Avoid Unlicensed Moving Companies

There are several sites that people often turn to when looking for one service or another. When it comes to moving companies there are numerous listed on sites like Yelp and Craigslist. The problem with these sites is that you never know what you are actually going to get. Anyone can list on these sites and many are not licensed. It is definitely in your best interests to avoid unlicensed moving companies.

When you deal with unlicensed moving companies, it means you are working with a business that is not monitored or regulated by the government. This should be a huge red flag because if they decide to take all of your belongings or take your money and never perform, you may just be out of luck. The regulating agencies will have no information on the unlicensed mover that took your money or your stuff, so they will not be able to provide much assistance.

Hiring a professional and licensed moving company may cost more than hiring an unlicensed moving company but there are many benefits to paying the higher cost. First, you will be dealing with a company that is accountable to state and local regulatory agencies. If something goes wrong, you have several options for resolving your dispute. You will also be dealing with a company that has proper insurance. Unlicensed moving companies will not be insured and this means that you could be liable if they are injured or cause property damage.

Do your research before hiring a moving company. Check out what other people are saying about them. Inquire about whether they are licensed or not and if they say they are, verify that with the California Public Utilities Commission.

All Reasons Moving & Storage is a licensed and fully insured professional moving service. We have many years of experience moving homes and offices of all sizes. We have worked hard to earn our reputation as a trustworthy moving company. Call us today for more information on our services.

Comments

  1. I like how you mentioned that hiring a licensed moving company is worth the increased cost. My husband and I are going to be moving in the next couple of months, and we’ve decided it would be better to hire a moving company since we’re both so swamped at work. Perhaps it would be a good idea to make sure the company we choose is licensed so we know we’ll get quality service, even if it is a bit more expensive.

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