While researching Montreal moving companies it is good to be armed with questions that will help you validate their authenticity and get the best service provider who will carry out the work according to your highest expectations. Do not settle for half-baked answers that do not quite give you the full picture of what you want to know. Here are some questions that are worth asking before you settle for the right company.
Are you a Licensed Mover?
All moving companies need to be licensed before undertaking any moving work. Verify that they are licensed by any movers association and/or government agencies.
Are You A Broker Or Licensed Mover?
Brokers are middle men between moving companies and clients. A broker simply knows a number of moving companies who will give them commissions if they refer a client. Some brokers will masquerade as moving company representatives to bait clients by giving far-fetched deals that they cannot hold the moving company to, leaving the client high and dry when things fall apart.
What Kind of Quotes Do You Give?
A reputable moving company will always give a binding quote. This is a quote that has been agreed upon between the client and the mover that cannot be altered, or other costs added to it. If a mover is not willing to give a binding quote in writing then you need to be looking elsewhere.
What Charges are Included in your Quote?
You need to have the mover break down the charges for you so that you are aware of what has been factored into the moving cost. There are all types of charges such as fuel charges, storage charges, transfer charges, long carry charges and packing charges among others. It is good to state all the tasks that you want the mover to do for you so that they can charge appropriately. Also state what you can do for yourself to minimize extra charges.
What Type of Insurance Do You Carry?
Movers have to be insured to indemnify clients whose property is damaged while it is under their care. However, you have to find out what is covered and for how much so that you do not lose out if your stuff gets damaged and you cannot make any insurance claims for the loss.
What Happens If I Have to Cancel?
Circumstances can occur that necessitate your having to cancel a moving contract. Make sure you are aware of what procedure is followed if you have to cancel the contract. Find out what you forfeit and how much money you get back if you had to pay a deposit.
How Long Have You Been In Operation?
The longer a mover has been in business, the more they ought to be known — especially if their service is good. Ask people who have used the company if they were satisfied with the performance. Check websites for any complaints or positive feedback. Verify with BBB and CAM if they are any good, just so that you do not fall prey to scammers.