Moving is stressful. Documents, losing track of important paperwork can bring more stress to your move. Prepare these moving documents before the move. Put forms and receipts close at hand as you’ll need them to complete a lot of tasks related to your upcoming move.
Once a moving company has inspected your home in person, they will send you a written estimate or quote for your move. It will include transportation charges, labor, insurance, all kind of services you have discussed, storage charges and some additional services. There are three types of estimate: it can be a non-binding estimate, binding estimate and binding not-to-exceed estimate. You should think about one of them to protect your move.
The bill of lading is the most important moving document you are provided with when you hire a professional moving service. A bill of lading (BL or BoL) is a legal document issued by a carrier to a shipper that details the type, quantity, and destination of the goods being carried. This document is a legally binding contract between you and the moving company. It usually consists of :
Typically three bills are issued—one for the shipper, one for the consignee, and one for the banker, broker, or third party. If more bills of lading are issued, there is an increased risk of fraud, theft, an unauthorized release of goods, or release to the wrong person.
This statement includes the final cost for your shipment, reflects the tariff charges based on the actual weight and services. After delivery of your things your interstate mover should provide you with a final Statement of Services.
The moving company will attache The Order of Service to your bill of lading and include moving estimate details, pick-up and delivery dates and any special services. The Orders for Service will show the charges that you may be assessed for the move. For a non-binding estimate, the Order for Service will list the estimated non-binding charges, the method of payment for the charges, and any additional charges that may occur. For a binding estimate, the Order for Service will list the charges you will pay and the method of payment. Here are elements listed on the Order for Service :
Make sure to take copies of all these important documents. Do not sign a blank or incomplete document. If you have already made your choice our team of professionals is ready to provide all the necessary services your unique relocation requires. Let us be the mediators that can help you to coordinate your fast and easy move to a new life. Get a free moving quote, use our moving cost calculator or contact us to know all the details.
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