Renter’s Advice and Resources

Renter’s Advice and Resources

Protecting Your Belongings During a Move: Understanding Mover’s Valuation and Insurance

aptsherpa

 · Aug 22, 2016

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Take a quick survey of your friends and chances are, many of them can share horror stories about moving companies that damaged their property during a move. This isn’t surprising because lots of things can go wrong. Delicate items can be bumped and broken, boxes can be lost and both your new and old apartments can be damaged during the moving process. Many people assume that a moving company has insurance to cover loss and damage. The truth is a little more complicated. Because companies that offer insurance are regulated by the state, most moving companies do not actually offer insurance. Many moving companies do offer some protection to clients in the form of mover’s valuation.

When hired, a moving company takes responsibility for the safe arrival of your goods. That responsibility, however, requires you to file a proper claim and, even then, only extends as far as the amount of available insurance. If your belongings are damaged during your move, there are several actions you should take to recover the […]

Staff Writer

 · May 18, 2010

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Discount movers offer relief to renters who cannot afford to pay the high fees of most professional moving companies. When money is tight, you may feel as though you have little option but to hire a discount mover. There is a risk of theft, or damage to your items, and you may want to think it […]

Staff Writer

 · May 3, 2010

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If you’re gearing up for an impending move, you may want to know about whether or not you should invest in moving insurance. This type of coverage protects those who are relocating from some specific liabilities involving how they’ve invested in furniture and other household possessions. The answer to this question is different for every […]

Staff Writer

 · Dec 21, 2009

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Household moving companies offer a few insurance options to consumers. Two are required by federal law, and the others are extra policies that moving services offer. It’s important to understand your options before selecting which to buy. Full Replacement Value This is the most comprehensive insurance option that federal law requires household moving companies to […]

Staff Writer

 · Oct 21, 2009

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Renters insurance protects your personal property when you live in an apartment or other rentals. You alone are responsible for anything that happens to your belongings, not your landlord. Here are some basics to review to help you understand renters insurance: Property Insurance vs. Renters Insurance Your landlord has insurance on your apartment that will […]

Staff Writer

 · Sep 18, 2009

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Cheap movers may not be cheap after all.  Consumer beware, and be cautious when selecting your moving company.  Below is our list of the most common scams to watch out for when you’re planning to relocate. Using common sense will be your best tool when making a decision on a moving company.  If it’s too […]

Staff Writer

 · Sep 16, 2009

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When you are moving, especially long distance moving, the dependability and responsibility of the moving company you use is critical. National moving companies are presumed to fit the bill for these qualities. Unfortunately, you may find yourself in a situation where the national movers you used really let you down. Perhaps they behaved unprofessionally, stole from you, […]

Emily Gojko

 · Aug 16, 2009

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Moving across town can be a hassle, but moving overseas can be a stress-inducing nightmare if you don’t know how to prepare. Follow a few simple tips to make the process easier. Find an Apartment If you have relocated overseas but still need to find an apartment, wor with an information center set up for […]

Staff Writer

 · Aug 14, 2009

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