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Car and Van Solutions Ltd trading as Hilltop Durham Vehicle Hire.  Registered Office: Unit 2, Osborne Business Centre, Grove Terrace, Langley Moor, Durham, DH7 8JT.  Co.Reg No. 10758700  VAT Reg No. 268 8963 30  FCA Authorised and Regulated No. 780115. Data Protection No. ZA277870
 Find your local van hire specialists on the A690 at Langley Moor  Durham Unit 1, Osborne Business Centre, Grove Terrace, Langley Moor, Durham, DH7 8JT
Opening Times Monday to Friday 0800 – 1700    Saturday 0800 – 1200    Sunday – Closed
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TERMS & CONDITIONS
1. In this Agreement the following terms shall have the meanings hereby respectively assigned them.   Hirer:     The person names as such overleaf.
Excess Amount: The sum specified overleaf as the excess amount.
  Driver:     The Hirer and/or other person named as such overleaf
Excess Waiver Fee:A fee calculated in accordance with the Lessor’s
or any other person specifically approved by the lessor
current tariff which limits the Hirer’s liability to pay
to drive the vehicle during the duration of this
the excess amount to the amount of the non-
agreement.
waivable excess.
  V ehicle:     The original vehicle described overleaf or any
Non Waivable Excess:The Hirer’s liability will be limited to the amount of
replacement vehicle.
the non waivable excess if Excess Waiver is purchased in accordance with the Lessor’s current
Accessories:    The spare wheel, tools and other items with which the
tariff or is part of an inclusive tariff rate offered by
vehicle is supplied and any replacements thereof.
the lessor.
  Rental Period:    The period from the date and time out stated overleaf
Personal Accident,  Fees which entitle the Hirer to the benefits of the
until the re-delivery of the vehicle into the physical
Personal Effects &  cover set out in the master policies issued to the
custody of the lessor.
Goods in Transit     Lessor. Insurance Fees:
Rental Charges:    The hire charges for the rental period calculated in accordance with the lessor’s current tariff.
Current Tariff: The Lessor’s tariff current at the commencement of hire.
Refuelling Charge: A surcharge which is added to the cost of the amount of ‘Top-Up’ fuel needed when the vehicle is returned to the
The Insurance Policy:The Lessor’s policy of insurance on the vehicle a
Lessor.  Calculated in accordance with Lessor’s current
         copy of which is available for inspection at the
tariff.
       rental location.
  2. The Hirer acknowledges that: (a)the vehicle is fit for his purpose and undertakes to return it and its accessories to the place and on the date due back specified overleaf; (b)he has received the vehicle free from apparent defects or damage (except as indicated overleaf); (c) the Lessor has no liability in respect of any injury, loss or damage arising from the use of the vehicle, nor shall the Lessor be liable for any indirect loss or damage or, in the case of consumers, damage which was not forseeable by both parties; (d)the lessor shall not be liable for damages arising from defects or mechanical failures which are not attributable to any breach of the manufacturer’s warranty or any warranty implied by law to take reasonable care or exercise reasonable skill.   3.      During the rental period the Hirer shall keep the vehicle and its accessories in his or any approved driver’s possession and shall not allow a third party to take possession of the vehicle or its accessories and when not in use the Hirer shall keep the vehicle and its accessories adequately protected and secured.   4. The Hirer and any driver shall ensure that the vehicle will not be used: (a)for hire or reward. (b)for racing, pacemaking, rallying, speed testing, driving tuition or similar purposes or propelling or towing any vehicle, trailer or other object. (c) In any manner which might render void the insurance policy, or other contract of insurance. (d)for any illegal purpose or in contravention of any legislation affecting the vehicle, its use or construction. (e)by any person who: (i) is not licensed to drive the vehicle. (ii) is under 21 years of age or over 75 (under 25 in respect of minibuses). (iii) is under the influence of drink or drugs. (iv) has given a fictitious name or address. (v) has not been approved by the Lessor as a driver. (vi) has been convicted of a motoring offence the details of which have not been disclosed in writing to the Lessor at the commencement of the hire. (vii) has less than two years driving experience on a full UK/EU licence. (f) outside England, Wales or Scotland without prior written consent of the Lessor.   5. The Hirer agrees to pay on demand: (a)rental charges. (b)any appropriate Excess Waiver or Personal Accident, personal Effects or Goods in Transit insurance fees, and any Refuelling and miscellaneous charges. (c) the excess amount in respect of each incident resulting in damage or loss of the vehicle, its accessories or any property left stored or transported in or upon the vehicle, save to the extent that such loss or damage arises from the actions of the Lessor. (d)all fines, charges, penalties costs and expenses (including all charges and penalty charges incurred under a charging scheme) incurred in relation to the vehicle by the Hirer or Lessor from the commencement of the rental until the vehicle is returned to the Lessor, except where caused through the fault of the Lessor. (g)Any Value Added Tax, local or other taxes payable in respect of any of the above.   