This post is a continuation from Part 2 on How to Organize a Move. Lately, we have gone through
– Step 1: Make a tour of the people available to organize a move
– Step 2: Get a moving vehicle
– Step 3: Optimize vehicle loading to organize a move
– Step 4: Study the route taken on the day of the move
– Step 5: Anticipate the unloading of your furniture
We will now cover the final part – Step 6: Moving with professionals
When moving with professionals you can benefit from a guarantee which covers you for breakdowns, road accidents, or fire of the vehicle and which will take care of the expenses of breakdown service, replacement vehicle, etc.
If you have hired a professional to move, you will be covered. You will then have to unpack your items quickly so that you can note your observations (broken, damaged, lost items, etc.) on the delivery note that will be given to you by the mover. You will be compensated on the basis of your declaration of value.
6) Moving with professionals
Calling on professionals to organize a move is more expensive, but there are advantages: peace of mind, efficiency, and security.
It is advisable to use professionals in the following situations:
– If the volume to be moved is important;
– if the objects are voluminous;
– if there is a long journey;
– if there are stairs to climb;
– if access is difficult;
Good to know: moving a house of about 100 m² (about 50 m³ of volume) costs between $1200 and $1600. Ask for quotes.
The moving contract
The conditions of the move are set out in 2 documents:
– the waybill: it is your contract which clearly specifies the terms of the move and which will be annexed to the declaration of value;
– the declaration of value: it is a question of declaring the total value of your goods and movable objects that the mover will transport.
Good to know: most movers limit their liability to $230 per m³. It is, therefore, necessary to make an individual declaration for all valuables and to take out an extended guarantee if you feel that the guarantee offered by the mover is insufficient. It is the remover who takes responsibility for your goods and defines the compensation for damages according to the amount of value indicated.
The formulas offered
There are several formulas:
– the luxury formula which consists of the movers taking care of everything from A to Z;
– the formula where the movers dismantle and reassemble the furniture, pack and unpack the fragile objects (in principle you only pack the boxes for the common objects);
– the economic formula where the mover simply loads, transports, and unloads the boxes and objects.
Tip: if you have fragile objects, let professionals pack your belongings because they are used to it and are covered by insurance in case of damage to your objects.
The advantages of the professional
You will be covered in case of loss or damage to the objects that will have been entrusted to the movers, except in case of force majeure, defect of the object, or fault of the customer (he would have packed the object badly).
It is, therefore, necessary to read the contract that you have signed with the remover and the method of compensation, either lump-sum or for each object.
Important: it is the amount of the declaration of value that will condition the amount of your compensation.
You will have to note the damage at the time of the move by mentioning reserves in the delivery note. You will then be able to claim compensation for loss or damage to the objects.
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