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Hire Guide

INSURANCE QUALIFICATION & RESTRICTIONS - CHECK BEFORE HIRING

Contact: Tony Feather 01522 681467 - 07884428406

QUALIFYING DRIVERS

For 7.5t Commercials, Minibuses, 7 Seat MPV’s

Age 25 to 70 with 5 years driving experience on a full licence

All Other Vehicles

Age 23 to 75 with 2 years driving experience on a full licence

Drivers outside the above requirements will NOT to be insured unless a request has been made to our Insurance and the appropriate authorisation code has been given for inclusion on the rental agreement.

EXCLUDED DRIVERS

Learner Drivers

Drivers using the vehicle for carriage of passengers for hire or reward

Drivers using the vehicle for towing of any description (refer Insurance dept)

Drivers with the following occupations:

OVERSEAS ARMED FORCES, ENTERTAINERS,

SPORTS PROFESSIONALS, STUDENTS. (Need insurance approval.)

No cover in any circumstances on endorsements:

UT CD40 – CD71

DD40 – DD80

No cover until 5 years have passed from date of conviction

Endorsements:

AC10 – AC 30 BA10 – BA30

DR10 – DR90 TT99

CD10 – CD30 MS50 & MS90

Or any 6 month disqualification

No cover until 3 years have passed from date of conviction

Endorsements:

IN10

Notes for Speeding Convictions within the last 4 Years (conviction date)

One SP endorsement accepted

Two SP codes – raise the excess by a minimum of £50

Three SP codes – NO COVER unless a request has been made to the Insurance Department and the appropriate authorisation code has been given for inclusion on the rental agreement.

FOREIGN TRAVEL – we will happily issue a ‘Green Card’ for the following countries – you will need to check countries to be visited/travelled through and call us if the country is not listed:

Austria, Belgium, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Italy, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland

THE RENTAL AGREEMENT

 1. GENERAL

1.1 These Terms and Conditions shall be incorporated into and govern this Agreement made

between the Owner and the Renter whose names and addresses are set out overleaf to the exclusion of all or any other terms and conditions.

1.2 Words and expressions defined overleaf shall where applicable have the same meanings

when used herein. In addition the term "Vehicle" when used herein shall (if applicable) be deemed to include any replacement vehicle and all tyres, tools, accessories, parts and equipment relating to Vehicle.

at Owner's request assist Owner in enforcing any rights or remedies Owner may have

1.3 Where the person signing this Agreement on behalf of Renter

against third parties in respect of any loss or damage to or in connection with Vehicle arising during the term of this Agreement.

represents and warrants to Owner that he or she is authorised to sign and to enter into this Agreement for and on behalf of Renter and all agreements and obligations on the part of Renter here under shall be deemed to be made by such person jointly and severally with Renter.

2. HIRE OF VEHICLE

2.1 Owner agrees to let and Renter agrees to take on hire Vehicle upon and subject to the terms and

conditions of this Agreement.

2.2 The period of hire shall commence on the Time and Date Out specified overleaf and shall

continue (subject to earlier termination by either party or any extension in accordance with this Agreement)until the Time and Date Due Back specified overleaf.

2.3 The period of hire may not be extended without Owner's prior written consent.

3. PROHIBITED USES take proper care of Vehicle and ensure Vehicle is used in a lawful and reasonable excepted)to Owner's address specified overleaf immediately upon demand by Owner (such demand not to be made without reasonable cause) subject to a refund to Renter of any sums already paid by Renter in excess of those due under the terms of this Agreement; immediately report any accident, loss or damage involving Vehicle to Owner and the report formwithout delay; Vehicle, use Vehicle until such defector fault has been repaired or corrected and will take all reasonable steps to prevent or mitigate any loss or damage occurring to Vehicle;

