Here is a list of legal rights and obligations associated with moving.
There are too many chores to be completed before, and at the time of, moving from existing premises to new premises. In the flurry of activity that always accompanies moving people tend to neglect their legal rights and obligations. This negligence can lead to a lot of stress at a later date.
1. Consumers, i.e., those who are moving to new premises, are legally entitled to receive an estimate from the movers that would be final and legally binding. Effectively, this estimated amount is the maximum that the moving company would be entitled to collect from the consumer. Moving Companies may present to the consumer a contract that is incomplete in some respects, and which lets them claim additional sums under any clause. Consumers will be well within their rights if they refuse to sign such incomplete contracts. However, consumers need to read the contract completely and understand the implications of its content to identify such incompleteness.
Consumers are also not under any obligation to seek quotation only from one mover. In fact, there are many moving companies* at colorado movers. So obtaining estimates from different companies would help the consumer in taking an informed decision apart from getting a better bargain. The consumer is also not obliged to disclose the quotation received from one moving company to another. However, while trying to decide on the right moving company, it is necessary to scrutinize the contents of the agreements associated with each estimate and understand their implications completely.
2. There are conditions applicable to consumers as well. These are disclosed by the moving company. Any reservations that moving Companies have for moving specific goods should be noted and any responsibilities that are agreed to in the contract must be complied with for timely completion of moving. Consumers need to understand the extent to which the moving company would be liable. This may entail getting moving insurance at times, but it would be worth it instead of worrying about such things.
Exercise and fulfill your rights and obligations to avoid future headaches.
Movers expect a complete list of materials that are to be transported. It is, therefore, obligatory on the part of the consumers to furnish such lists of inventories to the moving contractors. Preparing a list and inventory is time consuming and such movers do offer such services as well. However, it is always better not to avail this service. The language used in contracts these days is no longer as complicated as it used to be. Therefore, anybody can understand the content of moving contracts.
For more information on your rights and obligations as a consumer also visit the bureau of consumer protection.