A moving contract is a legally-binding document. Once you sign it, you are committing to everything that is in it. And that can, sometimes, be a real problem for you and your wallet. While any well respected international moving company Hong Kong will not have anything hidden from you in their contracts, a lot of moving companies may try to squeeze a bit more money out of you. There are also some serious “red flags” that can show that you are dealing with a fraudulent moving company. There are several important things that you need to check before signing a moving contract, such as the company’s licenses and insurance, as well as their website and reviews. Furthermore, make sure that you understand all the potential extra charges that you may incur.
Things you should check before signing a moving contract
- Company’s insurance and licensing
- Check the company’s website and read the reviews
- Make sure to know about all the extra charges
Simple as that. Now, let’s go a bit more into detail.
Company’s insurance and licensing
A moving company needs to have several licenses for its operations. These are all legal documents that prove that the moving company has all the requirements that prove that they are legitimate and trustworthy. You can usually check for these on their website and cross-reference them with public information. Sure, it is a bit of work but not doing so may cost you in the long run. While you’re at it, check if the company is sufficiently insured and if they offer a storage unit Hong Kong, in case of emergencies. You want to know that, even in the most unfortunate cases, you and your belongings will be fine.
Check the company’s website and read the reviews
After making sure that the company is actually legitimate, you may wish to figure out what other people are saying about it before you sign the moving contract. Every moving company on the planet will have only good things to say about itself but the people might think otherwise. Make sure to check their own web page and some other source, such as moving forums or Facebook groups, for additional reviews. The more reviews you can find, the better.
Truth to be told, there can be a lot of fake reviews on the internet. You may need to know how to spot the fake reviews before you start looking at them. Most of the well-respected moving companies will not bring themselves to the level of fake reviews, but there are a lot of them that will. Make sure to be able to spot the difference!
Things to check before signing a moving contract – extra charges
Finally, your moving contract will dictate how the extra charges will be priced. This is the most ambiguous part of the contract and thus the part that you need to pay the most attention to. Never sign a contract until you perfectly understand it. You can even ask for some clarifications to be put into the contract if you feel that it is necessary. You will not have this luxury after signing the contract!