not sell, mortgage,charge, pledge, assign, under let, lend or otherwise dispose of or Vehicle in any manner inconsistent with Owner's rights; to take all reasonable steps to provide the Renter with a well maintained vehicle; (b) when informed of a breakdown by the Renter to see that the necessary repairs are All other warranties, conditions or terms relating to contracts of hire and whether implied by particular(but without limitation) Owner shall not be liable to Renter for any indirect or consequential loss or damage(including loss of revenue), costs, expenses, liabilities or any other claims or demands arising out of or in respect of: a matter of law. INSURANCE A summary of the terms and conditions of such insurance policy is available for inspection at Owner's address specified overleaf. Renter further agrees to protect the interests of Owner and Owner's insurance company in the case of an accident during the term of this Agreement by: making every endeavour to obtain names and addresses of parties involved and of not admitting liability or guilt to any third party; (c) not abandoning Vehicle without adequate provisions for safeguarding and securing the calling Owner's office by telephone using the number specified overleaf and further giving notifying the police or other proper authority immediately. . Renter agrees to observe all the terms and conditions of the said policy. Renter shall at Owner's request supply full details of such policy to Owner and shall ensure Owner's interest in Vehicle is endorsed upon the said policy.Renter shall procure that any money paid by Renter's insurers under the said policy is paid directly to Owner, and Renter shall compensate Owner for any loss or damage suffered by Owner in excess of any monies received by Owner.

8.

INDEMNITY

Renter will indemnify and hold harmless Owner and keep Owner indemnified and held harmless

against all costs, losses, claims or damages, expenses and liabilities of whatsoever nature suffered, incurred or sustained by Owner as a result of or in connection with:

(a) any breach by Renter of any of the provisions of this Agreement; and (b)

any loss or damage to property left, stored or transported by Renter or by any other

person in or upon Vehicle either before or after return of Vehicle to Owner. Provided that

9. TERMINATION

9.1 If Renter commits any breach of this Agreement; or if any statement, representation or warranty

made by Renter overleaf or in these terms and conditions in respect of himself or any Additional

9.2

be in possession of Vehicle with Owner

10. DATA PROTECTION ACT

this indemnity shall not apply to any liability of Owner for death or personal injury caused by Owner's negligence or any other liability of Owner which cannot be excluded as a matter of law.Driver is incorrect; or if a receiving order is made or a petition in bankruptcy is presented against Renter (or, being a company, Renter goes into liquidation, whether voluntarily or compulsorily or a receiver,administrator, administrative receiver or manager shall be appointed over the whole or part of its business or assets); or if Renter offers to make any arrangement with its creditors or if any distress or execution is levied against any of its goods; then in any such event Owner may terminate this Agreement forthwith but without prejudice to any of Owner's accrued rights and remedies against Renter.On the expiry or termination of this Agreement, howsoever occasioned, Renter shall no longer's consent and Renter shall forthwith return Vehicle in the same condition as when received as evidenced by Renter's signature on Owner's "Check-in slip" relating to Vehicle (fair wear and tear only excepted) to Owner's address specified overleaf, provided that under no circumstances shall Renter return Vehicle to Owner outside Owner's normal published opening hours without Owner's prior written consent. If Renter commits any breach of this Agreement, Owner may, without notice, retake possession of Vehicle together with the insurance certificate and any other documents of Owner and for such purpose may enter upon any premises belonging to or in the occupation or control of Renter.

The information that you have provided on this form will be used by the Owner to fulfil the

contract thatyou have placed with us. We will not pass your information to any organisation outside this company

writing to Customer Services at the address on the front of the agreement.

other than to our insurers, Rival Insurance Services Ltd, POBox 11992, Birmingham, B12 0ZR. We may use your information to let you know about otherproducts and services offered by this company which we think will be of interest to you, or toundertake quality control questionnaires. If you do not want to receive this information or to take partin any survey we undertake then please advise us either verbally or by

 

1. ENTIRE AGREEMENT

(e) obtain Owner's prior written consent before incurring repair costs in excess of £25; (f) not remove or interfere with any Vehicle parts or spares or with any identification marks

or plates affixed to Vehicle;

(g) inform Owner immediately upon request of the whereabouts of Vehicle; (h)

part with possession of Vehicle at any time or contract so to do or otherwise deal with

1. GENERAL

recommendations;

1.1 These Terms and Conditions shall be incorporated into and govern this Agreement made

between the Owner and the Renter whose names and addresses are set out overleaf to the exclusion of all or any other terms and conditions.

1.2 Words and expressions defined overleaf shall where applicable have the same meanings

when used herein. In addition the term "Vehicle" when used herein shall (if applicable) be deemed to include any replacement vehicle and all tyres, tools, accessories, parts and equipment relating to Vehicle.

(j) at Owner's request assist Owner in enforcing any rights or remedies Owner may have

1.3 Where the person signing this Agreement on behalf of Renter is not Renter, he or she

against third parties in respect of any loss or damage to or in connection with Vehicle arising during the term of this Agreement.

represents and warrants to Owner that he or she is authorised to sign and to enter into this Agreement for and on behalf of Renter and all agreements and obligations on the part of Renter here under shall be deemed to be made by such person jointly and severally with Renter.

