Local skip Hire or Broker, do they look the same?
Although for some it obvious they are a broker, many people are unaware they are not a skip company. You might end up paying more for skip hire as they want a percentage of the money you pay.
The skip hire market is extremely fragmented. There are a great many relatively small, local skip companies covering limited areas geographically and operating from, at most, two depots.
The broker earns money by adding a commission (usually between £15 and £40 plus VAT) to the local skip company’s rates.
When you use a skip broker you can pay money directly to them which could put you at risk as they are a third party. Skiphirenear.me is a classified Directory that simply gives you information about your local skip hire companies. Having all the information available you can contact them directly or let the Directory, get them to telephone or email you. Hiring a skip is generally problem-free and disputes are mainly because the hirer is aware of what’s in the hire agreement.
Two of the biggest problems: skip not being collected for days and damage to your property when a skip is delivered. With Skiphirenear.me you can find out about the hirer’s Terms & Conditions and prevent most common disputes. Therefore we advise before you hire a skip, Skiphirenear.me suggest if not on the companies website, you request information about the hirer’s Terms & Conditions and prevent any possible disputes.
But, before you rush off to order from a skip broker, it might well be worth getting quotes from your local skip hire companies.
Therefore we advise before you hire a skip, “Know the company – Know they meet with your requirements”