2. Liability of the Carrier:
The carrier of the goods herein is liable for any loss or damage accepted by him or his agent, except as herein provided.
The carrier shall not be liable for:
Loss, damage, or delay to any of the goods described in the Bill Of Lading caused by an Act Of God, The Queen’s or public enemies, riots, strikes, a defect or inherent vice in the goods, mechanical breakdown, extreme weather conditions, the act of default of the consignor, owner or consignee, authority of law or quarantine.
a. Damage to fragile articles that are not packed or unpacked by representatives of BEST MOVERS, included: Marble, glass, mirrors, pictures, lamps etc.
b. Customer Packed Boxes: The contents of your boxes are not covered unless they have been packed by BEST MOVERS Employees; in the event that a customer-packed box is lost or destroyed, compensation will be computed based on an average weight of 50 pounds per box, regardless of actual box contents. Compensation will be $5/pound times 50pounds=$250
c. Damage to mechanical, electronic or other operations of radios, stereos, clocks, appliances, musical instruments, computers, software, DVD’s, CD’S, Disc’s, irrespective of who packed or unpacked said articles.
d. Deterioration or damage to perishable food, plants or animals.
e. Loss of contents of consignor packed articles, unless the containers used were opened for the carrier’s inspection and articles are listed on the Bill Of Lading and receipted for by the carrier.
f. Damage to or loss of a complete set or unit when only part of such set is damaged or lost in which event the carrier shall only be liable for repair or recovering of the lost or damaged piece or pieces.
g. Damage to the goods at place or places of pickup at which the consignor or his agent is not in attendance.
h. Damage to the goods at place or places of delivery at which the consignee or his agent is not in attendance and cannot give receipt for the goods delivered.
i. Loss or damage caused by, or resulting from inherent vice (e.g., tarnishing, rusting, moisture retention) or by wear and tear.
j. Computer down time, TV rentals and other tertiary losses
k. BEST MOVERS will not be responsible for assembling and disassembling IKEA furniture
l. Halogen Pole Lamps: Disassemble and box halogen pole lamps to protect them, always remove bulbs
m. Emotional or intrinsic value such as the loss of family albums, keepsakes, etc
n. Client does not provide the carrier’s technician with blocking kit for frontloading washers.
10. Prohibited items – non-admissible items:
The following items that contaminate or damage our property or property of other customers will not be carried. BEST MOVERS will not remove items that would damage the item or the premises (e.g. furniture that will not fit through doorways, UNLESS customers waives the right to claim compensation with initials here _________.
a. Explosives: Fireworks, ammunition including bullets, shotgun shells etc., railroad or road flares
b. Gases: Any gases under pressure such as propane, hair spray, helium c. Oxidizers: Bleach, pool chemicals, fertilizers, chlorine etc.
d. Flammable solids such as fuel tablets, barbecue starter pellets, hay or matches, wood chips etc
e. Flammable Liquids: gas. Alcohol, cleaning fluids, lamp oil, household cleaners, kerosene
f. Corrosives: oven cleaner, toilet cleaners, liquid plumber, drain cleaner, household cleaner, lye, acids, batteries
g. Poisons such as pesticides, herbicides, fumigants, wood preservatives, photographic chemicals etc.
h. Items subject to spontaneous combustion such as oily rags, charcoal
i. Alcoholic beverages
Other items subject to the discretion of the movers. Customers are required to declare these items to the driver, failure of which the customer will be held responsible for any damages caused by such items