Most who are moving assume that the moving van will be legally parked outside their front door on the day of the move.
In actuality this is normally not the case. Most will double park providing traffic can still flow in somewhat of a normal fashion even-though it is illegal. If this be the circumstance, most crew chiefs will approach the customer to make an agreement that if a summons is issued, they will pay the cost of the summons.
According to Department of Transportation regulations, no moving company can pass along the cost of an issued summons regardless of the agreement between the moving company and the customer.
If the customer refuses to pay for any issued summonses, the crew chief will tell the customer he must find a legal parking space which will, in more cases than none, raise the cost of the move. Now technically he’s right and can do so.
However the estimator should have considered this situation when he or she came to view your possessions. This does not make them responsible, but only goes to show the estimator was not experience enough to recognize such, or just wasn’t about to bring it up at the time of sale. During the day of the move and if this occurrence prevails, most times it is too late for the customer to refuse not to pay for any issued summonses.
What should be done is for the customer to try and hold a parking space the night before the move outside their residence, or near by, so the moving van will be able to park the next day; or see what the parking regulations are and communicate with your mover before the day of the move to try and find a solution for parking.