1. The Equipment let out on hire always remains the property of BERKHAMSTED HIRE LTD. (hereinafter referred to as the Owner) and the Hirer will not sell, or hire-out, or lend, or otherwise part with the possession of the said Equipment.
  2. The Hirer shall completely indemnify the Owner in respect of all claims by any person whatsoever, for injury to persons, and or damage to property caused by, or in connection with, or arising out of the use of the equipment and in respect of all costs and charges in connection therewith, whether arising under common or statute law.
  3. A deposit is required against each item of Equipment in accordance with the Owner's Standard Deposit list. Provided all charges due have been paid and the Equipment is return in clean and good condition, the deposit is refundable in full.
  4. Hire commences at time of collection or time of delivery and is deemed to continue until the Equipment is received by the Owner. No allowance is made for inclement weather or any other reason whatsoever beyond the Owners control.
  5. The Hirer is responsible to the Owner from the commencement of the hiring for the safekeeping of the Equipment and for its use in a proper and workmanlike manner and is strictly liable for any loss of or damage to the Equipment from whatsoever cause arising, fair wear and tear excepted. In particular, the Hirer will not use the Equipment for any purpose beyond its capacity or in a manner likely to result in undue deterioration. If anyone other than the Hirer uses the Equipment with the consent of the owner, the liability of the Hirer hereunder shall extend to that use.
  6. Equipment must be returned in the same condition as supplied (except for fair wear and tear), otherwise a charge for cleaning, reconditioning, renewing or replacing, will be made as considered necessary by the Owner.
  7. All Equipment not returned will be charged at the Owner's standard Selling Price. Hire charges will not be taken into account in calculating amounts due under this clause.
  8. Deposits and hire charges, etc., for the full period of expected hire are payable before delivery. Any additional charges are due on presentation of our invoice and in the event of non payment, the hiring may be determined forthwith by the Owner giving to the Hirer notice in writing without prejudice to any amounts which may have become due to the Owner, and upon such determination the Hirer shall assist the Owner to resume possession of the Owner's Equipment.
  9. In the event of cancelled forward bookings the full hire charges are still payable if the same Equipment cannot be hired to another customer for the same period.
  10. Not less than 24 hours notice must be given to the Owner if the Hirer wishes the Equipment to be collected. When the Equipment out on hire is to be collected from its location by the Owner, on the instructions of the Hirer, the Hirer remains responsible for the safekeeping of the Equipment until collection is effected.
  11. In the event of equipment not being available for collection by the Owner when the Hirer has specified a collection time, a charge will be made for the wasted journey.
  12. Although every effort is made to supply all Equipment at the time requested, no-liability or responsibility can be accepted in respect of late or non-delivery, mechanical breakdown or other circumstances beyond our control.
  13. The owner retains the right of access to any location where the Equipment may be, for the purpose of repossessing any Equipment, should the hirer contravene any of these conditions. Charges arising out of repossession will be made as considered necessary by the Owner.
  14. The agreement is entered into on the basis that the Hirer has inspected the Equipment and is satisfied as to its condition and as to its fitness for the purpose for which he requires it. The Owner does not in any way warrant or respect the state, condition, quality or fitness of the Equipment and any warranty or representation which might be implied by law is hereby excluded.
  15. Prices and details are correct at time of publication and may be subject to change.