A comprehensive moving contract should include the following sections:
1. State and Date
The moving contract should specifically include the jurisdiction that governs the agreement because state laws regulating these contracts can vary. Also, it should state the date on which the moving contract was signed as well as the date the service will be performed.
2. Party Identification
Proper identification of the parties is crucial to every contract. Therefore, the moving contract must clearly list both parties to the transaction — the moving company and the client. Include names, addresses, and other contact details to easily identify the parties and enable communication.
3. Description of Moving Services
This part of the moving contract will describe the exact service(s) that will be provided by the moving company for the client. Often listed in detail are what belongings or items to be moved. Also listed is the mutually agreed moving date and time. The more details that can be clearly listed can help to avoid misunderstandings.
4. Legal Provisions
This section deals with responsibilities and rights in case there is damage or loss to the goods being moved or any issue or misunderstanding that may arise as a result. Some legal provisions usually include insurance provision, a liability clause, dispute resolution, indemnification, force majeure, and more.
5. Signature Block
The signature section of the moving contract demonstrates that both parties agree to the terms and conditions documented and acknowledge that they are legally bound by those terms. Always ensure that the contract is signed and dated by both parties.