2. HIRE OF VEHICLE

2.1 Owner agrees to let and Renter agrees to take on hire Vehicle upon and subject to the terms and

conditions of this Agreement.

2.2 The period of hire shall commence on the Time and Date Out specified overleaf and shall

continue (subject to earlier termination by either party or any extension in accordance with this Agreement)until the Time and Date Due Back specified overleaf.

2.3 The period of hire may not be extended without Owner's prior written consent.

6. LIMITATION OF LIABILITY

6.1 Owner warrants that from the commencement of the period of hire:

(a)

3.1 Renter will not use Vehicle or allow Vehicle to be used for any purpose for which it is neither

designed, suitable nor hired including (without limitation) the carriage of passengers and/or property for hire or reward; any unlawful, hazardous or unusual purpose; propelling or towing any other vehicle or trailer or for any similar purpose without Owner's prior written consent; racing, rallying, pace-making,reliability, speed testing or other trials, competitions of any sort or driving tuition; carrying a number of passengers and/or property which would cause Vehicle to be overloaded or would cause any applicable restriction to be exceeded; the use of Vehicle on any surface other than roads with a tarmacadam or concrete surface over which there is a right of way (public or private) for motor vehicles.

3.2 Renter will not allow Vehicle to be driven by any person who has not been approved in writing by

the Owner.

3.3 Renter will not take or allow Vehicle to be taken outside the United Kingdom without Owner's prior

written consent. As a pre-condition of any consent Renter must produce to Owner evidence satisfactory to Owner of adequate insurance arrangements for taking Vehicle abroad including (without limitation) an International Motor Insurance Card ("Green Card") and/or Bailbond (as the case may be).

3.4 Renter will not use any vehicle with a gross vehicle weight over 3.5 tonnes without a full valid and current Operators license where the vehicle is being used for business use.

4. PAYMENTS

4.1 Renter will pay to Owner on demand:

(a) the Total Deposited as specified overleaf together with any further deposits requested

by Owner on or before the commencement of any extension of the period of hire, which Owner may apply at any time to wards payment of any sums due from Renter hereunder;

(b) the rental and mileage charges computed at the rate specified overleaf for the mileage

covered or deemed to have been covered by Vehicle from the commencement of the period of hire until Vehicle is returned to Owner in accordance with the terms of this Agreement as recorded by the odometer installed in Vehicle when received provided that if Owner decides in its absolute discretion that the odometer has failed or malfunctioned or has been interfered with in any way the mileage charge shall be estimated by Owner in its absolute discretion;

(c) the amounts (if any) specified overleaf for Time charges, Collision Damage Waiver, Theft

Protection, and the miscellaneous other charges (if any) specified overleaf;

(d) all fines, penalties, costs, charges and liabilities relating to parking, road traffic or other

offences or contraventions or restoration charges and loss of income if the vehicle is seized by Customs and Excise incurred in relation to Vehicle by Renter or Owner (except where caused through fault of Owner) from the commencement of this Agreement until Vehicle is returned to Owner in accordance with the terms of this Agreement by the nominated payment method stated over leaf regardless of the time lapsed between offence and notification of offence to Owner, and Renter will allow Owner to process electronic CNP transactions for these amounts plus a reasonable administration fee not less than £25.00;

(e) Owner's costs or repairing or replacing Vehicle in the event of loss, theft or damage

howsoever caused, plus loss of revenue to Owner (calculated at Owner's unlimited mileage charges for the period during which Vehicle shall remain unavailable for rental by reason of such matters)provided that if Vehicle is operated in accordance with all the terms of this Agreement;

(i) Renter's Liability in respect of damage to or Theft of Vehicle will be limited to a non-

waivable excess charge in accordance with Owner's current tariff as specified overleaf, except where the damage or theft has been caused by the negligence of the Renter;

(f) the cost of refuelling Vehicle if returned to Owner with less fuel than was contained in

Vehicle's fuel tank at the commencement of the period of hire together with Owner's current tariff for refuelling service charges;

(g) Owner's cost incurred in recovering Vehicle in the event Renter fails to return it to Owner

in accordance with the terms of this Agreement;

(h) any value added tax or local or other taxes payable in respect of any of the above.

