Working with a Moving Company
Following are several suggestions to keep in mind when you work with a moving company.
- Begin looking for your moving company approximately eight weeks before your actually move in.
- When you determine a mover, the company will provide you with a several documents for your move:
- A service order, outlining the terms of the financial agreement.
- A “bill of landing” a legal contract between you and the moving company.
- A “binding estimate”, dictating how much property is to be moved, and at what cost. If you go over this amount, you will receive a second estimate and attached to the original.
- Carefully label your boxes, complete with your name, new address, telephone number contents of each box. Also number each of the boxes so you can easily verify all boxes are accounted for at your new condo.
- Create a detailed list of everything that is being moved. A licensed moving company is responsible any loss or damage of your property. The list can prove valuable in the event something goes missing. If something is missing fill out a claim form and provide it to the movers while they are still on premises.
- Mover’s liability is generally 60 cents per pound, so it is wise to purchase extra insurance to cover the actual value of your goods. You’ll be required to declare the value of your insured goods before a single box is placed on the truck.