Moving in or out of Sydney is very easy as far as parking is concerned. Someone who would be moving in to Boston on the other hand is sure to get you into a lot of headaches. Boston has one of the most stringent parking laws of any city, especially when it comes to removals when you need to park your truck for quite some time to move boxes and furniture out or in. Boston residents must pay a permit fee of up to $100 or risk fines and pay even more. Additionally, residents in the area must be notified 48 hours in advance by way of flier distributions. This rule applies to the entire Boston area as it is a city in which parking opportunities are severely limited.
Some parts of Sydney on the other hand, does not have laws as strict as those in Boston. But in areas governed by the Waverley council for example, particularly Bondi Beach or Bondi Junction, they have rigid parking rules. And if broken, these parking rules can be to the financial detriment of the removal company or the resident. In these areas, permits can be applied for, just like in Boston. These permits can cost up to $80 and may vary greatly from council to council.
One must never forget that the parking police love their jobs, and will not hesitate for even an iota before assigning you with an infringement notice which can definitely rue you. If you are picking up from, or delivering to a quiet back street, the likelihood of parking restriction diminishes rapidly. In these areas, council permission may not be compulsory at all. Nevertheless it is always polite to let your neighbors know. They should at least be consulted as a point of common courtesy.
As for moving in or out of an apartment or unit block, the building management, or the body corporate or strata management will likely need to be consulted before any removal activity is undertaken. Other residents may have to find an alternate parking for the day to accommodate the truck momentarily. Unfortunately architects, engineers or city districts rarely consider removalists or the needs of a moving in or out resident. And they are usually pedantic about the house rules. The person undertaking the move must accommodate the management as opposed to the management being amiable to the needs of residents.
Parking availability, permits, neighbors consent, rules and regulations all these things definitely need to be considered if you ever plan to have a smooth removal job. Most naïve removalists fail to inform the home owners and comply with these requirements. Failure to do all these can definitely cause a lot of headaches, can definitely cost you a lot of money for fines and can get you into a lot of delays and troubles. Always remember that hiring a removalist may mean making accommodations for the truck, the platform and the people. From transferring to a new neighborhood to moving out from one, always make sure that you make an inquiry to the local authorities about parking rules and regulations. And make sure that you are hiring the best removalists in your area!