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1.0 Definition of Terms
1.1 "The Owner" is the company, firm or persons letting the equipment on hire and
includes its or their successors.
1.2 "The Hirer" is the company, firm or persons, corporation or authority specified in the
Hire Contract and includes its or their successors or personal representatives.
1.3 Equipment covers all the classes of prefabricated and protable buildings, erectable
structures, accessories and ancillary equipment which the Owner agreed to hire to
1.4 A week shall be five consecutive days.
2.0 Availability of units
2.1 All equipment is ordered subject to availability at the date of receipt of order.
3.0 Extent of Contract
3.1 No conditions or warranties other than herein specifically set forth shall be implied or deemed to be incorporated in or to form part of the contract.
4.0 Consents, Licences or Permissions
4.1 The Hirer shall obtain all permissions, consents and licences required for the
Equipment under any statute regulation or byelaw and in due time comply with any
conditions imposed in respect thereof.
5.0 Delivery of Good Order, Suitability
5.1 The Equipment shall be deemed to be in good order and condition in accordance with the terms of contract and to the Hirer's satisfaction unless notification is received by the Owner within three days of the Equipment being delivered to site.
5.2 No warranty is given that the Equipment is suitable for the purpose required by the
6.0 Access Route
6.1 A suitable access route for delivery and collection is to be provided by the Hirer with
unrestricted entry and approach. Where the ground is soft or otherwise unsuitable the
Hirer shall supply and lay timbers or appropriate temporary foundations in a suitable
position for loading and unloading and for the Equipment to rest on.
7.0 Loading and Unloading
7.1 The Hirer shall be responsible for the unloading and reloading of the Equipment at
site and any driver supplied by the Owner shall be deemed to be under the Hirer's
control and the Hirer shall be responsible for any damage caused.
7.2 The Hirer shall bear the cost of any lifting or special apparatus required for the siting
and removal of the Equipment.
8.0 Connection of Mains Services
8.1 Connection and disconnection of main services on site is the responsibility of the
9.0 Maintenance, Care and Alterations
9.1 The Hirer shall be responsible for maintaining the Equipment in the same condition as on the date of its delivery using the same in a workmanlike manner and returning the
equipment on completion of hire in a good and clean condition (fair wear and tear
excepted). Any loss, damage or cleaning costs will be charged to the Hirer.
9.2 No alteration or modification shall be carried out on the Equipment without prior
consent of the Owner.
10.1 The Hirer shall at all times allow the Owner, the Owner's agents or servants to have
reasonable access to the equipment to inspect, test, adjust, repair or replace same.
11.0 Period of Hire
11.1 Unless otherwise provided for in this Agreement, the period of hire commences on
the day the Equipment leaves the Owner's premises and terminates on the day it is
received back there or on a site nominated by the Owner, both days being included in
the period of hire.
12.1 The contract shall be terminable by seven days' notice in writing given by the Hirer.
12.2 The Owner shall be entitled to terminate the Agreement forthwith and reposses the
Equipment in the event of the failure of the Hirer to comply with any of the conditions
12.3 It is the responsibility of the Hirer to make the Equipment available at the termination
of the hire.
12.4 Where the period of hire is Indeterminable or having been defined becomes
indeterminate the contract shall be determinable by seven days' notice in writing
given by either party to the other. In the event of the Hirer desiring to terminate the
contract and failing to give such notice, hire for the period of the seven days notice
shall be chargeable.
12.5 If the hire is terminated prematurely the Owner is entitled to payment in full for the
minimum hire period stated.
13.0 Loss and Damage
13.1 During the continuance of the hire period the Hirer shall make good to the Owner all loss or damage to the Equipment or extra chargeable items from whatever cause the
same may arise (fair wear and tear excepted). The hire period will be deemed to
continue until a lost or stolen unit is paid for.
13.2 The Owner accepts no liability or responsibility for any loss or damage due to or
arising from the Equipment becoming unusable or uninhabitable through any cause
whatever, or through non-arrival arising from accident or break-down during loading,
unloading or transport due to inadequate foundations having been provided by the
Hirer or its not having been erected in a proper manner.
13.3 Should the Equipment be damaged during the hire period then the Hirer shall be
liable for the loss of hire revenue up to the date at which repairs are completed.
14.1 The Hirer shall insure and keep the Equipment and it accessories comprehensively insured to the full replacement value thereof as stated on the Agreement against all
the usual risks including loss or damage by fire, flood, accident or any other cause.
The Hirer shall also fully and completely indemnify the Owner in respect of all claims
by any reason whatever for injury to persons or property caused by or in conjunction
with or arising out of the use of the Equipment and in respect of all costs and charges
in connection therewith whether arising under statute or common law.
14.2 The Hirer shall ensure that the Equipment is insured so that in the event of total
destruction of the Equipment the Owner shall be entitled to replace the same at the
Owner's current list sale price.
15.0 Consequential Loss to Third Party and to the Owner
15.1 No liability will attach to the Owner for any consequential loss or damage due to any failure in the Equipment or non-arrival or late delivery of the Equipment or any breach of contract whatever by the Owner for any cause whatever, including the negligence of the Owner or the Owner's employees.
16.0 Rental or Payment Terms
16.1 The hire charges payable under this Agreement shall be paid by the Hirer punctually to the Owner during the continuance of the hire period (as defined in clause 11.1) and no allowance or deduction shall be permitted from such hire charges in respect of any period where for whatever reason the Equipment shall not be used by the Hirer.
16.2 Odd days at the end of the hire period shall be charged at fifths of the weekly rate.
16.3 The Owner reserves the right to amend hire rates by giving seven days notice in
writing to the Hirer at any time after the minimum hire period stated on the contract
17.1 The Hirer shall pay the cost of the transport of the Equipment from the Owner's depot to the site and its return to the named depot on completion of the hire period unless specifically stated otherwise.
18.0 Sub-let and Change of Site
18.1 Except as provided for in (18.2) the Hirer shall not rehire, sell, mortgage, charge,
pledge, part with possession of, or otherwise deal with the Equipment or its contents
and shall protect the same against distress, execution or seizure and shall indemnify
the Owner against all losses, damages, costs, charges and expenses that may be
occasioned by any failure to observe and perform the condition except in the event of
18.2 The Hirer shall not assign his rights hereunder nor sub-let or lend the Equipment or
any part thereof to a third party without the prior written consent of the Owner.
18.3 Except for Equipment mounted on a wheeled chassis the Hirer shall not move the
Equipment from the site to which it is delivered or consigned unless prior written
consent is obtained from the Owner.
18.4 The Hirer of Equipment which is mounted on a wheeled chassis shall notify the
Owner not less than seven days from the termination of the hire of the site from which
the Equipment is to be collected.
19.0 Identification Marks
19.1 The Owner retains the right to affix a mark or plate on the Equipment identifying it as the Owner’s property and the Hirer shall not remove, deface or cover up the same.