Check to see if your relocation booking includes moving insurance.
You might wonder why you need moving insurance, but there are many good reasons to make room for it in your moving budget.
Insurance gives you peace of mind in case your things are lost or damaged and ensures that those items are replaced should this happen.
The finance and insurance staff at Whybirds Removals and Storage are happy to help you understand relocation insurance and we can help you make the right choice.
Find out what’s covered
Before opting to buy relocation insurance, be sure you know exactly what it covers.
Different levels of coverage will provide different features, so we advise you to shop around and not just immediately accept our insurance.
Do your research to be sure you’re getting what you need. In general, including our own, this type of insurance covers any damage that occurs during the packing, loading and unloading process.
It might also cover loss if you are using shipping containers to move your belongings overseas.
What should a policy include?
The most important thing to investigate is whether the moving company you choose has insurance.
Sometimes the company’s vehicles and employees are covered, but the coverage doesn’t extend to what’s in the truck.
Even when a company says it’s fully insured, check on whether that includes your belongings or not.
If not, you’ll have to add relocation insurance to your moving package. The Whybirds’ insurance is available for all aspects of our service.
In most cases, our relocation services in Brisbane, Ipswich and Darwin will cover your basic household goods and furniture.
If you have valuable antiques, jewellery or other items, you may want to consider special coverage for those items.
You’ll also want to pay attention to the sum that your items are insured for. It’s a common misconception any moving company will assume all responsibility for fixing or replacing damaged or lost items, but they may only cover a portion of the true cost of that item.
Make sure you understand that before you sign on the dotted line. You can talk to us about your particular special needs for your precious items.
Where to buy insurance
You can start by checking with your homeowner’s insurance company to see if you already have moving insurance. If not, and we are doing your removals, talk to us about insurance.
If we are unable to provide the right type of cover for anything beyond the norm, we will advise you to talk to a third-party insurance provider to ensure you receive the very best service we can offer.
Call Whybirds on toll free 1300 653 884 today for all your removal needs. Our friendly staff are happy to answer any questions regarding relocation insurance.