Moving can be a stressful process for many different reasons, whether you’re moving down the street or long distance. Check out these answers to frequently asked moving questions to make sure that you are as prepared as possible!
#1 What Is a Non-binding Estimate?
Once you select a reliable, trustworthy moving company, talk to your movers before moving day about the estimate. Make sure the price they quote you is down in writing and clearly stated as binding. A non-binding agreement does not legally require your movers to honor the estimate.
First quotes are typically accurate and provide you with a general estimate of how much it will cost you to move. However, sometimes additional services, special items, schedule changes, and other factors contribute to changes to the original price. Talk to your Birmingham moving company to make sure you and the movers are on the same page when it comes to payment.
#2 How Much Paperwork Should I Expect?
There are multiple forms and files you will encounter during your move. Here are some of the things you should expect your Birmingham moving company to provide.
- written non-binding or binding estimate
- Department of Transportation “Rights and Responsibilities When You Move” publication
- insurance information
- bill of lading (contract)
#3 When Will the Service Get Done?
Movers are required to meet reasonable dispatch requirements, meaning they must make sure the work gets done within a reasonable amount of time according to the laid-out schedule. Talk to your movers to make sure the timetable you agree upon works for both parties.
When the movers come for pickup, make sure that you receive the bill of lading along with the inventory sheet. This will include contact information for the movers you will be working with.
#4 How Does the Delivery Process Work?
When the driver gets to your home with your shipment, he or she may collect compensation before they unload. The driver will also be responsible for filing information on the inventory sheet regarding the condition of your shipment. So, if you have anything to discuss regarding your items, do so with the driver. Even if you pack your items yourself, the moving company is responsible for loss and damage during shipping. However, improper packing is an exception to that rule. So pack carefully!
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