Removals to Madrid | Moving to Madrid Guide | Spain Moving Company
UK citizens move to Madrid for a multitude of reasons. It is a vibrant and exciting place with a rich culture and friendly people. Madrid also has a rapidly growing economy, which makes it a great place to live if you are looking for work or starting a business. It even has excellent universities, which is why it attracts so many international students each year.
If you are lucky enough to be moving to Madrid this year, use the services of an experienced UK to Madrid removals company like Schepens. Our family owned company has been performing European removals to Madrid for years and know the logistics of the journey well.
Speak to us today on 01794 323558 for a no obligation removals quote on your move to Madrid.
We employ a team of skilled removers who are trained according to the standards set out by the British Association of Removers. Adherence to these standards helps to ensure that every removal we perform is safe and efficient.
This moving to Madrid guide will share some useful information about this wonderful city and explain why Schepens is the best choice for removals to Madrid.
Why move to Madrid?
Madrid is a bustling city with a lot going on! The most common reasons why people move there include:
The lifestyle in Madrid is incredible
Madrid is an exciting place to live. The city is packed with hundreds of restaurants, cafes, art galleries, museums, pubs, and nightclubs. You will have endless opportunities to go out and enjoy yourself.
The food is delicious
Madrid is a favourite destination of foodies. The produce is incredibly fresh and the local markets are amazing. You will love the Paella, Patatas Braas, Huevos Rotos, Spanish Omelette, and Cocido Madrileño,
It is an affordable city to live in
Many UK expats love Madrid because it is such an affordable city to live in. Rents are affordable and many UK residents can afford to buy holiday homes in Madrid. Consumer items like food, clothing and electronics are also quite cheap by European standards.
The schools in Madrid are excellent
Spain has an excellent education system that ranks above average compared to other OECD countries. The curriculum of Spanish schools does share some similarities to UK schools with a strong focus on science, languages, mathematics, history and the arts. Some of the best schools in Madrid include:
- International College Spain
- Holy Mary British Catholic School
- American School of Madrid
- International School of Madrid
Madrid is also home to some excellent tertiary learning institutions including: Universidad Autónoma de Madrid, Universidad Complutense de Madrid (UCM), Universidad Carlos III de Madrid, and Politécnica de Madrid.
Moving to Madrid Guide
Here are a few simple tips that will make moving to Madrid easier.
It always helps to reduce the number of items that you are taking with you when moving. Sell, donate, or throw away any items that you haven’t used in years. In some cases, you might even be better off buying new furniture and clothing when you make it to Spain.
Gather important paperwork in one place
You will need to provide certain people in Madrid with various pieces of paperwork, including your passport, birth certificate, rental references, and school records. Gather these items in a secure location.
Make sure your new home is ready to move into
Double check that your new home will have utilities and a phone line connected before moving in. Organising utilities can take a little longer in Madrid, so organise them well in advance.
Sort your finances
It’s often useful to open a new bank account before arriving in Spain. This can be done online. Transfer some money into that account, so it is easier to pay the initial bills you will face when arriving in Madrid. If you are going to be in Madrid for a long time, talk to an accountant about how you should manage your taxes and pension contributions.
Sort out your health care
Any EU citizen has access to a European Health Insurance Card. This will cover you for basic services while in Madrid. You can also purchase private health insurance for around 40 Euros a month. If you are on any special medications, stock up while in the UK and bring them with you. This will give you time to find a new doctor in Madrid and obtain new prescriptions.
Some useful resources for moving to Madrid
Here are some useful resources that will make moving to Madrid easier.
- The cost of living in Spain
- The UK government’s Living in Spain guide
- Checklist for British expats moving to Spain
- 10 things to know before moving to Spain
Why choose Schepens for removals to Madrid?
Schepens has been performing removals to Madrid for many decades. We have helped thousands of clients move to Spain and look forward to helping you move to this wonderful country. The main reasons to choose Schepens for Madrid removals include:
We are an affordable Spain moving company
Schepens is an affordable option for UK to Spain removals. We can only provide cheap Madrid removals because of the scale of our operations — our team moves thousands of tons of cargo each year, helping us can obtain discounts from suppliers.
The best customer service in the world
Our company treats each customer with incredible respect and appreciation. We do so because we know that maintaining a high level of customer service is critical to our ongoing success. Our friendly removers will do whatever it takes to make moving to Madrid a pleasure.
All Madrid removals monitored by a move coordinator
Every client is assigned their own move coordinator at the start of the removals process. It’s their job to ensure your Madrid removal goes off without a hitch. They will also provide you with useful advice and answer any questions that you may have.
All removals to Madrid use our modern fleet of removals trucks
Our company owns a large fleet of modern removals vehicles. They are specialist vehicles designed to safely carry cargo over long distances. They feature:
- Adjustable barring system – This metal barring system prevents cargo from moving during the journey. It also stops potential cross-contamination of cargo.
- Air ride suspension – Our vehicles enjoy a smoother ride thanks to air ride suspension. It reduces the impact of bumps on your cargo, reducing the risk of breakage.
- Security alarm systems – All vehicles have GPS tracking and security alarms.
Schepens organises removals to and from all the major towns, cities and areas in Spain, including:
Alicante, Almeria, Avila, Costa Dorada, Costa Da Luz, Costa Del Sol, Costa Brava, Cordoba, Cuenca, Barcelona, Burgos, El Escorial, Gijón, Granada, Gibraltar, Guadix, Madrid, Malaga, Marbella, Merida, Poblet, Ronda, Salamanca, Salobrena, Segovia, Seville, Tarragona, Toledo, Torreivieja, Valencia and Vigo