture removalist without necessarily belonging to the organisation and having an office, so long the individual has a van.
In his statement, he said it has become worrisome that anyone can be a furniture removalist without the due process thereby making the job a bit difficult for those who are qualified to compete.
The organisation receives up to twenty complaints a week, most of which are non-members of the organisation. To curb this is difficult because they are not registered. Complaints concerning the affairs of members are handled and treated internally with tribunals to oversee.
The representative also said that majority of the complaints are consumers complaining that the furniture removalists holds goods to ransom, not showing up and a host of others. Delayed flights which contained goods, taking up of unnecessary funds etc.
Interstate Removals Hervey Bay and Coastal Furniture Removals Fraser Coast QLD
Coastal Furniture Removals are located in Hervey Bay. We offer pre-packing services and can wrap and take care of all your treasured items. Regarding Interstate Removals, we specialise in moving large items such as pool tables, spas, pianos, display cabinets and home gyms. We also have a secure gated storage in Hervey Bay and can help you to get storage in other areas.