General Hire Terms
1 BASIS OF CONTRACT
Hire Goods are hired subject to them being available for hire to the Customer at the time required by the Customer. The Supplier will not be liable for any loss suffered by the Customer as a result of the Hire Goods being unavailable for hire where the Hire Goods are unavailable due to circumstances beyond the Supplier’s control.
Nothing in this Contract shall exclude or limit any statutory rights of the Consumer.
The Customer shall pay the Deposit and hire charges for any Services, monies for any Products and/or any other sums payable under the contract to the Supplier at the time and in the manner agreed.
3 RISK OWNERSHIP AND INSURANCE
Risk in the Hire Goods and any Products will pass immediately to the Customer when they leave the physical possession or control of the Supplier and will not pass back to the Supplier from the Customer until the Hire Goods are back in the physical possession of the Supplier. This shall apply even if the Supplier has agreed to cease charging the Rental.
4 DELIVERY AND SERVICES
In most instances the Supplier will deliver and set up the hire services, and collect at the agreed time.
The Customer will allow and/or procure sufficient access to and from the relevant site and procure sufficient unloading space, facilities, equipment and access to utilities for the Supplier’s employees, sub-contractors and/or agents to allow them to carry out the Services.
5 CARE OF HIRE GOODS
The Customer must notify the Supplier immediately after any breakdown, loss and/or damage to the Hire Goods;Where the Hire Goods require fuel, oil and/or electricity the Customer must ensure that the proper type and/or voltage is used and that, where appropriate, the Hire Goods are properly installed by a qualified and competent person.
The Hire Goods must be returned by the Customer in good working order and condition (fair wear and tear excepted)and in a clean condition together with all insurance policies, licences, registration and other documents relating to the Hire Goods.
Allowance will be made in relation to the Rental to the Customer for any non-use of the Hire Goods due to breakdown caused by the development of an inherent fault and/or fair wear and tear on condition that the Customer informs the Supplier as soon as practicable of the breakdown. The Customer shall be responsible for all expenses, loss (including loss of Rental) and/or damage suffered by the Supplier arising from any breakdown of the Hire Goods due to the Customer’s negligence, misdirection and/or misuse of the Hire Goods.
7 LOSS OR DAMAGE TO THE HIRE GOODS
If the Hire Goods are returned in damaged, unclean and/or defective state except where due to fair wear and tear and/or an inherent fault in the Hire Goods, the Customer shall be liable to pay the Supplier for the cost of any repair and/or cleaning required.