If you care about protecting your property and your wealth, you can never have too much insurance. Savvy Australians know to take out insurance policies for everything – their lives, health, cars, homes and more. There's one detail they often overlook, though. What protection do they have when they're in the middle of moving?
You might have insurance for your old home and the one you're moving into, but what happens in between?
If, for example, all your possessions are packed into a moving van and the van crashes, you might not be protected against the financial fallout from such an incident. You might have insurance for your old home and the one you're moving into, but what happens in between? This may seem like a small consideration, but it will suddenly become major if something unexpected happens.
Protecting your possessions, always
Everyone wants to financially safeguard their possessions against the possibility they'll be lost, stolen or destroyed. Unfortunately, there's often some confusion about how best to do that. According to Understand Insurance, the problem is there are several different types of insurance.
Some people get home insurance policies to protect their houses; others who rent have renter's insurance. Still others go with a more comprehensive package that protects their home and its contents. The problem is that none of these policies are effective for people who are in between homes.
Have you checked with your removalists?
Unfortunately, a lot of people assume their policies cover them while moving, even if that's not the case. Domain.com.au reported that this is a widespread issue. Viv Hanley, executive director of the Australian Furniture Removers Association, told the news source that people often overlook this detail.
"Many Australians are under the impression that their property is covered by their home and contents insurance policy when they are moving, or that the removalist's own insurance should cover any damage," Hanley said. "This is not the case in each instance."
In reality, the only way to ensure your stuff will be insured during a move is to speak with your removalists and address this issue specifically.
Get capable help from the professionals
The best way to ensure a safe move without any unexpected issues is to work with highly qualified, experienced removalists who have a long track record of helping people and their families relocate with ease. At Promovers, we are confident we can deliver that level of service.
Talk to us today about your relocation needs – and if you need insurance, that can be arranged. We are ready to give you whatever sort of assistance you need.