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Local Movers and Elevator Damage Deposit?

Postby darrenchu » Wed, 01 Jun 2011 11:12 pm

Hi All,
Just wondering if anybody has any recommendations on a residential Mover for a local move (within Singapore) of relatively light proportions (I have furniture, a home theatre, kitchenware/supplies that fill a 1 bdrm condo, along w/ heaps of clothes and books).

Is it standard practice for local Movers to pay the damage deposit for the elevator bookings? If so, any referrals on Movers willing to post this deposit would be appreciated.

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Darren

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Re: Local Movers and Elevator Damage Deposit?

Postby JR8 » Wed, 01 Jun 2011 11:35 pm

darrenchu wrote:Hi All,
Just wondering if anybody has any recommendations on a residential Mover for a local move (within Singapore) of relatively light proportions (I have furniture, a home theatre, kitchenware/supplies that fill a 1 bdrm condo, along w/ heaps of clothes and books).

Is it standard practice for local Movers to pay the damage deposit for the elevator bookings? If so, any referrals on Movers willing to post this deposit would be appreciated.

Cheers,
Darren


We used KC Dat for moves and they posted the lift depo. But within the scheme of things the price for the service figures much higher.

p.s. Out of interest where did you find a 1-bed condo in Toa Payoh? Trellis?

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Re: Local Movers and Elevator Damage Deposit?

Postby darrenchu » Mon, 06 Jun 2011 3:54 pm

Ahh, good to know. My Canadian Mover partnered up with KC Dat for the local portion of my move here from the Singapore port area. They did a good job.

I eventually went w/ Elite Movers, which was highly professional, efficient, courteous and offered great value overall. The only cautionary words is that they insist that the client make the damage deposit (on both ends). Both of my condo property managers later informed me that it's customary for the Moving Company, no matter how small the job, to post the damage deposit.
Considering how little Elite charged me ($300) for my 1bdrm condo move, I could see why they'd be reluctant to post the damage deposit.

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Re: Local Movers and Elevator Damage Deposit?

Postby darrenchu » Tue, 07 Jun 2011 5:37 pm

Hi JR8,
The 1bdrm condo I went w/ in Toa Payoh was Trellis...it's a decent location, as it's close to the PIE, but a good 10min walk from the MRT...

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Re: Local Movers and Elevator Damage Deposit?

Postby JR8 » Tue, 07 Jun 2011 5:49 pm

darrenchu wrote:Hi JR8,
The 1bdrm condo I went w/ in Toa Payoh was Trellis...it's a decent location, as it's close to the PIE, but a good 10min walk from the MRT...

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Ah interesting, I lived at Oleander and viewed units in Trellis. There are pluses and minuses, Trellis pool is much nice than the silly thing at Oleander. But Oleander has a back-gate which makes the walk under cover to the MRT very short.


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