6. The Hirer shall compensate the Lessor in full on demand for any loss it suffers as a result of any damage, fire or theft to or of the vehicle including loss of revenue to the lessor for the period during which the vehicle shall remain unavailable for rental by reason of such matters and any claims made by any persons in respect of the vehicle whilst it is in the Hirer’s custody.  This clause applies whether you have insurance or not.  This clause shall not apply to any loss caused by or the responsibility of the Lessor.   7. The Hirer and any driver shall: (a)ensure compliance with the terms, conditions and limitations of the insurance policy, which shall be deemed to be included in this agreement as if the same were fully set out herein. (b)inform the Lessor of any loss of or damage to or fault developing ion the vehicle as soon as the Hirer or driver becomes aware of the loss, damage or fault. (c) at the request and cost of the Lessor permit to be done in his own name all acts and things as may be reasonably required by the Lessor for the purposes of repairing the vehicle or enforcing any rights or remedies or of obtaining relief from other parties in respect of any loss or damage to or in connection with the vehicle or its accessories. (d)indemnify the Lessor against such loss as is recoverable at law where that loss is incurred by reason of a breach of this Agreement by the Hirer or any driver. (e)ensure that maximum payload and individual axle plated weights are not exceeded. (f) be responsible for the loading and unloading of the vehicle. (g)obtain or maintain any necessary operator’s license.   8. The Hirer and any driver shall not: (a)without prior consent of the Lessor incur any liability for repairs to the vehicle in excess of £25. (b)be the agent or servant of the Lessor for any purpose. (c) make any claim for loss of or damage to any propoert left stored or transported in or upon the vehaicle unless due to our negligence. The Hirer may purchase insurance to cover such loss or damage by initiating the relevant space in Box 19 overleaf.   9. Even if an excess waiver fee is paid, the Hirer shall be responsible for payment of any excess amount where the loss or damage to the vehicle or its accessories arises from the negligence or wilful action of the Hirer or any driver.   10. The period of hire as specified overleaf shall not be extended without the Lessor’s express authorisation in writing and in any event the period of this Agreement shall not exceed 89 days.   11. HGV Driving Licence is required for all vehicles over 7.5 tonnes gross vehicle weight.  HGV Driving Licences MUST be accompanied by a current and valid ordinary driving licence.   12. If the Hirer does not comply with any of the material conditions of this Agreement he shall return the vehicle to the Lessor immediately and pay to the Lessor on demand such loss as is recoverable at law where that loss is caused by the Hirer’s non-compliance.  Where the Hirer fails to return the vehicle the Lessor shall be at liberty to retake possession of the vehicle and all reasonable costs and expenses incidental to recovery of the vehicle shall be paid by the Hirer to the Lessor on demand.   13. Any addition to or alteration of the terms and conditions of this Agreement should be agreed in writing by the parties.   14. Nothing in these terms and conditions shall be deemed to exclude or restrict the Lessor’s liability for death or personal injury resulting from negligence or any other liability of the Lessor which cannot be excluded as a matter of law.   THESE TERMS AND CONDITIONS ARE PART OF THE RENTAL AGREEMENT
(e) any excess parking charge which may be incurred in respect of that vehicle in pursuance of an Order under section 45 and/or 46 of the RTA 1984, and any subsequent           amendments, along with any charges or invoices relating to parking on Private Land under section 4 of the Protection of Freedom Act  2012 (f) Any penalty charge incurred under the Road Traffic Act 1991, or  the Civil Enforcement of Parking Contraventions (England) General Regulations 2007
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Contact Us t: 0191 378 2166 e: info@hilltopdurham.co.uk
 For your local van hire specialists on the A690 at Langley Moor  Durham Unit 1, Osborne Business Centre, Grove Terrace, Langley Moor, Durham, DH7 8JT
Opening Times Monday to Friday 0800 – 1700    Saturday 0800 – 1200    Sunday – Closed
facebook.com/hilltopdurham
t: 0191 378 2166 e: info@hilltopdurham.co.uk
Car and Van Solutions Ltd trading as Hilltop Durham Vehicle Hire.  Registered Office: Unit 2, Osborne Business Centre, Grove Terrace, Langley Moor, Durham, DH7 8JT.  Co.Reg No. 10758700  VAT Reg No. 268 8963 30  FCA Authorised and Regulated No. 780115. Data Protection No. ZA277870
Excess Amount: The sum specified overleaf as the excess amount.
