Terms and Conditions
RENTAL VEHICLE AGREEMENT TERMS AND CONDITIONS
This is an agreement between the prospective hirer identified in page 1 (you) and the Company identified on page 1 (the company) to rent the motor vehicle described on page 1 including all accessories, tools, tyres and equipment and any replacement vehicle (the vehicle).
1. VEHICLE CONDITION AND RETURN
The Vehicle is delivered to you in good operating condition and with the seal of the odometer unbroken. You agree to return the vehicle in the same condition (except ordinary wear and tear (NOT INCLUDING WINDSCREEN OR TYRE DAMAGE) together with all tools, tyres, accessories and equipment to the location specified on page 1 and on the date there specified (or sooner if demanded by the company). The company may take possession of the vehicle without prior demand and at your expense, if it is illegally parked, used in violation of the law or of this agreement or if it is apparently abandoned. If the seal of the odometer is broken the persons responsible will be reported to the appropriate authority and you are responsible for extra charges based on 500 kilometers per day at 50c per kilometer.
Note: the company must be notified and agree to any extension of the period of hire beyond that stated on page 1 of this agreement in advance of the return date and time or the vehicle will be immediately reported as stolen.
2. UNAUTHORISED AND PROHIBITED USE
Persons who must not drive the vehicle.
(a) A person who is not identified on page 1 or has not been identified in writing to the company or approved by the company in writing.
(b) A person who is not licensed for that class of vehicle.
(c) A person whose blood alcohol concentration exceeds the lawful percentage.
(d) A person who has given or for whom you have given a false name, age, address, or driver’s license details.
(e) A person whose driver’s license has been cancelled, endorsed or suspended within the last three months.
(f) A person who has held a driver’s license for less than two years.
Circumstances in which and/or for which the vehicle must not be used:
(g) Outside the area of use limitations shown on page 1.
(h) On unsealed roads or off road conditions unless authorized by us in writing or on the face of this agreement.
(i) To carry persons for hire or to carry any inflammable, explosive or corrosive materials.
(j) To propel or tow any vehicle, trailer, boat, or other object unless the company has authorized such use in writing.
(k) To carry any greater load and/or more persons than is lawful or use in a manner or for a purpose other than for which it was designed and constructed.
(l) For racing, pacemaking, reliability trials, speed trials, hill climbing or being tested in preparations for those purposes.
(m) In a dangerous manner.
(n) In contravention of any legislation or regulation controlling vehicular traffic or for any illegal purpose.
3. FINANCIAL OBLIGATIONS
Special note: Joint hirers and all drivers are jointly and severally responsible under this agreement.
YOU ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR AND BY ENTERING INTO THE AGREEMENT ON PAGE 1 YOU AUTHORISE THE COMPANY TO DEBIT YOUR CREDIT CARD/DEPOSIT (and you will pay on demand any balance) WITH THE FOLLOWING CHARGES:
(a) All rental charges specified on Page 1.
(b) All charges claimed from the company in respect of parking or any other traffic violations incurred during the period of hire or until such later times as the vehicle is returned to the company.
(c) All loss or damage to the motor vehicle (including loss of use), Third Party Damages, legal expenses, assessment fees, towing and recover, storage and company service charges were:
i. Any condition of this agreement, and in particular Condition 2, or any special condition on Page 1 has been breached;
ii. The vehicle is involved in a single vehicle accident unless the company waives such a loss to a single vehicle liability amount shown on page 1;
iii. You have left the vehicle unlocked or left the key in the vehicle;
iv. You have not kept the key secure and under your personal control;
v. The underbody of the vehicle is damaged regardless of the cause when no other vehicle is involved;
vi. The vehicle is totally or partially immersed in water regardless of the cause;
vii. The interior of the vehicle is damaged regardless or cause when no other vehicle is involved;
viii. The tyres of the vehicle are damaged other than by normal wear;
ix. The vehicle is damaged by driving it under or into an object lower than the height of the vehicle;
x. You have failed to maintain all fluid and fuel levels or failed to immediately rectify or report to us any defect of which you become aware;
xi. The vehicle is damaged by loading or unloading, other than normal wear;
xii. Your failure to secure properly any load or equipment which leads to loss caused by any part of the said load or equipment.
Special Note: If you have paid by use of credit card or directed the company to bill charges to some other person, corporation, firm or organization who or which fails to make payment when due, you will immediately pay the full amount due to the company on demand.
4. DAMAGE COVER
If you act within the terms and conditions of this agreement, the company will grant damage cover (including legal costs incurred with our consent) for your benefit in respect of the damages to the vehicle or third party damage other than any property owned by you (or friend, relative, associate or passenger) or in your physical or legal control. This cover is subject to:
(a) Your payment of the damage/loss liability charge stated on page 1
(b) Your not having acted or having caused any other person to have acted in any manner which is in a contravention of this agreement including the special conditions on page 1.
(c) Your not being covered under any policy of insurance
(d) Your providing such information and assistance as may be requested and if necessary, authorizing the company insurer to bring, defend or settle legal proceedings, but the company shall have sole conduct of the proceedings.
5. GENERAL PROVISIONS
(a) You will promptly report any incident involving loss or damage to the vehicle or loss involving the vehicle while rented under this agreement to the company location where the vehicle was hired and will deliver to the company immediately, every summons complaint or paper in relation to such loss, compliance with this sub-paragraph does not excuse the hirer from reporting all incidents to police or other proper authorities.
(b) You release and hold harmless the company’s (and its agents and employees) from all claims for loss or damages to their personal property, or that of any other person left in the vehicle, which is received handled or stored by the company at any time before, during or after this rental period, whether due to the company’s negligence or otherwise.
(c) Except as provided by law, no driver or passenger in the vehicle shall be or deemed to be the agent, servant or employee in any manner for any manner for any purpose whatsoever.
(d) THE COMPANY GIVES NO EXPRESS OR IMPLIED WARRANTY AS TO ANY MATTER WHATSOEVER INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION THE CONDITION OF THE VEHICLE AND EQUIPMENT, ITS MERCHANTIBILITY OR FITNESS FOR ANY PARTICULAR PURPOSE.
(e) No right of the company under this agreement may be waived except in writing by an officer of the company.
(f) Words used in the agreement to denote any gender shall include all genders, singular words include the plural, and noted on page 1.
The vehicle must be returned with the amount of fuel equal to that at the time of the rental. If the vehicle is returned with less fuel, the difference will be charged at a rate which may include a service component unless prior arrangements have been made and noted on page 1.
7. PERSONAL ACCIDENT INSURANCE (where applicable)
Where you accept Personal Accident by accepting the appropriate premium on page1 with charges to apply as per the rate shown on page 1. Acceptance of those charges is deemed to be proof of coverage and confirmation of your agreement to accept the terms, conditions and benefits of the Persona Accident insurance. A copy of the policy is available for your inspection.
I HAVE READ AND UNDERSTOOD THIS PAGE AND ANY OTHER CONDITONS ON PAGE 1 AND SIGNED IT BEFORE MAKING ANY AGREEMENT TO HIRE ANY VEHICLE