ANYVAN Reviews

3.57 Rating 514 Reviews
65% of reviewers recommend ANYVAN

About ANYVAN: AnyVan - Move Anything, Anywhere

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No matter what you are moving; from a King-Sized bed to a framed picture of the Queen; a Grand Piano to a classic Ford Capri; we’ll take care of it all the way from Penzance to Peterhead and beyond.

We do this by marrying people looking to move something with our trusted team of AnyVanners. They are equipped with the knowledge and expertise to go the extra mile. And our customer team are always on hand to ensure there is a friendly person to guide you through the journey.

020 3872 3050


5 -17 Hammersmith Grove The Triangle Hammersmith London

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Shipping & delivery
Own Driver, Courier
delivery methods
Next Day
average delivery time
Greater than 40%
on-time delivery
Greater than 65%
accurate and undamaged orders
Customer Service
Live Chat, Telephone, Email
communication channels
Over a week
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"Do not choose this company. They will lie to you. They will steal from you. I paid this company to help me move my bed from one location to the other on the 1st June. And on the day they didn't even have the courtesy to let me know around what time they were arriving. After chasing the company up all day and waiting for someone to arrive. I got a phone call asking me to reschedule the booking at 2pm. Which I couldn't do so I had to cancel and request a refund and some compensation since I had to chase other van companies at short notice on the day. They refused to give me a refund for numerous made up reasons. Driver knocked at 8am. That didn't happen. I and the two people I was living with heard nothing! Driver knocked at 1pm. Another lie. They tried calling me. No, I got nothing until 2pm. Anyvan- Instead of trying to cover up a service you didn't provide, focus more on actually providing a service. Do not take pictures of doors instead. It's disgusting and gives you no right to take my money. I didn't pay for that you disgusting company. Do not try to take advantage of people by stealing their money. I am not liable to pay anything, and you have no right to a single penny of my money because you have breached your contract. I would highly recommend anyone reading this to not use this service, they will steal and not provide a service you paid for. They'll just take as much money away from you as possible! Anyvan, stop lieing. Stop stealing. STOP reporting any negative reviews you get! I've had to report this company to trading standards! They can't treat people like this and get away with it. I am furious!"
Posted 10 months ago
"Appalling service yesterday from Anyvan - a driver who was rude and a team who, whilst listening politely to my complaint and apologising, did nothing to convince me that the driver’s attitude was going to be addressed. After filling in a negative response to the service, the driver rang me to discuss and, again, did nothing to convince me that his attitude would be addressed and confirmed he would be appealing the complaint. Overcharged in my view for what was a very, very stressful day having spent a lot of it on the phone to Anyvan. Having used Anyvan before with no problems I now understand the people who told me to stay away from this service. Will not be using it again."
Posted 7 months ago
"DO NOT USE ANYVAN! Their driver was late twice and their driver caused a great deal of damage to my £8000 piano AND THEY DO NOTHING! Worst company ever. Will be taking this awful company to Watchdog. DO NOT USE!!!"
Posted 7 months ago
"Appalling service and thieves! Anyvan moved my home contents in July. The driver got lost between locations, damaged some expensive furniture, refused to take anything upstairs in my new property and then got verbally and physically intimidating. Because they were running so late and due to the damage already done to my possessions, I decided that I didn’t want them collecting further items from a storage unit - although I had paid for this as part of the upfront charge. It is now over 3 months later and I have not had any money refunded, I’ve accrued costs of storage and despite frequently contacting founder and Chief Executive Angus Elphinstone, he just delays and takes no responsibility for how his company operates. I’m at my wit’s end and have finally had to take legal advice. Below is the email I sent Angus earlier today. I know this is a long message, but I urge anyone with other negative experiences to come forward so that AnyVan and Angus cab appropriately be held to account and so that other people will not have to experience this shambolic rip off company. Angus Following on from yesterday’s unacceptable phone conversation where you once again demonstrated your intransigence to resolve this outstanding matter. Your arrogant approach to your customers astounds me as does your procrastination in addressing this case. I’m a reasonable individual. However when treated badly, with contempt and essentially stolen from (I paid for a service that was not fulfilled by you), then I will take appropriate action. The good news for you is that you won’t hear from me directly again, the bad news for you is that’s because you’ll now have direct communication with my solicitors. I briefed them this morning and letter to you is pending once I’ve approved it. For what it’s worth; this likely to get EXPENSIVE for you; a clear case of fraud and extortion evidence via email and phone recordings. That’s before we get on to the damage done to my possessions and that the job wasn’t carried out within the parameters agreed by your company (again evidenced on phone calls). If my experience is anyway representative of how you run you business, then in my opinion, you are not fit to hold a directorship. This is something that will be addressed by my solicitors and Companies House once we’ve been successful in Court. You are a despicable and opportunistic crook. I’m looking forward to dealing with you appropriately. Rob"