  Driver:     The Hirer and/or other person named as such overleaf
Excess Waiver Fee:A fee calculated in accordance with the Lessor’s
or any other person specifically approved by the lessor
current tariff which limits the Hirer’s liability to pay
to drive the vehicle during the duration of this
the excess amount to the amount of the non-
agreement.
waivable excess.
  V ehicle:     The original vehicle described overleaf or any
Non Waivable Excess:The Hirer’s liability will be limited to the amount of
replacement vehicle.
the non waivable excess if Excess Waiver is purchased in accordance with the Lessor’s current
Accessories:    The spare wheel, tools and other items with which the
tariff or is part of an inclusive tariff rate offered by
vehicle is supplied and any replacements thereof.
the lessor.
  Rental Period:    The period from the date and time out stated overleaf
Personal Accident,  Fees which entitle the Hirer to the benefits of the
until the re-delivery of the vehicle into the physical
Personal Effects &  cover set out in the master policies issued to the
custody of the lessor.
Goods in Transit     Lessor. Insurance Fees:
Rental Charges:    The hire charges for the rental period calculated in accordance with the lessor’s current tariff.
Current Tariff: The Lessor’s tariff current at the commencement of hire.
Refuelling Charge: A surcharge which is added to the cost of the amount of ‘Top-Up’ fuel needed when the vehicle is returned to the
The Insurance Policy:The Lessor’s policy of insurance on the vehicle a
Lessor.  Calculated in accordance with Lessor’s current
         copy of which is available for inspection at the
tariff.
       rental location.
TERMS & CONDITIONS 1. In this Agreement the following terms shall have the meanings hereby respectively assigned them. 2.The Hirer acknowledges that: (a)the vehicle is fit for his purpose and undertakes to return it and its accessories to the place and on the date due back specified overleaf; (b)he has received the vehicle free from apparent defects or damage (except as indicated overleaf); (c) the Lessor has no liability in respect of any injury, loss or damage arising from the use of the vehicle, nor shall the Lessor be liable for any indirect loss or damage or, in the case of consumers, damage which was not forseeable by both parties; (d)the lessor shall not be liable for damages arising from defects or mechanical failures which are not attributable to any breach of the manufacturer’s warranty or any warranty implied by law to take reasonable care or exercise reasonable skill.   3) During the rental period the Hirer shall keep the vehicle and its accessories in his or any approved driver’s possession and shall not allow a third party to take possession of the vehicle or its accessories and when not in use the Hirer shall keep the vehicle and its accessories adequately protected and secured.   4) The Hirer and any driver shall ensure that the vehicle will not be used: (a)for hire or reward. (b)for racing, pacemaking, rallying, speed testing, driving tuition or similar purposes or propelling or towing any vehicle, trailer or other object. (c) In any manner which might render void the insurance policy, or other contract of insurance. (d)for any illegal purpose or in contravention of any legislation affecting the vehicle, its use or construction. (e)by any person who: (i) is not licensed to drive the vehicle. (ii) is under 21 years of age or over 75 (under 25 in respect of minibuses). (iii) is under the influence of drink or drugs. (iv) has given a fictitious name or address. (v) has not been approved by the Lessor as a driver. (vi) has been convicted of a motoring offence the details of which have not been disclosed in writing to the Lessor at the commencement of the hire. (vii) has less than two years driving experience on a full UK/EU licence. (f) outside England, Wales or Scotland without prior written consent of the Lessor.   