Terms and Conditions of Hire

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In these terms and conditions, Original Marquees, their sub-contractors and agents are referred to as the Company. The signatory to the contract of hire is the Hirer.

1. CONTRACT OF HIRE

These terms form part of the hirer’s “contract of hire” with the Company. By signing the “contract of hire” the Hirer agrees to be bound by these terms.

2. BOOKING

Your booking is confirmed once you have signed and returned your contract and your deposit has been received.

3. PERIOD OF HIRE

The period of hire is the period which the tentage or equipment is required to be ready and available for use. This is detailed overleaf.

4. SITE

All bookings are subject to a site visit to determine that the site is, sufficiently level, and is reasonably firm ground, with access for motor transport and that no drainage, electric cables or other services are buried beneath the surface or overhead. The hire charges do not include any making good or repairing of damage to site. The Hirer or a representative is requested to attend site to confirm the position in which the tents or equipment are to be erected. Otherwise, the contract shall be deemed to have been completed once the Company has positioned the tentage or equipment as it sees fit.

5. WIND

If on hot days the Hirer wishes to roll up or fold back the marquee walls, then before leaving the marquee unattended or in the event of high winds, the walls must be put back securely (including re-attaching the securing loops to the tent pegs at the base of the walls).

6. PAYMENT

A deposit of 25% the total value of the hire is payable on booking and the balance is due one month before the period of hire commences. Payments can be made by BACS, cheque or in cash.

7. LOSS OR DAMAGE

During the period of hire, the Hirer shall be responsible for the maintenance and safe custody of the Company’s equipment. Other than fair wear and tear or damage caused by an act of God, the Hirer will make good to the Company all loss or of damage to the Company’s property or equipment hired or used on the site. Marquee walls stained by red wine will be charged for at £300.00 per wall.

8. DAMAGE WAIVER FEE

The Hirer may elect to pay a damage waiver fee to the Company. The fee is calculated as 5% of the total hire. If the hirer elects to pay the damage waiver fee, then the Company will not seek to claim for any loss or damage to the equipment other than a policy excess of £500.

9. LIABILITY TO THIRD PARTIES

The Company carries £5,000,000 public liability insurance. However, the Company will not be responsible for and the Hirer will indemnify the Company against, all claims for the injury to persons or loss or damage to property howsoever caused unless it is proved that such injury or damage was caused by faulty materials, workmanship or negligence on the part of the Company.

10. ERECTION AND DISMANTLING

The Company will provide labour for the erection and dismantling and the cost thereof is included in the hire charges. Set up dates and times are weather dependent and will be confirmed a few days before the commencement of the hire period.

11. ATTENDANCE

Unless the hirer elects to have our on site, event service, the hire charges do not include attendance by the Company’s personnel except during the actual processes of erecting and dismantling the tentage.

12. PERMITS

The Hirer is responsible for giving notice to or obtaining from any authorities who are or may be concerned and must make application where necessary to the Planning Authority, District Surveyor, Police, Fire Brigade and any similar authority or organisation.

13. FORCE MAJEURE

While every effort will be made by the Company to carry out any order accepted, the full performance of it is subject to variation or cancellation by the Company consequent upon an Act of God e.g. fire, flood, storm or gale.

14. MODIFICATION OF CONTRACT

No verbal representations or arrangements are recognised by the Company and these terms and conditions can only be modified by a supplementary written contract (or confirmatory email).

15. CANCELLATION OR PREMATURE TERMINATION OF CONTRACT

Cancellation up to 1 month before the beginning of the hire period is subject to a cancellation fee of 25% of the total booking. In the event of the termination of the contract by the Hirer within 1 month of the hire period, the Hirer shall be liable to pay the hire charge in full.