|This is the ninth
in a series of tips on relocation and moving:
against moving companies have been rising. Following are some tips
that can help your move go smoothly.
- Get a binding
estimate from the moving company. Make sure the amount is written in
- Inquire about their
on-time record and other complaints with the local Better Business
Bureau or consumer complaints department.
- Movers are limited
by law regarding what they can give you for lost or damaged goods.
To cover potential damage, check existing homeowner's or renter's
- Ask about expected
gratuities and write into contract.
- Have the contract
include a guarantee of how many hours the job will take, allowing an
overrun of no more than ten per cent.
- Be sure all charges
are listed on contract.
- Inform the moving
company of how many stairs are at your new home.
- Watch loading and
unloading and examine all items carefully before signing a receipt.
- Document an
inventory of your belongings before you pack.
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