Posted 7 months ago
"IF YOU ARE THINKING OF USING ANYVAN THEN PLEASE READ THIS REVIEW   I am not one to ever write a bad review, but the unacceptable service I received from AnyVan has compelled me to on this occasion.  The drivers arrived to deliver our furniture at 00.15am. The journey from collection to delivery was over 100 miles, so we were told that they could arrive at the destination the same day as collection or the day after. It was only at 10pm on the day of collection that we received a call from out driver telling us he would not be there until midnight. We had no choice whatsoever in this. The driver arrived at 00.15am and didn’t live until 3.49am. We live in a second floor flat so this disturbed our neighbours considerably. Not to mention that this is just an unprofessional and unsociable time. If you do book with AnyVan make sure you specifically state a latest time for delivery. I would not have thought this necessary, but if you want to avoid being up in the middle of the night and disturbing your neighbours then I would recommend it.   We had to do a lot of the heavy lifting despite having paid for 2 men instead of just 1. We paid for 2 men to decrease the amount of lifting we were doing because we didn’t know the correct technique for lifting heavy items and so wanted to avoid injury. When the driver and his 17 year old son arrived, they had already been working 16 hours that day (they told us they started at 8am) and so were tired before they even stated lifting. I completely understand that they were tired after working a long day but surely it would have made more sense for them to arrive the following morning instead. On a number of occasions the driver said to my partner 'help me, I'm an old man'. Of course we were more than willing to help with some lifting but we had paid for 2 professional men for a reason. If you do not want to lift heavy items, state this on the special instructions of your booking. Again, I would not have thought this necessary.   The driver told us to destroy our sofa when it would not fit into the flat. One of my main concerns was the driver’s attitude when he realised that the sofa would not fit in the flat. At this point it was blocking the stair well so that tenants in the above flat could not get downstairs. Instead of now taking the sofa back downstairs, the driver insisted that the sofa could not be brought back down. He said he had to leave to be somewhere else and we would need to destroy the sofa. As you can imagine this was a very stressful and upsetting situation. After speaking to the driver and his son for at least 20 minutes we eventually managed to persuade them to bring it back down. This process was rushed, causing damage to the sofa and creating even more noise.    There was extensive damage to our furniture and our property. The damage to our furniture was unacceptable. The wooden dining table (which was previously is excellent condition) arrived with a large scrape down the centre and the seat of one of our leather dining chairs was ripped. Again previously in excellent condition, our sofa now has multiple tares in the fabric, the wooden frame is very weak meaning the sofa now rocks side to side and the metal bars of the sofa bed are twisted. This £899 sofa bed was no longer in an acceptable state for use meaning that we had to get rid of it. In addition, whilst trying to get the sofa upstairs, the walls of the stairwell were scratched and damaged so that there are now obvious holes, cracks and marks which will need to be repaired. The driver and his son were not careful with our furniture, on many occasions even standing on the arm of the sofa.    We were not covered for damage. When I informed AnyVan about this damage they explained that because I did not pay for comprehensive insurance that they could not accept responsibility for the damage. Maybe I was naive in thinking that a professional moving company would take responsibility for any damaged caused to your items in transit. This is not the case. The basic insurance included in the price only covers for fire, lighting, aircraft, explosion and theft. If you book with AnyVan make sure you pay for comprehensive insurance. This is not cheap, but worth it if trusting them with your furniture.  The customer service was extremely disappointing. I first asked to make a damage claim as well as a formal complaint about the service on the day of delivery over a month ago in August. The damage claim was dropped, without any kind of compensation or acceptance of wrong doing. Then, only last week after many, many emails was my formal complaint about the service on the night of delivery addressed. During this correspondence, the member of the AnyVan team I was speaking to kept changing and so I had to continuously repeat my reason for complaint. This is unacceptable customer service - it felt like they were doing everything they could so I would get fed up and drop the complaint. Despite everything mentioned above, I was only originally only offered £20 due to the late arrival. After further emails, I was offered another £25 as a 'gesture of goodwill'. To get to this stage with AnyVan has taken me 6 weeks of continuous emails and phone calls and they are still yet to have responded to all of my concerns or accept any kind of responsibility. I will finish by saying that my brother has also recently used AnyVan. He was allocated a different driver and had nothing bad to say about the experience. It is a luck of the draw with AnyVan. You cannot be sure of the standard and quality of driver you will be allocated. So if you are in need of ‘a-man-with-a-van’ I would strongly advise you to use someone local and recommended rather than take a chance. That is certainly what I will do in the future.   I am absolutely appalled by the service I received, and would strongly urge anyone against using AnyVan in the future."
