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Relocation and the pre-move survey: FAQ’s

Asian Tigers Mobility provides international relocation solutions for more than 16,000 families each year, with offices in 14 different territories. In this new regular column, they provide a range of different moving advice for anyone coming to Hong Kong or heading off on a new assignment. Here, they answer common questions about the pre-move survey.

Questions about the pre-move survey

Hiring a reputable moving company can help you avoid stress with your move, whether it’s local or international. Here are some FAQs about the pre-move survey, the first step in relocating.

When should I arrange for the pre-move survey?

It’s recommended that you arrange the pre-move survey at least a month before your preferred packing date. If your designated move date falls between June and August, contact the moving company at least two months before.

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How long will the survey take?

Normally around 30 to 60 minutes.

Do I need to be present for the survey?

It’s not mandatory, though it does allow you to identify the items that will be moved and discuss the particular services that you require with the move consultant.

Is an onsite survey required for a quotation?

An onsite survey allows our move consultants to provide an accurate estimate of the volume of the move and to foresee the services that might be required. However, we understand that it can be difficult to arrange time for a survey due to busy schedules. So, you can provide us with an inventory of the items to be moved and any other relevant information about your move, and we can provide an indicative quote based on the information.

When can I expect to receive the quotation?

Quotations are generally sent out within four working days.

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