Consumer Guide Moving in Washington State
Contract Terms and Conditions
Loss and Damage Options: please think about one you would like to choose on your moving day:
OPTION 1 Basic Value Protection
Option 1 is the minimum level of liability a mover may assume when moving your goods. The movers liability is 60 cents per pound per item.
Example: If a two-pound vase were broken, the company would pay you $1.20 (2 lb x $.60 per lb).
Cost: There is no charge for this coverage.
OPTION 2 Replacement Cost Coverage with $300 Deductible
Option 2 provides full coverage, less a $300 deductible. The movers maximum liability is your declared value of the belongings, or $5 times the weight of the shipment, whichever is greater (less the $300 deductible).
Coverage: The mover will repair the damage to your satisfaction (less the $300 deductible), reimburse the customer, or replace the damaged goods for any amount above the $300 deductible. The $300 deductible applies to the entire shipment rater than each individual article. The cost of this option will be $1.10 per $100 of declared value.
Declared value may not be less than $5 per pound of the total shipment weight.
OPTION 3 Replacement Cost Coverage with No Deductible
Option 3 provides full value replacement coverage for your belongings. The movers maximum liability is your declared value, or $5 times the weight of the shipment, whichever is greater.
Coverage: The mover will repair damage to your satisfaction, reimburse you for the replacement cost, or replace lost or damaged articles. The cost of this option will be $1.40 per $100 of your declared value. Declared value may not be less than $5 per pound of the total shipment weight.
You can find more information at www.utc.wa.gov (Utilities and Transportation Commission website)