Posted 7 months ago
"Don’t touch Any Van with a barge pole - they sub-contract the job. We ended up with two blokes and a van who damaged every item of furniture while they toured the country doing drop offs. Any Van denying any liability and refusing to compensate us - hundreds of pounds worth of damage caused. Don’t do it!"
Posted 8 months ago
"the driver was 4 and half hours late picking up , so I had to tell him not to bother. However you cant speak to the company you book with (only via web chat) and I have never had my money refunded for a service I paid for and did NOT receive. Utterly dreadful service. AVOID at all costs"
Posted 11 months ago
"Reference: AV 553 5399 I am moving between two different cities and I had paid extra to book a specific time-slot. On the day, they informed me that they will be 1 hour late outside the time-slot range and then 2 hours late. Due to them being so late I missed my train and other transport so I had to get last minute tickets that cost a fortune in order to get back home. I called, and the customer service person had a lot of “attitude”. She told me that it is not their fault about my schedule and that there won't be a compensation because it is not their responsibility. Then she said that I should read the terms and conditions before buying their services. I told her that I did it over the phone, and that obviously it is impossible to know these things over the phone unless they inform me about it. Her reply was “What did you expect? To read you 3 pages of terms and conditions over the phone?” Well, yeah? If it is so important to follow them, then they should let me know over the phone to what I agree on! And her “defense” was that they sent an e-mail with a link to the terms at the bottom of my receipt... AFTER I have purchased their service. Sorry, but someone has to read these BEFORE they buy, not after. And then she mocked me like “Wow, don't tell me that you actually read the terms and conditions every time you buy something online”. Just a horrible company, with no courtesy, no accountability, and very bad employees and customer service. AVOID!"
Posted 11 months ago
"Amal Morsi 2 reviews Published 3 seconds ago Not reliable as used to be They used to be a good company. I used to be their regular customer. Until today, they gave me a quote £49 for moving one item, a fridge freezer for 10 miles distance. I paid extra charge because I requested 2 men to do the job. After they put the fridge in the van they called me to add £70 extra charge to the already agreed quote because I did not select American fridge freezer. I had no choice except to accept ripping out £70 of my money. The quote is a quote, you can accept or reject when you are able to make a choice, not when your item is already in the van. They gave me 2 options both are worse than each other. Option one to through my item in the street with no refund to the money I have already paid or option 2 to pay £70 extra charge. When the customer accept a quote, they accept it according to a very tight budget, because they think that you are reliable. It was my mistake to select you, never happen again. I do not recommend this company to anyone."
Posted 1 year ago
"Sent round an intimidating guy complaining about his hangover, was not careful with my furniture and damaged it. Also drove off with parts of my bed, anyvan won't take any responsibility for it or pay any compensation despite my complaint and claim, will not recommend this company, very disappointing service"
Posted 1 year ago
"Misleading, backhanded tactics! I posted an add on Anyvan and accepted a quotation of £174. When the requested deposit of £34 was paid I was sent an email stating the remaining amount of £140 will need to be paid once the job is completed. The contractor Move2U completed the job and were great throughout and once the job was completed they advised me that I need to pay the full amount as Anyvan does not pass on any funds to them. The guys done the job and I paid them, bare in mind I was advised otherwise initially by Anyvan. When I contacted Anyvan they all stated that the the £34 go to the contractor as part of the £174 payment. After insisting on clarification we ended up on the same email trail with all parties and putting down the jobsheet and the invoice the contractor confirmed that they have no knowledge of the £34 and Anyvan is the entity that can answer that question. From that moment the anyvan agent stopped responding to emails. Two days later another agent confirmed that they kept the money and is not refundable nor is part of the quote contrary to what they advise on the original email. Luckily I am insured on my credit card so will be taking that payment back. Be very careful in your dealing with Anyvan as you can and up out of pocket!DEFINITELY DO NOT RECOMMEND THEM!!!"
Posted 3 years ago
Posted 4 years ago
"Worst of the Worst - Don't Use this company I booked collection and delivery for 29th which is today. Before I booked, Spoke to the customer services on chat, showed them the item to avoid any misunderstanding with full details and then they sent me the link to book it. I checked the status little while ago and it was showing delivery for tomorrow. Spoke to the driver and he said cannot be today. I spoke to the customer services on chat and she said delivery will be tomorrow. The company I bought the items from was delivering it for free for tomorrow ( 30th of Nov). I needed the items today as I got people waiting to work at the site. They will have to come tomorrow again and I will be paying over £ 500 just for call out charges because they wont be able to work today and they are at the site. And all because of this Bad/worst/ridiculous/ And secondly I would have this delivered for free if it was for tomorrow straight from the company I bought the items from. I am not leaving it just like that. LOSS OF OVER £ 600 BECAUSE OF ANYVAN.COM BEWARE OF THEM !!!!!!!!!!!!"
