There are many inconveniences you can suffer from when you want to save money on moving your things from one place to another without full service packing and moving.
In the moving industry, the main risks associated with cheap services are well known:
Firstly, there is a risk of hiring personnel who do not have sufficient qualifications for packing, disassembling, loading and unloading furniture and things.
Secondly, cheap companies may use inappropriate vehicles to transport your property. This may result in damage and loss of items.
Thirdly, such companies may not cover the damage that may be caused to your belongings during the moving process. If something happens to your property, you will have to cover the losses yourself.
Fourth, the carrier may not include additional costs, such as packaging materials, in the price of transportation, which can greatly affect the budget and lead to unexpected expenses.
Fifthly, fraudulent companies may simply not appear on the agreed day and not perform services. Or demand higher payment, at the end of the move. In this case, you may lose money and not be able to find this company later to claim your money back.
Agree, the list of potential problems that can arise when dealing with unreliable moving companies can be quite intimidating. Therefore, we want to share with you some signs that can help you identify “gray” transport companies. That is, those who work illegally or on the verge of the law.
Here are a few signs to look out for:
If a company gives you a price over the phone without a prior estimate or a written estimate, this can be cause for concern.
You should also be on your guard if a company offers to carry out a transaction without a receipt or work order, in order to save money.
One of the signs to look out for is the lack of advertising on the vehicles used by the company and the lack of logo uniforms on the movers.
Gray haulage companies usually follow similar patterns and try to leave as little footprint as possible to avoid liability for their actions. That is why it is so important to be careful and not trust companies that do not provide proper documents and contracts. If you do not have any evidence of cooperation with a company, then it can be extremely difficult to find it and claim liability for the damage caused.