These conditions apply whether a contract has been made verbally or in writing.
Quotations are made subject to a vehicle suiting the hirer's requirements being available at the time of acceptance. Quotations are based on costs prevailing at the time and in accordance with details provided by the Hirer. Quotations are valid for 28 days from issue or a date specified. Unless otherwise stated, admission charges and parking charges at special events are not included.
3. USE OF VEHICLE
Unless previously agreed by the Company, the vehicle is not available for the use of the Hirer other than for journeys and times stated. There are restrictions on advertising of local private hire; the Company can advise on the matter if so required.
4. DRIVERS' HOURS AND REST PERIODS
The hours agreed with the Company for the operation of any hire(s) must be observed (other than in the case of serious emergency or diversion) so that current regulations governing drivers’ hours and rest periods may be complied with. The Company reserves the right to curtail or otherwise alter any hire which does not comply with the relevant regulations.
5. SEATING CAPACITY
Not more than the maximum number of passengers indicated may be carried on each vehicle. For some hiring it may be possible to carry an additional number of children aged 14 years or less but only with the prior written agreement of the company.
6. CONVEYANCE OF ANIMALS
No animal may be carried on any vehicle without the prior agreement of the Company.
Normally, written confirmation by the Company is the only basis for the acceptance of a hiring or for a subsequent alteration in its terms.
Any requested deposit must be paid by the time stated and payment in full must be made before the start of the hire, unless the Company has agreed in writing to a variation in this condition. The Company reserves the right to add interest at the rate of 2% compound interest per calendar month, after the date by which payment should have been paid.
9. CANCELLATION BY HIRER
In the event of cancellation by the Hirer, the Company reserves the right to retain any deposit. The Hirer shall be liable to the Company for any losses incurred by the Company as a result of the cancellation costs not exceeding the full cost of the hiring.
10. CANCELLATION BY COMPANY
In the event of any emergency or force majeure or of any action by the Hirer to vary the agreed conditions unilaterally, the Company may, by returning all monies paid and without further or other liability, cancel the contract.
11. ROUTE AND TIME VARIATION
Should a vehicle be detained by the Hirer, or taken on a longer journey than that contracted for, the Company reserves the right to make an additional charge commensurate with the costs incurred. During the hiring, the driver must be the judge of the reasonableness of any request for a change of route or time. In any event, the vehicle(s) will depart at the agreed time. The Company will not be liable for any loss or injury sustained by a passenger failing to join the vehicle at the appointed time.
12. CHANGE OF VEHICLE
The Company reserves the right to provide a larger vehicle than that specified but at no additional charge unless any extra seats are used. The Company reserves the right to substitute other vehicles of similar quality including those of other operators, for all or part of the hiring.