1.1 The amount of any Deposit and Charges are detailed in the Order, and are based on our then current price list.
1.2 You shall pay the Charges from the date specified in the Order and will continue paying the Charges during the Hire Period until (i) we have given you a collection or off-hire number and (ii) you have returned the Equipment to us or we have collected the Equipment within a reasonable period after the issue of the off-hire number, being not more than 3 working days, and the Equipment is in a clean and serviceable condition and we have given you a receipt. All time during the Hire Period is chargeable and the Charges may be payable on Saturdays, Sundays and Bank Holidays (as appropriate).
1.3 If we are unable to collect any Equipment for any reason whatsoever after an off-hire number has been issued, unless the failure is as a result of our acts or omissions the Charges shall continue to be payable in accordance with the Contract until such time as we are able to collect such Equipment.
1.4 Charges or any other sums due under this Contract shall be made in full and cleared funds by the end of the following month from the month of the date of the invoice.
2. RISK, OWNERSHIP AND INSURANCE
2.1 Risk in the Equipment and/or Products will pass to you immediately when the Equipment leaves our physical possession or control.
2.2 Risk in the Equipment will not pass back to us from you until the Equipment is returned to our physical possession or control.
2.3 Ownership of the Equipment remains with us at all times. You have no right, title or interest in the Equipment except that it is hired to you and used by you strictly in accordance with these conditions.
2.4 Ownership of any Products remains with us until all monies payable by you (or any of your Associated Companies) under the Contract or any other contract between us (or any of our Associated Companies) and you (or any of your Associated Companies) have been paid in full and cleared funds.
2.5 You must not deal with the ownership or any interest in the Equipment. This includes but is not limited to selling, assigning, mortgaging, pledging, charging, securing, hiring, withholding, exerting any right to withhold, disposing of and/or lending.
3. DELIVERY, COLLECTION AND SERVICES
3.1 You shall collect the Equipment from us at the depot and return it to us at the end of the Hire Period to the same depot. If we agree to deliver or collect the Equipment to and/or from you, we will charge our standard delivery cost from time to time.
3.2 Where we provide Services relating to the hire of Equipment the persons performing the Services are your responsibility. You shall be solely responsible for any damage which occurs as a result of such persons following your instructions during the Hire Period, except to the extent that the persons performing the Services are negligent.
3.3 You will allow and/or procure sufficient access to and from the relevant site and procure sufficient loading space, facilities, equipment and access to power supplies and utilities for our employees, sub-contractors and/or agents to allow them to carry out the Services. You will ensure that the site where the Services are to be performed is cleared and prepared before the Services are due to commence.
3.4 You shall provide a suitable access route for delivery and collection of the Equipment with unrestricted entry and approach, and supply and lay timbers or appropriate temporary foundations in a suitable position for loading and unloading and for the Equipment to rest on.
3.5 You shall pay for any lifting or special apparatus required for the siting of the Equipment.
3.6 If any Services are delayed, postponed and/or cancelled due to your failure to comply with your obligations under the Contract, you will be liable to pay additional standard charges from time to time for such delay, postponement and/or cancellation except where the delay is due to Force Majeure.
3.7 If specifically agreed in advance between us, we will provide an out of hours emergency service to you in respect of breakdowns of Equipment. Where this has been agreed with you, you can call us on 01924 401928 outside of usual working hours in relation to any of the Equipment or Services for which you have signed a Contract during the Hire Period. Additional charges for this service will apply and shall be as set out in your Contract, or in the absence of such agreement, as listed on our website.
3.8 Hires to individuals (including sole traders) or partnerships of 3 individuals or less (or other unincorporated body of individuals) shall not be for a period in excess of 3 months. You shall return the Equipment to us on or before the last day of such three month period.
3.9 Please see below table for our current default delivery charges. Delivery Offer available Monday - Friday only.
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