Movers are not obligated to move your goods for the estimate they have quoted?
Non-binding estimate mean that it is not the final estimate. An estimate will clearly state whether it is binding or non-binding. If it's a binding estimate, they legally have to follow the estimate. So make sure.
Estimate terms and what they mean?
Non-binding estimate: A non-binding estimate provides you with a general idea of what the move will cost. A visit will be scheduled where the mover will complete a binding estimate.
Binding estimate: A binding estimate is the final cost to you. The mover is legally bound to this price.
As Ellicott City movers we will make sure you know the difference.
What paperwork is the moving company required to provide?
Upon requesting an estimate the mover will give you the following information.
- A copy of the written binding or non-binding estimate
- A copy of "Your Rights and Responsibilities When You Move"
- Settlement program information
- Contact information for the mover
On the day of your move the moving company will supply a copy of the bill of lading.
At the time of delivery the mover must supply a copy of the completed bill of lading and scale weight tickets.
If I pack myself, is the moving company responsible if something is lost or broken?
Yes. The moving company is also liable for any loss or damage caused during transit unless the cause for the loss or damage was due to common law defenses:
- Act of nature
- Omission by the shipper
Improper packing falls under an act of omission. As Ellicott City Movers we recommend you pack carefully.
What can't be moved with me?
- Aerosol cans
- Car batteries
- Llighter fluid
- Scuba tanks
- Chemistry sets
- Cleaning solvents
- Fire extinguishers
- Household batteries
- Liquid bleach
- Loaded guns
- Nail polish and remover
- Paint thinners
- Pool chemicals
- Propane tanks
- Rubbing alcohol
- Sterno fuel
- Weed killer