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BC Moving Tips – How to Make Your City Relocation Smooth

Relocating to a new city is usually hard work and takes a long time. There are so many things to prepare for and learn. Making a new start in another city like Vancouver, BC or other city in Canada, is not an easy task.

The truth though is that the better you are prepared for your moving, the easier you will be able to adapt later on.

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The questions to ask when relocating to a new city are discussed below, and answering them will make your city relocation process more smooth and easy.

What to Look for When Relocating to a New City in BC

Think about the neighbourhood you want to live in and choose it carefully – some city areas are safer to relocate to.

Also, your work location is important – why travel 3 hours to your work when you can travel 1 hour or less? In big cities traveling from point A to point B may take longer time. On the other hand finding a nice home is also important – a place that is convenient for you and your family.

A family with children or a couple that are planning to start a family should definitely think of finding a larger home for their city relocation.

Things to Know when Relocating to a New City in BC

Before making the final decision about moving try to get a glimpse of what is ahead of you and what you can expect.

Go on a holiday to the city you are thinking of relocating to or visit friends/ family for a few days. What is it like? Explore it – the schools, traffic, stores, entertainment and hobby alternatives, job market, etc.

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What are the travel opportunities that you have – train, bus, tram or other? If you are in the city of your future relocation without your car you can hire a taxi whenever going somewhere and speak with the driver. Ask him about everything – for example the neighborhood you are going through – you may be surprised how much these people know.

Talk to the local residents about what they like and dislike in their city – that could be the guides in the museums or shop assistants at stores. That should give you a better idea of what to expect and will you like living in this place.

Relocation to a new city

Think about the little details of your move and arrange them – packing, finding the right job for you, sifting through your belongings, etc. These will ease up the process of relocating to another city for you.

In the meantime – if you don’t have a job yet, it is good to start your search as soon as possible. Does the city you are moving to offer jobs in your professional qualification? If so, find out the opportunities for you and arrange the details of it – sending application documents, appointing an interview, etc.

 

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BC Moving Tips: Canadian Moving Laws & Regulations

Customer rights and responsibilities

It is mandatory for Canadian movers to provide their customers with a pamphlet detailing customer rights and responsibilities, mover liability for loss or damage, additional liabilities and any optional programs available.

Canadian Moving Laws and Regulations

The pamphlet you receive should be in simple language and easy to understand. If you request an estimate by phone, your BC movers are entitled to send the pamphlet by mail, fax or e-mail.

Written estimates

At your request, a written estimate on the company’s letterhead should include:

  • The number of boxes to be moved
  • Size and value of items
  • Flat-rate or cost per hour
  • Terms of payment
  • Timing of services
  • You and the company representative have to put your initials on the document and the mover has to abide by the terms and conditions of the estimate as per the law.

Weight of shipment

A certified scale should be used to determine the weight of each shipment at the place of origin. If you ask for this information, then the evidence should be provided.

If the actual weight exceeds the estimated weight by more than 10%, your BC moving company can do a re-weigh of the shipment. This is information which should also be provided to you.

Inventory

An inventory of goods with details about any existing damage(s) should be given to you before shipment. You and/or a representative from your BC moving company should be present at the time of the loading and unloading of goods to sign the inventory.

Bill of lading

A bill of lading or an invoice should be given to you at the time of pickup and delivery. It includes information about the amount of payment, date of delivery and services provided.

Claim period and resolution of issues

A written claim for loss or damage should be acknowledged in writing within 30 days after delivery for local moves and 60 days for long distance moves.

  • A decision advising you about the status of the claim should be made
  • A compromise offer should also be made
  • Your BC movers should try to resolve the issue within 120 days after the claim
  • Issues regarding claims should be resolved through an in-house complaint cell or an external dispute mechanism
  • “Consumer Complaints Management: A Guide for Canadian Business” is a federal, provincial, territorial guide on dispute resolution process which the movers can refer to

Delays

It is reasonable on the part of your BC moving company to inform you about any service delays and when the service should be expected as a result.

Fair service

A fair policy should be adapted while communicating with the public through advertisements, estimates, and prices of various services.

The above guidelines complement the legal provisions that are already in place. While these aid BC movers in maintaining high service standards, you can also use them to help you make an informed decision about choosing a reliable BC moving company.

References: Acts and Regulations, Canadian Association of Movers

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