Posted 6 months ago
"Absolute shambles, messed up my job twice. I lost my customer. Anyvan are refusing to compensate. AVOID them - they only want your money, their customer care is the worst I have ever had."
Posted 7 months ago
"Twice I’ve used Anyvan recently and both times the experience has been unacceptable. My first delivery didn’t arrive until 12.40am and the one I’m currently waiting for has been changed three times. Don’t expect any type of discount from Anyvan if you are messed around because they won’t do a thing. No point choosing a particular day as the drivers do what suits them not the agreed booking you pay for."
Posted 7 months ago
"They don't tell you the proper fees when you make the booking. A family heirloom has disappeared but when I tried to claim for it I was told because it wasn't specifically detailed in my inventory I couldn't claim. Also a power drill gone missing too. The van crew were 2 Romanians on agency rates and complained about the wages. The family heirloom that went missing? a 4ft ceremonial sword, not the sort of thing you can misplace. Police not interested, Anyvan not interested don't touch them with a barge pole - all the negative reviews here should put anyone off."
Posted 7 months ago
"Took my money and gave me 12 hours notice to collect, when I said I couldent be in as I’m pregnant and had a hospital appointment they said it could not be rescheduled and took all my money , do not use. Try shiply instead"
Posted 7 months ago
"You could waste your whole day waiting for this firm to turn up - I think they are terrible at communication. Pickup was supposed to be between 8 am and 6 pm with a call the day before to confirm details. They turned up at 9:45 pm and the first contact from the driver was at 6 pm. There was no call on the day before and the driver did not respond to calls, messages or texts. Anyvan customer service passed me from pillar to post when I phoned during the day and the Webchat agent was helpful but did not solve the situation. At 5:45 pm a customer service agent realised I had the wrong phone number for the driver and it later turned out that the driver did not have my contact details or the details for the person he was delivering to. The delivery completed at 11:45 pm and then the poor driver had to get home after his very long day. I won't ever use this firm again because they don't deliver what they promise. The final insult was that they offered me £10 for my wasted time - I think that shows that they are not a great company to do business with."
Posted 7 months ago
"They're a joke. I needed an extremely heavy digital piano moved having been told by the removal company that moved it last time that they wouldn't move it because it was too heavy and unsafe without proper equipment. Decided to use Anyvan's "expert piano delivery" service. Chatted with someone through the chat function on the website and was assured that the driver would come fully equipped to move the piano with trolleys and other equipment to tilt it on its side. I therefore went ahead and booked a piano removal service for £240. When the guys came they didn't have any specialist equipment with them and just carried it down the stairs, tilting it on its side by pulling on the wooden frame which I was concerned wouldn't be strong enough to deal with the weight. Don't get me wrong, they were impressively strong as the piano really is very heavy and awkward, but I was concerned whilst they were getting it down the stairs that it would be dropped. The piano was delivered to my new flat and although I can't fault them for managing it, the service was not as advertised. I paid for a specialist piano removal with proper equipment for £240 (almost as much as I paid for my entire flat to be moved earlier in the day) but that is not what I got and I feel I've been completely ripped-off. To make matters worse the company refuses to acknowledge there is an issue with this, simply because the piano was delivered without damage and it's "within your driver's discretion to use trolleys or any other equipment they deem fit". Having paid that much for it to be removed I wanted it done properly, with equipment, not left to someone's discretion. Absolutely ridiculous and I would avoid them."
Posted 7 months ago
"We booked to move a piece of furniture and paid extra for a shorter slot between 1pm-3pm. No one called or updated us for the whole morning therefore called customer service at about 3:20pm. I was told by the woman on the phone that it's only 20 mins late so I should have waited a bit longer. She then said she was unable to get hold of the driver and only sent him a message. We wanted a refund at the time but was told they DON'T GIVE REFUND! Meanwhile we were trying to get hold of the driver but no luck. At 5 pm I was finally able to get through the driver and was told I needed to wait for another 2.5 hours. We lost our temper by this time and told them this was unacceptable, the driver then said they can't do it today as they were still finishing other jobs. I am shocked by the incompetency of this company and the "no refund" policy is just dodgy. I have seen on Trustpilot that there are so many positive reviews but those reviewers seem like one-off generated fake profiles. PLEASE AVOID THIS COMPANY!"
Posted 8 months ago
ANYVAN is rated 3.57 based on 514 reviews

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