4.2 All overdue payments shall bear interest on the amount overdue at the rate prevailing laid

down by the Government from the date such sums become due to the date of actual payment. Owner reserves the right to charge administration fees.

carried out promptly, if possible;

(c) if repairs cannot be carried out promptly, to provide a substitute vehicle or allow the

5. RENTER'S OBLIGATIONS

Renter shall at all times during the term of this Agreement: (a)

manner in all respects and in particular (without limitation) will keep Vehicle locked when not in use and shall ensure that ignition keys and/or security arming devices are not left in the vehicle when unattended.

Renter to terminate hire.

(b) return Vehicle to Owner in the same condition as when received as evidenced by

Renter's signature on Owner's "Check-in-slip" relating to Vehicle (fair wear and tear only

 

statute or common law or otherwise are excluded to the fullest extent permitted by law. In police or other proper authority and at Owner's request complete Owner's accident

This Agreement constitutes the entire agreement and understanding between the parties hereto and no variation to this Agreement shall be binding unless agreed in writing by Owner

(e) obtain Owner's prior written consent before incurring repair costs in excess of £25; (f) not removeor interfere with any Vehicle parts or spares or with any identification marks

or plates affixed to Vehicle;

(g) inform Owner immediately upon request of the whereabouts of Vehicle; (h)

part with possession of Vehicle at any time or contract so to do or otherwise deal with

(i) maintain all oil and fluid levels and tyre pressures in accordance with the manufacturer's

(a) any breakdown, malfunction, failure or defect of Vehicle; (b) any property left, stored or transported by Renter or by any other person in or upon

Vehicle either before or after the return of Vehicle to Owner. Provided always that nothing here incontained shall restrict or exclude Owner's liability for death or personal injury caused by Owner's negligence or any other liability of Owner which cannot be excluded as

(d) immediately report any breakdown, fault or defect, reasonably requiring repair to

7.

Owner and will not, in the case of a defect or fault which makes Vehicle un roadworthy or liable to cause damage or danger to persons or property or further damage to

7.1 Except where Renter has elected personally to insure Vehicle as evidenced by Renter's

signature in the "Accepts" space overleaf, Renter participates as an insured under Owner's vehicle insurance policy and agrees to observe all the terms and conditions thereof.

(a)

witnesses;

(b)

same;

(d)

a detailed report including (without limitation) plans and drawings to Owner;

(e)

7.2 Where Renter has elected personally to insure Vehicle (evidenced as aforesaid), Renter

undertakes to insure and keep insured Vehicle during the term of this Agreement under a fully comprehensive motor insurance policy (including windscreen damage) to its full replacement value, free from limitation or excess, with reputable insurers approved in writing by Owner

FAQ's

Do you accept international license?
Yes normally, if license has been held for less than a year in this country, otherwise you will need a UK license.


What happens if I have points/endorsements on my license?
Any points/endorsements may effect our ability to let you hire a vehicle, please call us for further advice.

Can you have an additional driver ?
Yes, but there will be an additional fee of £5.00

What ID is required?
A driving license, passport and two other forms of identification with address on it within last 3 months, i.e. utility bill, council tax bill

Can you have a single day hire ?
Yes, providing the hire is on a weekday and the vehicle is returned to us by 12:00 on Saturday as the office is closed for the rest of the weekend.

Can I make a cash deposit for the vehicle hire?
No cash deposit payment is allowed for the vehicle hire.

Can I take the vehicle abroad?
Yes, but please call us to discuss rental conditions & charges

Can I pay by cheque?
Yes payments by cheque can be taken for the vehicle hire.

Do you open on Sundays?
No, we are closed all day Sunday.

Can we drop off our vehicle of on Sunday and leave the key?
We do not provide a drop off point or a place to leave the key in a box.

Do you supply sat navigation ?
Yes, but there will be an additional fee of £ 25.

Do you supply baby seat(s) ?
Yes, but there will be an additional fee of £ 25.

Do you supply a driver?
No, all our vehicles are self drive.

Can you drive a Luton/lwb on Van normal license?
Yes.

Do you hire out automatic vans ?
No.

When do your weekend prices start and finish?

Our core weekend prices for cars and Vans start from 1200hrs on Friday to 0900hrs on the following Monday.

What is included in your prices?

Unless otherwise stated, all prices are fully inclusive of insurance, VAT, and unlimited mileage.

Can someone else other than myself drive the vehicle?

Yes they can but you must pay an additional driver's insurance and the driver's licence must be presented at time of rental.