When you are planning a local or long distance relocation of household goods keep in mind that your moving company is experienced at relocation of furniture, small and large appliances, electronics, home office equipment, kitchen and dining goods. Most of the time they handle relocation of used household goods.
If you own and must relocate such items as art work, collectibles, antique furniture and other items of high value - you must submit a list of those items with the description of each items and their value, separately, as well as fill out a section of Articles of Extraordinary Value on the shipping document (bill of lading).
High-Value Article - these are items included in a shipment valued at more than $100.00 per pound ($220.00 per kilogram).
Your mover is liable for loss of, or damage to, any household goods to the extent provided in the Transportation Board's Released Rates Order.
All moving companies are required to assume liability for the value of the goods transported. However, there are different levels of liability, and you should be aware of the amount of protection provided and the charges for each option. Ask you mover for their Full Value Protection (FVP) and the Rates and Deductibles that may be associated with them.
Under the FVP level of liability, movers are permitted to limit their liability for loss or damage to articles of extraordinary value, unless you specifically list these articles on the shipping documents.
If it is possible you should try to keep cash, valuable papers, jewelry, etc. with you at all times and out of reach of others, however if this is not possible make sure to study your responsibility of this provision carefully and make the necessary declarations.
This is the Section on the Moving Contract that has to be filled out. If you have more than 6 items please provide a separate list. Make sure you and the mover sign it, and get to keep a copy for yourself, until the delivery has been made.
Here is the Declaration of Value Section
Here is the Terms and Conditions from the back of the moving contract. We highlighted the area pertaining to Articles of Extraordinary Value.