When you’re moving into a new home, you have a lot of things to do—from packing up all your belongings to the relocation itself. With all the stress associated with moving, the last thing you want to see when you arrive at your new home is damaged furniture. This is why investing in transit coverage before the move is a good idea.
In this post, caring transitions services provider Busy Buddies, Inc. discusses what transit coverage is and how it can help you when you’re moving.
What Is Transit Coverage and Who Provides It?
Transit coverage is a type of insurance that helps you protect your items when you’re transferring them from one place to another. Usually, you can purchase it from the company you hired to move your items to your new home. The details of the coverage tend to vary from one company to the next. Therefore, it’s important that you understand all the details about your coverage.
Who Is Liable for Property Damage?
Usually, the person handling your items during the move is responsible for the damage (if any), especially if you’ve hired elderly moving services. However, while you can hold them responsible, depending on your transit coverage, they may not cover the damage caused by the movers.
Do I Need Transit Coverage?
Transit coverage isn’t likely to be a requirement when you move. However, it provides additional protection for your items, especially if you have valuable antiques or family heirlooms. You can choose to opt out of it, but doing so puts your belongings at risk.
For assistance in moving elderly parents to a new home, turn to Busy Buddies, Inc. We are your leading provider of downsizing help for seniors. Give us a call at (703) 828-1833 or fill out our contact form to request a free estimate. We serve homeowners in Arlington, VA, and nearby areas.