You do not want to hire an inexperienced mover for your upcoming move.
Plan ahead with these 4 important steps to ensure a smooth process.
First of all:
Follow these steps and everything will run like clockwork!
Read on to get more tips for planning your move.
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What insurance is needed for a move?
Find out whether your potential mover has a minimum of $1 million in liability insurance.
If there is an accident or any damage to your home or that of a neighbor, you will benefit from coverage through the mover’s insurance.
The moving company must also have basic insurance for damaged property so that you receive compensation if, for example, your furniture is damaged caused by the hired hand.
Professional movers must be insured against theft and damage that may occur during the transport of your furniture.
This is one of the most important reasons to hire a mover or a moving company rather than having a DIY move.
You can also check if you need to get moving insurance for valuables with these quick moving insurance facts.
What does your circle say or about former customers of the mover?
Do not immediately trust a mover from contact details where to find them (example: announcement through a newspaper where only a phone number appears).
There may be unpleasant surprises and there are few ways to reach them.
Do not hesitate to contact several companies before making your choice (minimum 2 or 3) and evaluate the competitiveness of their quotes.
You will see significant variations especially during certain periods, otherwise, prices will remain stable.
Take the time to do a little research on your favorite browser with the search engine “Google”.
Click on the name of the company once you have a result to see customer reviews for the moving company.
For example, when searching for Victoriaville’s “The Moving Specialist” on August 19, 2019, the rating was 4.3 out of 5, which averaged 6 reviews.
Need more tips for choosing your mover in Quebec? We offer a variety of tips to guide you in this important step.
Does the trader have the right to operate heavy vehicles?
The Commission des transports (CTQ) is responsible for registering operators and
It must also deal with the evaluation of individuals judged to be at risk due to their conduct. Thus, the CTQ has the right to prescribe conditions in order to smooth out the defects observed.
The commission can, therefore, in the worst cases, impose a prohibition on the sale of heavy vehicles or even exploitation.
Americans and operators or owners of heavy vehicles must register with the CTQ.
This means that if you want to see if your mover (using one or more heavy vehicles) is registered in the mandatory CTQ register, here is the procedure:
1. First check with the mover (on their website or by phone) for their type of license or their Quebec Business Number (NEQ).
2. Then use the form for verification of a record of the CTQ
3. Complete the fields with the information you have obtained.
4. Click on “search”.
5. If you do not have a result, simplify your search by putting only a fraction of the name of the moving company and try again.
6. You will be able to see the address, the company name, the NEQ, the company name, the NIR, the registration date, and the security clearance of the company.
For example, after consulting the fact sheet of one of our long-standing partners, Déménageur Côté which is located in Quebec City, we found that its Security Rating was Satisfactory.
Record of moves on the CTQ register.
Source: Commission des transports
Did you know that Déménagement Côté is among the top 5 luxury movers in Quebec?
You can search specifically by merchant, courtesy of the Office of Consumer Protection.
Indeed, their online tool allows you to scrutinize the company of your choice.
Start your search by identifying the name of the company or its NEQ.
Each of the listed traders (in this case movers) will provide you with this information:
and the results of these interventions: