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Piano Moving & Storage


Piano Moving

Telep Pianos has over thirty years experience in moving pianos of all shapes and sizes. Our experienced staff takes pride in relocating your piano from one location to another. Our moving truck is fully insured and equipped with the quality equipment necessary to move your piano safely. Telep Pianos is also able to store your piano in our warehouse if need be.

"Thanks for doing a great (and prompt) job with the piano moving."
Carolynne Pagett ARCT RMT
Up Scale Music Studio Oshawa

"They were on time and polite. They had a big truck with all the right equipment. Made the job look easy.So glad we used professional piano movers. would definitely use them again"
Mike Snow

How Much does it cost to move a piano?
There are many variables that affect the price of a piano move such as:

For a quote on a move please call. 905 433-1491

General pricing for an external move:

Storage Rates

Upright Pianos $50.00 / month
Grand Pianos
$60.00 /month
Our truck is equipped with an heated box( winter), 6 foot hydraulic lift, various sized ramps, and assorted piano skids and dollies necessary to move your piano safely.

piano move

Pictures below are taken at the Parkwood Estate in Oshawa.
We frequently move their 6 foot Steinway Grand due to the movie shoots done at the estate.

piano move from storage piano move set up legs
Coming back from storage Instal legs
piano move reattach pedals piano move
Install pedals Back home safe & sound



piano move with ramp


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1.  Liability of Carrier

The carrier of the goods herein described is liable for any loss of or damage to goods accepted by the carrier or the carriers agent except as hereinafter provided.

2.  Liability of Originating and Delivering Carriers

Where a shipment is accepted for carriage by more than one carrier, the carrier who issues the bill of lading (hereinafter called the originating carrier) and the carrier who assumes responsibility for delivery to the consignee (hereinafter called the delivering carrier), in addition to any other liability hereunder, are liable for any loss of or damage to the goods while they are in the custody of any other carrier to whom the goods are delivered and from which liability the other carrier is not relieved.

3.  Recovery from Connecting Carriers

i,The originating carrier or the delivering carrier, as the case may be, is entitled to recover, from any other carrier to whom the goods are delivered the amount that the originating carrier or delivering carrier, as the case may be, is required to pay for the loss of or damage to the goods while they were in the custody of such other carrier.

ii,lf there is a concealed damage settlement and the goods were interlined between carriers so that it is not clear as to who had custody of the goods when they were damaged, the originating carrier or delivering carrier, as the case may be, is entitled to recover from each of the interlined carriers an amount prorated on the basis of each carrier’s revenue for carriage of the damaged goods.

4.  Remedy by Consignor or Consignee

Nothing in Article 2 or 3 deprives a consignor or consignee of any rights the consignor or consignee may have against any carrier.

5.  Exceptions from Liability

The carrier shall not be liable for:

i. loss, damage or delay to any of the goods described in the bill of lading caused by an act of God, the Queen’s or public enemies, dots, strikes, a defect or inherent vide in the goods, an act or default of the consignor, owner or consignee, authority of law, quarantine or difference in weights of grain, seed or other commodities caused by natural shrinkage.

ii. mechanical quality of any electronics or appliances iii. acoustical quality of any musical instruments

iv. damage to articles made of press board, Particle board or wafer board or similar structured materials

v. damage to glass, marble or similar materials in or part of articles being moved vi. damage caused by or due to peeling veneer of any sort

vii. deterioration of any article due to aging, temperature, humidity or moisture viii. loss or damage to used electronics. All used electronics are transported at owners risk unless individually declared on the face of this bill of lading.

ix. loss or damage to articles that are being moved internally that are not part of pickup or delivery at either shipper or consignee location.

6.  Delay

i. No carrier is bound to carry goods by any particular public truck or in time for any particular market or otherwise than with due dispatch.

ii. Failure by the consignee to accept delivery when tendered within the time specified on the Bill of Lading shall render him liable for reasonable storage in transit, handling and re­delivery charges incurred by the carrier.

7.  Routing by Carrier

If the carrier forwards the goods by a conveyance that is not a public truck, the liability of the carrier is the same as though the entire carriage were by public truck.

8.  Stoppage in Transit

If goods are stopped and held in transit at the request of the party entitled to so request, the goods are held at the risk of that party.

9.  Valuation

Subject to Article 10, the amount of any loss or damage for which the carrier is liable, whether or not the loss or damage results from negligence, shall be the lesser of, i.the value of the goods at the place and time of shipment, including the freight and other charges if paid, and

ii.$4.41 per kilogram computed on the total weight of the shipment.

10Declared Value

If the consignor has declared a value of the goods on the face of the bill of lading, the amount of any loss or damage for which the carrier is liable Shall be or shall not exceed the declared value. The declared value by shipper shall in no event exceed $100,000.00 Canadian.

10.5 Deductible

A deductible of $200.00 must be paid on al~ claims of loss and/or damage prior to the claim proceeding for Valuation.

