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GENERAL CONDITIONS FOR HIRE
IMPORTANT: These General Conditions set out the terms and conditions governing this contract of hire – please read them carefully.
IN PARTICULAR, THE HIRERS ATTENTION IS DRAWN TO CLAUSES 1(d), 5(d), 14, 18 and 19. PLEASE NOTE THAT THE HIRER IS LIABLE TO PAY HIRE CHARGES FROM THE DATE THE EQUIPMENT LEAVES THE OWNERS DEPOT UNTIL THE END OF THE NOTICE PERIOD REFERRED TO IN CLAUSE 19(c). The HIRER IS OBLIGED TO INSURE AND IS REPONSIBLE FOR ANY DAMAGE SUFFERED TO THE EQUIPMENT FOR THE ENTIRE PERIOD THAT THE MATERIALS REMAINS AT THE SITE UNTIL ACTUAL COLLECTION NOTWITHSTANDING THAT THE CONTRACTUAL NOTICE PERIOD MAY HAVE EXPIRED.
2. Extent of Contract
3. Conditions of Hire
Materials shall be hired at the hire rates, so far as the same apply to Materials included in the Hire Contract.
4. Availability of Materials
The Materials offered for hire by the Owner are subject to availability at the time that the Hirer’s acceptance of the Hire Contract is received by the Owner.
5. Unloading and Loading at Site
6. Delivery in good order and maintenance
7. Handling and Use of Materials
8. Servicing and Inspection
The Hirer shall at all reasonable times allow the Owner, his agent, or his insurers to have access to the Materials to inspect, adjust, repair or replace the same. So far as reasonably possible, such work will be carried out at all times to suit the convenience of the Hirer.
9. Repairs and Adjustments
Except in the case of repairs undertaken by the Owners operator or driver, the Hirer shall not repair or attempt to repair the Materials unless specifically authorised in writing by the Owner. No allowance for hire charges or for the cost of repairs will be made by the Owner to the Hirer unless such repairs have been specifically authorised in writing by the Owner. The Owner undertakes to deal with all necessary repairs as quickly and reasonably as possible.
11. Other Stoppages
12. Loss of Use of Materials or Other Plant due to Breakdown
Each item of Materials specified within the Quotation is hired as a separate item and the failure of one or more items, through any cause whatsoever, shall not entitle the Hirer to compensation or allowance for the loss of use of any other items (which are the property of the Owner or otherwise) used in conjunction here with.
13. Consequential Losses
The Owner accepts no liability nor responsibility for any loss whatsoever (including indirect or consequential loss or damage) howsoever arising in connection with breakdown or stoppage of the Materials or through late or non-arrival.
14. Hirers Responsibility for Loss and Damage
15. Notice of Accidents
If the Materials are involved in any accident resulting in injury to persons or damage to property, immediate notice must be given to the Owner by telephone and confirmed in writing to the Owner’s registered office. No admission, offer, promise or payment shall be made by the Hirer without the Owner’s consent in writing. Failure to comply with this clause may allow the Owner to deny any liability to any accidents.
The Hirer shall not part with the possession, sub-let, or lend the Materials or any part thereof to any third party without first receiving the written permission of the Owner.
17. Return of Materials for Repairs
If at any time after the date of delivery any item of the Materials, subject to the Hire Contract is in the opinion of the Owner in need of repairs, he may stop further use thereof until such repairs have been carried out on site, or the Owner may ask for such Materials to be sent to a depot and in the event the Owner shall be entitled to replace such Materials forthwith with similar Materials, the Owner paying all transport charges involved in the removal of such Materials to depot for repair and delivery of the substituted Materials and the Hire Contract shall continue as if the substituted Materials had been the subject thereof, or alternatively, the Owner shall be entitled to determine the Hire Contract forthwith in relation to the item of Materials involved by giving written notice to the Hirer provided that if such determination shall occur under this clause:
Provided always that the Hirer and not the Owner shall be liable for the costs of loading and/or transport if necessary for such repairs arises from the negligence, misdirection or misuse of such Materials by the Hirer or any third party.
18. Basis for Charging
2 - 2/5
3 - 3/5
4 - 4/5
5 – 7 - 5/5
19. Notice of Termination of Contract
Less than 7 days 100%
Between 7 and 13 days 50%
Between 14 and 28 days 25%
Greater than 28 days Nil%
This Hire Contract shall be governed by and construed in accordance with English Law. The parties to this agreement irrevocably agree for the exclusive benefit of the Owner that the courts of England shall have jurisdiction over any claim arising under or in connection with this Agreement and that accordingly any proceedings in respect of any such claim or matter may be brought in such courts. Nothing in this clause shall limit the right of the Owner to take proceedings against the Hirer in any other court of competent jurisdiction, nor shall the taking of proceedings in any one or more jurisdictions preclude the taking of proceedings in any other jurisdictions, whether concurrently or not, to the extent permitted by the law of the other jurisdiction.