5.The Hirer agrees to pay on demand: (a)rental charges. (b)any appropriate Excess Waiver or Personal Accident, personal Effects or Goods in Transit insurance fees, and any Refuelling and miscellaneous charges. (c) the excess amount in respect of each incident resulting in damage or loss of the vehicle, its accessories or any property left stored or transported in or upon the vehicle, save to the extent that such loss or damage arises from the actions of the Lessor. (d) all fines, charges, penalties costs and expenses (including all charges and penalty charges incurred under a charging scheme) incurred in relation to the vehicle by the Hirer or Lessor from the commencement of the rental until the vehicle is returned to the Lessor, except where caused through the fault of the  Lessor. (e) any excess parking charge which may be incurred in respect of that vehicle in pursuance of an Order under section 45 and/or 46 of the RTA 1984, and any subsequent amendments, along with any charges or invoices relating to parking on Private Land under section 4 of the Protection of Freedom Act  2012 (f) Any penalty charge incurred under the Road Traffic Act 1991, or  the Civil Enforcement of Parking Contraventions (England) General Regulations 2007 (g)Any Value Added Tax, local or other taxes payable in respect of any of the above.   6. The Hirer shall compensate the Lessor in full on demand for any loss it suffers as a result of any damage, fire or theft to or of the vehicle including loss ofrevenue to the lessor for the period during which the vehicle shall remain unavailable for rental by reason of such matters and any claims made by anypersons in respect of the vehicle whilst it is in the Hirer’s custody. This clause applies whether you have insurance or not. This clause shall not apply to any losscaused by or the responsibility of the Lessor. 7. The Hirer and any driver shall: (a)ensure compliance with the terms, conditions and limitations of the insurance policy, which shall be deemed to be included in this agreement as if the same were fully set out herein. (b)inform the Lessor of any loss of or damage to or fault developing ion the vehicle as soon as the Hirer or driver becomes aware of the loss, damage or fault. (c) at the request and cost of the Lessor permit to be done in his own name all acts and things as may be reasonably required by the Lessor for the purposes of repairing the vehicle or enforcing any rights or remedies or of obtaining relief from other parties in respect of any loss or damage to or in connection with the vehicle or its accessories. (d)indemnify the Lessor against such loss as is recoverable at law where that loss is incurred by reason of a breach of this Agreement by the Hirer or any driver. (e)ensure that maximum payload and individual axle plated weights are not exceeded. (f) be responsible for the loading and unloading of the vehicle. (g)obtain or maintain any necessary operator’s license. 8. The Hirer and any driver shall not: (a)without prior consent of the Lessor incur any liability for repairs to the vehicle in excess of £25. (b)be the agent or servant of the Lessor for any purpose. (c) make any claim for loss of or damage to any propoert left stored or transported in or upon the vehaicle unless due to our negligence. The Hirer may purchase insurance to cover such loss or damage by initiating the relevant space in Box 19 overleaf. 9. Even if an excess waiver fee is paid, the Hirer shall be responsible for payment of any excess amount where the loss or damage to the vehicle or itsaccessories arises from the negligence or wilful action of the Hirer or any driver. 10. The period of hire as specified overleaf shall not be extended without the Lessor’s express authorisation in writing and in any event the period of this Agreement shall not exceed 89 days. 11. HGV Driving Licence is required for all vehicles over 7.5 tonnes gross vehicle weight. HGV Driving Licences MUST be accompanied by a current and valid ordinary driving licence. 12. If the Hirer does not comply with any of the material conditions of this Agreement he shall return the vehicle to the Lessor immediately and pay to the Lessor on demand such loss as is recoverable at law where that loss is caused by the Hirer’s non-compliance. Where the Hirer fails to return the vehicle the Lessor shall be at liberty to retake possession of the vehicle and all reasonable costs and expenses incidental to recovery of the vehicle shall be paid by the Hirer to the Lessor on demand. 13. Any addition to or alteration of the terms and conditions of this Agreement should be agreed in writing by the parties. 14. Nothing in these terms and conditions shall be deemed to exclude or restrict the Lessor’s liability for death or personal injury resulting from negligence or any other liability of the Lessor which cannot be excluded as a matter of law. THESE TERMS AND CONDITIONS ARE PART OF THE RENTAL AGREEMENT