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Question DetailsAsked on 6/19/2012

Is a contract recommended for a moving estimate?

How do I protect myself in getting moving estimates?

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Insurance first of all and ask for a copy of their carrier's declarations. That will tell you what coverage they actually have. Just because they have a liability policy doesn't mean they have enough coverage for your belongings should something happen such as the truck catching on fire. I saw that once on the interstate and really felt sorry for the people. Also make sure they have coverage should someone get injured while moving your stuff in and out of your homes.

Second, get it all in writing as some sort of contract. There are shady companies out there who will load up the truck and then refuse to deliver your stuff until you pay more money due to any number of excuses. I haven't heard of this in a while but am sure it still goes on.

Todd Shell
Todd's Home Services

Answered 8 years ago by Todd's Home Services


First, only speak to reputable companies... how do you know if they are? Check them out on BBB and

So many companies look great but they will scam you. Go with a major van line if you can.

Whatever you do, do NOT move with a company that estimates by cubic feet, only go with weight on a long-distance move, if local it is charged by the hour.

If a move goes poorly no amount of savings will matter, you get what you pay for here and in life, but for sure check out your mover. You can even visit them. Good luck!!

Bryan Bloom
Priority Moving, Inc.
San Diego Movers



Answered 7 years ago by PriorityMoving

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