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Residential Self-Moves

Notes:

There has been continuing confusion regarding self-move payments to the occupants of residential properties. There is no provision permitting the payment of lump sum (regardless of how it is determined) other than the fixed schedule amount. A residential self-move must be supported by receipts or proof of expenditure for all eligible items. Hourly rates must be commensurate with those typically charged in the moving industry.

The change in the rule relating to residential moves is the prohibition added to the rule regarding use of bids to set the reimbursement limit for residential self-moves. This was undertaken to clarify requirements for self-moves. The use of bids or estimates resulted in inflated costs and claims for reimbursement that were not well documented.

The revised regulations establish three methods for a residential displacee to move:

Updated: 09/05/2014
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