11.   Consignor’s Risk

i.lf it is agreed that the goods are carried at the risk of the consignor, such agreement covers only such risks as are necessarily incidental to the carriage and the agreement does not relieve the carrier from liability for any loss or damage or delay that results from the negligence of the carrier or the carriers agents or employees.

ii.The burden of proving absence of negligence shall be on the carrier.

12.   Notice of Claim

i.No carrier is liable for loss, damage or delay to any goods carried under the bill of lading unless notice thereof setting out particulars of the origin, destination and date of shipment of the goods and the estimated amount claimed in respect of such loss, damage or delay

this case it will be deemed an estimate and any new charges based on estimate plus estimate charge would be applicable. is given in writing to the originating carrier or the delivering carrier within seven days after delivery of the goods or, in the case of failure to make delivery, within nine months from the date of shipment

ii. Exterior cosmetic damage on unboxed merchandise caused by carrier must be recorded on bill of lading upon delivery. Inspection of unboxed merchandise is the responsibility of the consignee and failure to inspect can not be claimed against the carrier after the delivery. iii.The final statement of the claim must be filed within nine months from the date of shipment, together with a copy of the paid freight bill.

NOTE: bill of lading charges must be paid in full before any bill of lading claim can be considered. The carrier reserves the right to repair first. Any repairs done without the carriers consent or knowledge are done at owners expense. That expense can not be claimed back against carrier under any conditions.

13.   Articles of Extraordinary Value

i.No carrier is bound to carry any documents, specie or articles of extraordinary value unless by a special agreement to do so.

ii.lf such goods are carded without a special agreement and the nature of the goods is not disclosed on the bill of lading, the carrier shall not be liable for any loss or damage in excess of the maximum liability stipulated in Article 9.

14.   Freight Charges

~i.lf required by the carrier, the freight and all other lawful charges accruing on the goods shall be paid before delivery.

ii.If upon inspection it is ascertained that the goods shipped are not those described in the bill of lading, the freight charges must be paid upon the goods actually shipped with any additional charges lawfully payable thereon.

iii.lf a consignor does not indicate that a shipment is to move prepaid, or does not indicate how the shipment is to move, it will automatically move on a collect basis.

15.   Dangerous Goods

Every person, whether as principal or agent, shipping dangerous goods without previous full disclosure to the carrier as required by law, shall indemnify the carrier against all loss, damage or delay caused by the failure to disclose and such goods may be warehoused at the consignors risk and expense.

16.   Undelivered Goods

i.lf, through no fault of the carrier, the goods cannot be delivered, the carrier shall immediately give notice to the consignor and consignee that delivery cannot be made and shall request disposal instructions.

ii.Pending receipt of disposal instructions, A.the goods may be stored in the warehouse of the carrier, subject to a reasonable charge for storage, or

B.if the carrier has notified the consignor of this intention, the goods may be removed to and stored in a public or licensed warehouse at the expense of the consignor, without liability on the part of the carrier, and subject to a lien for all freight and other lawful charges, including a reasonable charge for storage.

17.   Return of Goods

If a notice has been given by the carrier pursuant to paragraph i of Article 16, and no disposal instructions have been received within ten days from the date of such nQtice, the carrier may return to the consignor, at the consignors expense, all undelivered shipments for which such notice has been given.

18.   Alterations

Subject to Article 19, any limitation on the carriers liability on the bill of lading and any alteration to the bill of lading shall be signed or initialled by the consignor and the originating carrier or their agents and unless signed and initialled shall be without effect

19. Weights shall be the responsibility of the consignor to show correct shipping weights of the shipment on the bill of lading.

ii.lf the actual weight of the shipment does not agree with the weight shown on the bill of lading, the weight shown on the bill of lading may be corrected by the carder.

20.   C.O.D. Shipments

i. A carder shall not deliver a C.O.D. shipment unless payment is received in full.

ii.The charge for collecting and remitting the amount of C.O.D. bills for COD. shipments must be collected from the consignee unless the consignor has instructed otherwise on the bill of lading.

iii.A carrier shall remit all COD, money to the consignor, or person designated by the consignor, within thirty days after collection.

iv.A carrier shall keep all COD. money in a trust fund or account separate from the other revenues and funds of the carriers business.

v. A carrier shall include the charges for collecting and remitting money paid by consignees as a separate item in the schedule of rates.

21.   Delivery

i. The carder reserves the right to request full payment prior to completion of offload. All charges must be paid in cash, certified cheque, money order or agreed terms of credit.

ii. If consignee fails to pay invoice prior to offload, the carrier reserves the right to bring goods back to the warehouse. The consignee will then be liable for all storage, handling and re-delivery charges.

iii. The carrier reserves the right to refuse any movement that could be considered unsafe or may cause damage to articles being moved, personal property or personal injury.

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