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Frequently Asked Questions about Moving Services

Moving to a new place could be an extremely chaotic event if you are not well organised. This is why you need to contact professionals who are experienced movers enabling you to carefully relocate your possessions to your new home. (Information Credit - northridingmovers.co.za)

 

Whether you are relocating to a new home or thinking about commercial relocations, here is a list of frequently asked questions that would inform you about everything you should know about moving services.

 

When should I contact moving companies for estimates?

This is one of the most frequently asked questions about moving services.  You can’t schedule your move in advance if you aren’t sure when you are moving. Ideally, you should start contacting movers at least a month in advance.

 

What happens when a relocation consultant visits my home?

The moving company you are hiring would send a consultant to your home to do a complete survey of your items. After the survey is completed, the consultant will calculate the weight, packing cost and any other charge related to your move. The relocation consultant would examine what you are moving in order to provide you with an accurate estimate. Remember to organize your house before the relocation consultant arrives.

 

What is an estimate and how many should I get?

An estimate is an educated guess of the approximate cost of your moving. This estimate is based on factors like your inventory, the movers’ tariff etc. Make sure that you get more than one moving cost estimate. The more estimates you get the better an idea you will be able develop as to how much your move may cost you.

 

What is bill lading?

The bill of lading is the contract between you and the mover. It is given to you before the mover loads your goods. You should read the contract carefully before signing. Keep it safely with you until your possessions are delivered, and all payments are made.

 

What information and paperwork should the mover provide?

The moving company should provide all the information you require. Upon booking, they must send consultants who would provide you with your final estimation and confirmation of your moving date and time. Apart from your copy of estimate they should provide:

 

  • “Your Rights and Responsibilities when You Move” booklet
  • Copy of the signed confirmation
  • Your Bill of Lading
  • Contact information for the mover for queries and complaints

 

How do I know if my movers have license and insurance?

It is easy to determine whether your movers are licensed and insured. This information should be available on the movers’ website, advertisements.  When you hire a moving company you should ask them for their DOT and MC license numbers and then verify them with the Department of Transportation and the local authority.

 

The hardest part of relocating is ensuring that your personal belongings are safe and arrive at their destination on time. Be well informed about relocation services and hire professionals who would relocate your furniture and belongings safely to your home.