Whenever you make a deal, you have your rights and obligations. The same goes when you make a deal with a moving company – you have certain obligations and rights, and they are secured with the contract you have signed. Both you and your movers have to stick to the contract, and the contract exists to protect both sides. But what exactly are your rights and responsibilities when you move? This is what we are going to explore in this guide. So, let’s begin!
Pacta sunt servanda
Pacta sunt servanda is an old Latin saying in law and it means that you have to respect your agreement. Both sides have to do that. But you have to read the contract carefully before you sign it. Don’t let anyone tell you that you need to sign the contract before you read it. So, read the contract carefully, and if you agree with it, sign it.
You have to be available at the time of pickup and delivery of your shipment
When movers come to your home or office, you have to be there. The same goes for the delivery of your stuff. This is why it is important to agree on a date that suits you. If you can’t come, you can appoint a representative to act on your behalf. If you have no one to do that for you, you have to notify the moving company a few days before and agree on the new date. If your moving company doesn’t want to agree, you’ll know that something is fishy So, to be safe, you should always opt for the best movers available.
Types of estimates
The most important thing you have to understand when it comes to moving is the nature of estimates. There are two types of estimates. There are binding and non-binding estimates. What does that mean? Let’s explore!
As their name suggests, binding estimates are the type of estimates that are not prone to change. It is hard to know the weight of the customer’s stuff, so the estimate has to be made. If you sign the contract with the binding estimate, you have to pay the price you have agreed to.
These types of estimates are the opposite. Agreeing to a non-binding estimate means that you will be presented with an estimated cost, but that cost is prone to change. Your stuff will be weighted by the moving company, and depending on later measurements, the cost can go up or down. This may be both better and worse, but whatever the case is, it is better to hire movers than to do it yourself.
Responsibilities of movers
Movers have to follow the contract like you. They are obliged to move your stuff from point A to pint B. Also, they mustn’t ask for more money than whats’s said in the contract. They are responsible for the damages if those damages are their fault. To put it simply, they have to respect the contract as much as you do.