Terms and Conditions of Hire
The Company will submit a quotation upon request, thereafter written confirmation will be sent to and signed by the hirer, then returned to The Company; the absence of such written quotation of acceptance however shall not invalidate the contract and all work quoted for and undertaken by, or goods hired from The Company shall be subject to these terms and conditions and the hirer by authorising or allowing work to proceed, or goods to be delivered is deemed to have confirmed the contract and to have accepted these terms and conditions.
The Company specialises in the hire of rustic marquees and accessories, the hirer accepts that the equipment hired is of a rustic nature and will show signs of wear and usage in keeping with The Company, any queries will be answered honestly and upfront by The Company.
The hire charges are based on the assumption that the site is flat, level, firm ground with easy access for motor transport, and that no drains, pipes, cables or other services are buried beneath the service or otherwise concealed. The hire charges do not include any making good or repair of damage to site. Special rates will be payable for the hire of equipment on sites not conforming to the above requirements, or for the delivery of goods other than on ground level. The hirer shall provide the contactor with a plan showing the position in which the tents or equipment are to be erected or shall have a representative on site for that purpose and in the absence of both the contractor, having erected the tents or equipment where he thinks fit shall be deemed to have completed the contract.
An immediate payment of 25% of total hire charge is required to secure booking. Final balance to be paid no later than 6 weeks before the event, unless an agreement has been made The Company.
LOSS OR DAMAGE
All goods supplied to the hirer are covered against risk of damage by fine. The hirer will make good to The Company all loss or damage The Company’s property or equipment hired or used on the site (other than fair wear or tear) unless it be proved that such loss or damage be caused by faulty materials or workmanship or negligence on the part of The Company.
LIABILITY TO THIRD PARTIES
The Company will not be responsible for and the hirer will indemnify The Company against all claims for injury to persons or loss of, or damage to, property, howsoever caused unless it can be proved that such injury or damage be caused by faulty materials or workmanship or negligence on the part of The Company.
ERECTION AND DISMANTLING
The Company normally provides labour for erection and dismantling and the cost is therefore included in the hire charges. Only in exceptional circumstances and by special arrangements with The Company allow the hirer to erect and/or dismantle The Company’s property.
The hire charges do not include attendance by The Company’s men except during the actual process of erection and dismantling.
In the event of the hirer cancelling any bookings the deposit shall be forfeited and, in the event, that the equipment cannot be rehired the balance will also be payable by the hirer.
ACCEPTANCE OF RESPONSIBILITY
The hirer shall be deemed to have accepted responsibility for the safe custody of everything hired, from the time erection commences until the site is cleared. Under normal circumstances notification of commencement of erection will be given but failure to give such notification shall in no way prejudice The Company under this clause, provided that erection is commenced a reasonable period before period of hire commences.
While every effort will be made by The Company to carry out any order accepted, the full performance of it is subject to variation or cancellation by The Company consequent upon Act of God, war, strikes, riots, lockouts or other labour disturbances, fire, flood, restrictions or the use of transport, fuel or power, requisitioning, shortage of material or transport or labour or any other cause beyond the control of The Company. In event of frustration of the contract due to any of the above causes the contract shall be liable to indemnify The Company and pay them a sum equivalent to the aggregate of the costs incurred by The Company in labour and materials subcontracts and incidentals up to the date of the notice plus 10%.
MODIFICATION OF CONTRACT
No verbal representations or arrangements are recognised by The Company and these terms and conditions shall only be modified by a supplementary written contract.
A marquee is only a temporary structure and cannot be guaranteed 100% waterproof.
PERIOD OF HIRE
The period of hire is understood to mean a period of which the tentage or equipment is required to be ready for use.