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What is a Moving Contract?

Moving Contracts usually are drafted to lay out the terms and payment details for a home or office relocation. When it contains the appropriate details, this essential contract can help to limit the number of conflicts between the signers. With Rocket Lawyer, your Moving Agreement isn't your average template. In case you ever need assistance from an attorney due to missed payments or another issue, your Rocket Lawyer membership provides the optional benefit of Document Defense®.

When to use a Moving Contract:

  • You're hiring a mover to transport your belongings to a new home or business.
  • You're being hired to professionally move a client belongings to a new space.

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This Contract for Services is made effective as of , by and between of , , , and of , , .


. DESCRIPTION OF SERVICES. Beginning on , will provide to the moving services described in the attached Exhibit (collectively, the "Services").



The property will be moved from ,, on to , on .


. SCOPE OF SERVICES. a. The Service Provider shall review the items to be relocated. Then the Service Provider shall take the inventory of all the items and shall provide a copy of the inventory to the Service Recipient prior to transporting the items to the new location. Service Provider shall wrap the items with care.


b. In order to avoid damage caused to the items when loading the vehicle, the weight of the load should be evenly distributed so as to avoid crushing of lighter items by the heavier items.


c. The Service provider shall give due care while unloading the items at the destination to avoid any damage to the items.

. PAYMENT. Payment shall be made to


Payment discount terms include a percent discount if the total bill is paid within days.

In addition to any other right or remedy provided by law, if fails to pay for the Services when due, has the option to treat such failure to pay as a material breach of this Contract, and may cancel this Contract and/or seek legal remedies.


. TERM. This Contract


. CONFIDENTIALITY. , and its employees, agents, or representatives will not at any time or in any manner, either directly or indirectly, use for the personal benefit of , or divulge, disclose, or communicate in any manner, any information that is proprietary to . and its employees, agents, and representatives will protect such information and treat it as strictly confidential. This provision will continue to be effective after the termination of this Contract.

. DEFAULT. The occurrence of any of the following shall constitute a material default under this Contract:


  a. The failure to make a required payment when due.


  b. The insolvency or bankruptcy of either party.


  c. The subjection of any of either party's property to any levy, seizure, general assignment for the benefit of creditors, application or sale for or by any creditor or government agency.


  d. The failure to make available or deliver the Services in the time and manner provided for in this Contract.


. REMEDIES. In addition to any and all other rights a party may have available according to law, if a party defaults by failing to substantially perform any provision, term or condition of this Contract (including without limitation the failure to make a monetary payment when due), the other party may terminate the Contract by providing written notice to the defaulting party. This notice shall describe with sufficient detail the nature of the default. The party receiving such notice shall have days from the effective date of such notice to cure the default(s). Unless waived by a party providing notice, the failure to cure the default(s) within such time period shall result in the automatic termination of this Contract.


, or other labor disputes

. ENTIRE AGREEMENT. This Contract contains the entire agreement of the parties, and there are no other promises or conditions in any other agreement whether oral or written concerning the subject matter of this Contract. This Contract supersedes any prior written or oral agreements between the parties.


. SEVERABILITY. If any provision of this Contract will be held to be invalid or unenforceable for any reason, the remaining provisions will continue to be valid and enforceable. If a court finds that any provision of this Contract is invalid or unenforceable, but that by limiting such provision it would become valid and enforceable, then such provision will be deemed to be written, construed, and enforced as so limited.


. AMENDMENT. This Contract may be modified or amended in writing, if the writing is signed by the party obligated under the amendment.


. GOVERNING LAW. This Contract shall be construed in accordance with the laws of the State of .


. NOTICE. Any notice or communication required or permitted under this Contract shall be sufficiently given if delivered in person or by certified mail, return receipt requested, to the address set forth in the opening paragraph or to such other address as one party may have furnished to the other in writing.


. WAIVER OF CONTRACTUAL RIGHT. The failure of either party to enforce any provision of this Contract shall not be construed as a waiver or limitation of that party's right to subsequently enforce and compel strict compliance with every provision of this Contract.


. SIGNATORIES. This Agreement shall be signed on behalf of by and on behalf of by and shall be effective as of the date first written above.


Service Recipient:



By: Date:



Service Provider:



By: Date:

Moving Contract FAQs

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  • What type of mover should create Moving Company Contracts?

    Even if you are doing the job as a favor, it is critical to capture the details of your agreements with those hiring you in writing. Signing a Moving Contract could be good for you due to this list of benefits:

    • Fee-related information is well-defined
    • Both parties understand the scope of their responsibilities
    • Neither party is surprised by how long the engagement lasts

    Ultimately, if you and/or your client decide against signing a Moving Company Contract, you might not be able to experience any of the associated benefits and protections.

  • How is a moving contract template usually structured?

    In order to build your Moving Contract online, you will need to prepare the following details:

    • The client's full name and address
    • What kind of services will be delivered
    • How much you will charge
    • Whether the project will be ongoing or if it will last for a set period of time

    As you might expect, Moving Contracts also include the typical legal language about the independent work relationship, confidentiality, indemnification, and finally, dispute resolution methods. During the process of building your agreement, you'll also have the ability to determine its state of jurisdiction. Additional custom alterations are permitted, if needed.

  • How do I make a custom contract for movers online?

    Any moving company planning to draft this document using Rocket Lawyer will need to follow the directions that are given. After learning more about the engagement, Rocket Lawyer will generate a contract that is customized for your needs. Before you sign your Moving Agreement, you may also consider having your drafted document looked over by a lawyer in our nationwide network of attorneys. This route, in many cases, will end up being notably more affordable than hiring the average lawyer, whose fees might be anywhere between several hundred dollars to thousands in total.

    If you have any particular questions or hesitations before you begin, you can talk to a lawyer today. You should also feel free to browse our larger library of business documents .

  • Am I required to do anything else after I have made my Moving Contract?

    Alongside your Moving Contract, there will be a series of recommended actions to take to finalize the document. You also can try any of these actions with your document: making edits, printing, downloading it as a Word document or PDF file, or signing it with RocketSign®. Most importantly, take care to send a copy of your signed contract to your client.

  • Where can I get my Moving Contracts reviewed by a lawyer?

    Depending on who is contacted, some lawyers will not even accept requests to review contracts that they didn't draft. An easier approach worth consideration is to request help from the On Call network. When you become a Premium member, you have the ability to ask for a document review from an attorney with experience in business or ask additional questions related to your Moving Agreement. Rocket Lawyer is here to help.

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