Making a decision to move your office space or home gives you anxious moments because it is time for you to decide what must stay and what must go. You will also need to consider the services of packaging companies or relocation companies who specialize in relocation services.
It requires time to research and speak to such professional relocation companies and determine based on a number of criteria, which one will best suit your requirements. Once you decide to go ahead with one of these packaging companies, the anxiety does not end there.
Imagine having you to trust complete strangers with the packaging companies and handling of your equipment, supplies, and other objects that may be of great value to you, but may not mean anything to the movers and packers staff! When you read up reviews, you will also come across customer complaints on the poor management and damage done to your belongings during transit.
This does not mean that you do not engage any professional services and undertake this onerous, impossible task of packing and moving all by yourself. You must empower yourself with information about the insurance cover for your belongings and also the valuation coverage that is applicable. This protects the buyer of the services and at the same time, ensures the service providers take enough care on the job to avoid losses.
All professional relocation companies and packaging companies offer a valuation coverage, which includes the monetary liability that the company is willing to accept should there be any damage to your goods or if any good is lost when they are moving it to the destination. However, this differs from insurance coverage. There are also certain conditions under which the valuation coverage may be limited or may not be applicable.
This includes natural calamities or accidents caused due to fire, earthquake, or hurricane. The conditions may also extend to the packing and moving materials used and who packed them. If you choose to pack your belongings yourself rather than the professionals you have hired, then the latter may not be held responsible for any damage done to goods since they did not pack it and you may not be able to prove it otherwise.
Hence unless a claim can be substantiated with proof, it may not be in your favor. Your items may also include fragile items or those that need to be handled with care. A failure to notify the relocation services team of such items means you will have to bear any damage and absolves the team of such liability.
Even in the event that there is damage to your goods and services during relocation, the claim must be submitted within a stipulated time period, after which such claims will no longer hold good.
To make the relocation process as smooth as possible, understand all the terms and conditions thoroughly including different types of insurance coverage and type of valuation coverage offered by the relocation company. It is important to ask as many questions as possible and ensure you avoid any possible loopholes in the coverage offered by relocation companies.