The Importance Of Insurance When Moving
Your family is moving to a new home and you decided that the most efficient way to do it is to get the services of a professional removalist.
So, you asked your friends for recommendations. You requested quotes from a removalist in Melbourne. You took a pick and contracted the packing and moving services of one of the reputable companies.
Everything seemed to be going smoothly on moving day until one of the moving men slipped. He was holding the box of your favorite chinaware and he dropped it. Now, you asked “who’s going to pay for your broken china?”
Don’t Forget to Check Removals Insurance
Expert removalists are very careful in doing their work – from packing to loading and unloading the household goods. But accidents happen. This is why it is very important to inquire about insurance coverage prior to signing of the contract.
To give customers peace of mind and to protect their interest, most removals companies have insurance policies, such as transit, storage and public liability insurance. If anything happens to the customer’s goods while being loaded to and unloaded from the vehicle, or when road accidents happen involving the moving truck, the insurance will take care of the damages.
A customer does not need to pay for this insurance cover. However, there may be a limitation in the claim amount depending on the liability coverage. Be sure to ask the moving company about this.
Supplemental Insurance Option
Generally, the liability coverage is computed based on the total weight of the items, the total assessed value or the value of replacing the damaged or lost item. In case, you have a lot of high-value items and you think the insurance coverage is insufficient, you can inquire about having additional insurance.
Customers have a more secure and stress-free moving experience when they know that the entire removal process is done with utmost care by trained men and is covered by insurance.