Rental Terms and Conditions
1. In this agreement the following terms shall have the meanings hereby respectively assigned to them;
DRIVER: The hirer and/ or other persons named as such overleaf or any other person specifically approved by the Lessor to drive the vehicle during the duration of this agreement.
ACCESSORIES: The spare wheel, tools and other items with which the vehicle is supplied and any other replacements
RENTAL PERIOD: The period from the date and time stated overleaf until the re-delivery of the vehicle into the physical custody of the Lessor.
RENTAL CHARGES: The hire charges for the rental period in accordance with the Lessors current tariff.
EXCESS AMOUNT: The sum of £300 – £500 as stated in our tariff.
EXCESS WAIVER: A fee, which limits the hirer’s liability to pay the excess amount.
2. The hirer acknowledges that;
a) The vehicle is fit for the hirers purpose and is in good condition and undertakes to return it and its accessories in the same condition, (fair wear and tear excepted) to the site on the date due back.
b) The hirer has received the vehicle free from defects or damage (as indicated on damage check sheet) and the lessor has no liability in respect of injury, loss or damage arising from the use of the vehicle. Nor shall the lessor be liable for any damages arising from defects or mechanical failures, which are not attributable to any breach of the manufacturer warranty or any warranty implied by law to take reasonable, care or exercise reasonable skill.
3. During the rental period the hirer shall keep the vehicle and its accessories in his or any approved drivers possession and free from legal processor lien and when not in use is adequately protected and secured.
4. During the rental period the vehicle shall not be used:
a) for towing of any vehicle, trailer or other object
b) in any manner which might render or void the insurance policy or other contact of insurance
c) for any illegal purpose or in contravention of any affecting the vehicle, its use or construction.
d) By any person who;
· is not licensed to drive the vehicle
· is younger than 21 years of age and over 75 years of age
· is under the influence of drink or drugs
· has given a fictitious name, age and address
· has not been approved by the lessor as a driver
· has been convicted of a motoring offence and the details of which have not been disclosed in writing to the lessor at the commencement of hire.
· Or taken outside England, Scotland or Wales without prior consent.
5. The hirer agrees to pay on demand
a) rental charges for the entire hire period (early return does not warrant refund of hire charges)
b) any appropriate excess waiver or personal accident, personal effects or goods in transit, insurance fees and refueling and miscellaneous charges
c) the excess amount in respect of each incident resulting in damage to or loss of the vehicle, its accessories or any other property left stored or transported in or upon the vehicle
d) all fines and court costs incurred in relation to the vehicle by the hirer or lessor from the commencement of the rental until the vehicle is returned to the lessor, except where caused through the fault of the lessor
e) any Value Added Tax local or other taxes payable in respect of any of the above
On payment by the hirer of the excess waiver fee the hirer will not be liable to pay the excess amount. This cover is optional. Notwithstanding such a fee the hirer will be responsible for the payment of the excess amount if the loss or damage to the vehicle or accessories arises from the negligent, or willful action of the hirer or any other driver. The excess waiver does not waive your liability for the windscreen chips, cracks or kerbed tyres.
The hirer will be liable for any damage, fair wear and tear excepted, caused to the vehicle during the rental period up to a maximum amount as required and promoted in our standard tariff incriminating up to £500 per vehicle. Such deposit will be refunded to the hirer upon the vehicle being returned to the lessor in the satisfactory to the lessor in accordance with these terms and conditions. The expression ‘fair wear and tear’ has its ordinary meaning but does not include such items as the following; burns, rips, upholstery and carpet stains, missing tools, damage to lamps, bumpers, parcel shelves, locks, switches, tyres and glass.
The hirer and any driver shall;
a) ensure compliance with terms, conditions and limitations of the insurance policy(s) which shall be deemed to be included in this agreement as if the same were fully set out herein;
b) inform the lessor immediately of any loss or damage to or fault developing in the vehicle
c) at the request and the cost of the lessor permit to be done in his own name all acts and things.
d) Indemnify the lessor against any loss incurred by reason of any breach of this agreement by the hirer or any driver
e) Ensure the maximum payload and individual axle plated weighs are not exceeded
f) Be responsible for loading and unloading of the vehicle
g) Obtain or maintain any necessary operator licence
The hirer and any other driver shall not;
a) be the agent or servant of the lessor for any purpose
b) make any claim for the loss of or damage to any property left stored or transported in or upon the vehicle
The period of hire as specified overleaf shall not be exceeded without the lessors express authorisation in writing and in any event the period of this agreement shall not exceed 3 months.
If the hirer does not comply with any of these conditions he shall return the vehicle to the lessor immediately and pay to the lessor on demand any loss it suffers in respect of the hirers non compliance, failing which the lessor shall be liberty to retake possession of the vehicle and all costs and expenses incidental to recovery of the vehicle shall be paid by the hirer to the lessor on demand.
Any addition to or alteration of the terms and conditions of this agreement shall be null and void unless agreed upon in writing by the parties.
Nothing in these terms and conditions shall be deemed to exclude or restrict the lessors liability for death or personal injury resulting from negligence or any of the liability of the lessor which can not be excluded as a matter of law.
Notwithstanding clause above the hirer shall compensate the lessor in full on demand for any loss it suffers as a result of any damage, fire or theft to or of the vehcile including loss of revenue to the lessor for the period during which shall remain unavailable for rental by reason of such matters and any claims made by any persons in respect of the vehicle whilst it is the hirers custody.
THESE TERMS AND CONDITIONS FORM PART OF THE RENTAL AGREEMENT
COMPANY REGISTERED IN ENGLAND: 02054671
V.A.T NUMBER: 192331865