P.A.Hire Terms & Conditions

For the purposes of this document the following terms are defined as follows:
"Hirer" - The individual, company or organisation that has entered into a Hire Agreement for the supply of Equipment from the Owner.
"Owner" – Arran Events CIC.
"Equipment" - Items of sound, lighting, video or other technical apparatus, be they electrical items or otherwise, supplied by the Owner to the Hirer in terms of the Hire Agreement.
"Hire Agreement" - The agreement for the supply of the Equipment by the Owner to the Hirer.

1 Hire charges run from the date of collection/delivery of the Equipment until the date of return to the Owner unless otherwise agreed by both parties in writing.
2 Payment is due at the commencement of the hire unless a credit account has been established. In such an instance, payment shall be due within 30 days from the date of invoice. Failure to pay within the prescribed 30 days will result in an interest charge of 6% per calendar month being added to their invoice total. In addition, any discounts previously agreed shall be made void.
3 Where the Hirer cancels a confirmed booking the Owner reserves the right to charge a cancellation fee. If cancelled on the day of hire the full hire charge will be payable. Within 72 hours of the hire 75% of the hire charge will be payable. Within 7 days of the hire, 50% of the hire charge will be payable. Within 14 days of the hire, 25% of the hire charge will be payable. Charges for labour are non-refundable and will be charged in full.
4 Where the Hirer is collecting the Equipment from the Owner, collection of the Equipment shall be made between 2pm and 5:30pm Monday to Friday and between 10am and 1pm on Saturday. Equipment shall be returned before 1pm on the day of return unless previous arrangements have been agreed with the Owner.
5.1 Where delivery and/or collection has been requested by the Hirer, any times given shall be regarded as an estimate only and the Owner accepts no liability for delays incurred in the execution of this service by whatsoever cause or for any losses incurred as a result of such delays.
5.2 Delivery and collection of Equipment shall only be made to the door or delivery bay at the place of delivery. The responsibility for the movement of the Equipment into the building or venue is the responsibility of the Hirer unless previously arranged otherwise.
6 The Equipment remains the property of the Owner at all times.
7.1 The Hirer assumes full responsibility for the Equipment once it has left the premises of the Owner and until its return to these same premises.
7.2 The Hirer shall indemnify the Owner for any damage and/or loss to the Equipment regardless of the cause.
7.3 The Equipment shall be assumed to be 'on hire' until it is returned to the Owner and all damages and/or losses have been paid to the Owner in terms of clause 7.2 above.
8 The Equipment shall not be modified in any way by the Hirer or anyone acting for or on behalf of the Hirer.
9 The Owner shall not be made liable for any damage caused to equipment not supplied by the Owner by the Hirer and/or their employees or agents connecting such equipment to the Equipment supplied by the Owner and/or a third party appointed by the Owner.
10 The Hirer shall ensure that the use of the Equipment will only be carried out by properly trained and competent personnel. The Owner accepts no liability in respect of damage to personnel or property whilst the Equipment is on hire to the Hirer.
11 All Equipment is checked before leaving the Owner's premises. In the event of a defect, however, the Owner's liability shall be limited to replacing and/or repairing the defective component. The Owner shall not be held liable for any damage or defect caused by negligent handling other than by its staff or agents or for any damage to the Equipment resulting after delivery or collection by a carrier or their appointed agents.
12 The signature given on collection or delivery of the Equipment from/to the Hirer will constitute an acceptance on behalf of the Hirer that the Equipment was complete and in correct working order.
13 All cabling will be supplied coiled and taped and should be returned in a similar fashion with all rigging tape and dirt removed. A charge of £0.85 plus vat per cable will be made for any recoiling necessary. Any missing and/or damaged connectors will be charged at a rate of £5.00 plus vat in addition to the cost of the connector. A cleaning charge will be levied for cables returned in a dirty condition..

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