The British Association of Removers rolls out their new APG Scheme (Advance Payment Scheme.)
As members of the (BAR) British Association of Removers we at Clarks of Amersham are pleased to announce new benefits and protection for our customers.
On 1st July 2017 BAR launched the new Association Wide Advanced Payment Guarantee Scheme (APG). This means for you, there is further added protection and peace of mind when you use a removal service that’s a member of the BAR.
Breaking down the facts:
- The scheme covers advanced payments (cash, BACS payments and/or debit card payments) made for private residential contracts concluded in the United Kingdom (only), in order to protect YOU against the risk of a BAR member in financial failure.
- The scheme is designed to cover Domestic, European and International moves.
- The APG scheme is just one of the many benefits of using a BAR Member, as well as the BAR Code of Practice; Members must also reach and maintain the Criteria of BAR Membership.
- The BAR also provide an Alternative Disputes Resolution scheme for consumers, which is handled independently by an approved Consumer ADR body under the ADR Regulations 2015.
- BAR understands the importance to protect the reputation and integrity of Members and to avoid the possibility of adverse publicity of an industry which is unregulated in itself.
- BAR is bound under its Code of Practice to provide surety and its Members must adhere to the Code of Practice, which is approved by the Chartered Trading Standards Institute (CTSI).
What does it cover?
Every BAR Member is covered by the scheme
Cash, BACS and debit card advanced payments
All private residential removal & storage contracts concluded in the UK
So if you are planning a house move make sure you are completely covered by ensuring your removal company carries the BAR badge.
At Clarks of Amersham we have a FREE no obligation provisional booking service. Why not give us a call on 01494 774 186 and we can book you in or you can fill in our online estimate form and we will get straight back to you with a guide price.