• Are movers responsible for damage

  • The movers are responsible for any damages or losses that may occur to a client’s belongings during a move. Movers are experts trained on how to safely and carefully handle items during a move but sometimes it’s inevitable for damages to occur. That is why it’s advisable to hire a moving company that is fully insured because this means both parties are protected in case of any losses or damages.

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    Depending on the moving company you hire, the responsibility in case of any damage can vary so you should ensure that you keenly and carefully read through the terms and conditions carefully. This will help you understand where the company stands in case of any loss or damages.

    Different moving companies offer varying liability coverage based on their valuation. It’s always good to discuss with your mover beforehand so that you can know whether you’ll need to get any third-party insurance during your move.

    Precautionary measures to take during a move

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    It’s crucial to do your due diligence and ensure that your items are safe during the move. Some of the precautions you can take to ensure you’re on the safe side include the following.

    Doing proper research

    You should make sure that you do proper research to ensure that you hire the right mover for the job. You can check their licenses and certification to ensure that you’re dealing with a legitimate business. It’s also good to go through any reviews from previous clients.

    Understand the contract terms

    Each company has different contract terms and it’s advisable to carefully read and understand the mover’s contract terms. This will help you understand how much liability your mover is willing to cover.

    Document your belongings before the move

    It’s good to document your belongings by taking videos or photos especially if you have any fragile items before the move. This will come in handy in case you need to claim compensation after any damages or loss.

    Take a detailed inventory

    One way to keep track of your belongings is by ensuring that you have a detailed inventory of everything before and after the move. It’s advisable to also take note of any existing damages your stuff might have.

    Inform your movers of any delicate items

    If you have any delicate items and specific instructions on how they should be handled, it’s good to clearly communicate with your mover beforehand to ensure that they are aware. This will help prevent any damages that might occur as a result of mishandling.

    Document any damages

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    In case your items are damaged, it’s advisable to document any damages and inform your movers so that they can know how to compensate you. If you were using any third-party insurance, it will come in handy when making your claim.

    Always ensure that you effectively communicate with your mover so that you can be well-informed of their responsibility and liability coverage in case of any damages. This will help you plan your move better especially if you have any valuable items that are fragile.