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Posted by on Oct 5, 2016 in Services |

Questions to ask before hiring a removalist

Complaints about removalists loosing, breaking of stealing stuff from people they help move are common. Even more common is the fact that some jack up the price when they deliver the items to the new place. When moving you is choosing to trust these individuals to offer services in a professional manner. To make sure that you know exactly what you are getting yourself into, it is important that you ask certain question that will help you get a better understanding of what services you are about to receive and how your belongings will be safe guarded.

1. Will you be charged per hour or is it a flat rate?

Knowing whether the removalists Melbourne be charging you per hour will allow you to plan your budget and count if the amount you are being asked for is too much or is just okay. You should know however that being charged a flat rate is better than being charged per hour because when things go wrong and you are late, you will have to pay more for the services you receive. A flat rate is also better because you are sure of how much the whole process will cost you rather than estimating. If you will be charged hourly, find out if it is from the depot to your property and back of if it is just during the packing and unpacking of the track.

2. Will certain things add costs?

You do not want to be surprised by extra pay when you thought you were already done paying. Some companies will make it such that moving heavy items up the stairs is charged extra. Sometimes when the property is not easily accessible and if the process takes longer you are charged extra. Before you hire a company make sure that you know whether any of these things will add cost. If so, by how much? This will allow you to create a budget that is mindful of the extra costs and so you don’t create a bad impression to your new neighbors when you are charged extra and didn’t know about it.

3. Will your work be subcontracted?

Sometimes you think you are hiring one moving company while your services will be offered by another. It is good to know whether the work will be subcontracted out and if it will be who will be doing it. This will allow you to take a look at the other company and decide if you want to be served by them or not.

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