Your Rights and Responsibilities When You Move

No one wants to be taken for a ride on moving day. While there is no shortage of reputable and reliable movers in New York, you still want to feel assured that:

  • your property is in good hands,
  • you'll be compensated for any and all damages in the rare case of an accident, and
  • that your moving costs won't change without good reason and prior notice.

The good news is that these conditions aren't hard to come by. You can protect your move simply by adhering to the one of the most vital of moving tips: always take the time to read and understand your moving rights.

Read and Learn

If you're planning a local move, your NYC mover should present you with the New York State Department of Transportation's “Summary of Information for Shippers of Household Goods”. Should your mover fail to give you a copy of this document, you can either request for it or opt to look for another mover. Withholding a document of such importance from you doesn't say much about your mover of choice.

If you're looking to move outside the city limits, though, it's a must for you to read the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration's (FMCSA) “Your Rights and Responsibilities When You Move”.

These documents serve as excellent moving guides. Reading them with care will make you a lot less likely to fall victim to moving scams.

Spotting the Difference

Though they are the minority, there are still some movers who might try to take advantage of you by unexpectedly raising their moving charges and refusing to honor property valuation. Knowing your rights will help you identify which companies are only out to cash in, and which ones are genuinely interested in making your home moving experience a good one.

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