When it comes to hiring local moving companies, trust is key. A bad company can make your life a complete nightmare. If you know what to look for, you can avoid hiring a mover that will leave you high and dry. Here are a few of the most common tactics of shady moving companies.
Nickle and Diming: Untrustworthy local moving companies will provide you with a quote, but then start tacking on fees for every arbitrary task that goes outside the scope of the project. If it feels like you are being charged extra fees unfairly, you probably are.
Not Sticking To A Schedule: One of the worst things a local moving company can do is simply not show up. You want to avoid hiring a mover that will try to reschedule, show up late, or not show up at all. The best way to ensure you are hiring a reputable mover is to find out what other customers are saying. At 500 Move, we have a great reputation with our customers. Check out our testimonials on our website.
Not Being Up Front: You have certain legal rights as a consumer, and moving companies are required to by law to inform you of what those rights are. There’s a booklet called “Your Rights and Responsibilities When You Move.” If the local moving company you are considering hiring doesn’t provide this, you should probably consider a different company.
Hostage Takers: This is the most ruthless and underhanded tactic of bad moving companies. Imagine arriving at your destination only to have the local residential moving companies you hire refuse to unpack your things until you pay them a fee. This tactic isn’t even remotely legal, but it’s hard to get the police to do anything about it. That’s because the moving company will often hold your possessions in their own storage facility. Because it’s on private property, you’ll have to jump through all kinds of legal hoops, or give in and pay the illegal hostage fee.
Asking For All the Money Up Front: If you give a local moving company all the money upfront, you might never see them again. Either that or they may end up trying to tack on a bunch of fees after the job is done. If a moving company asks for all the money upfront, don’t give them any at all and find someone else to help you out.
Now, Hire a Company You Know You Can Trust
Now that you know how to spot a shady moving company. It’s time to start working with a good one. Pick 500 Move to ensure a great price on top quality moving services. We always strive to make our customers happy.
If you want an honest estimate from a company that isn’t going to let you down call 500 Move today at 1-877-500-MOVE. We hire dedicated, experienced movers, to make sure all of our customers are well taken care of.