These terms and conditions form an integral part of your hire contract with TechniGear.
Definitions The “Hirer” is the person whose name and address appears on the top of the hire contract of which these terms and conditions form a part. The hirer must be at least 18 years old. The hirer accepts full legal liability for all the equipment. Listed on the hire contract(s) irrespective of whether the equipment is for the hirer’s personal use, or that of another member of his/her party, booking under the same contract booking number.
“Equipment” includes all equipment hired by the hirer from TechniGear. The hire period is the date from which the equipment is collected received by the the hirer from the TechniGear or its agents, until the date that the hirer is due to return the equipment. Both these dates are clearly stated on the hire contract.
Conditions of Hire
Consequential Damage Etc
TechniGear reserves the right to charge the hirer the full replacement cost of such equipment in the event that it becomes damaged, lost or stolen during the period of hire, or until it has been returned to TechniGear. In the first instance if possible we will only charge for replacement parts and labour to repair the damage otherwise a replacement.
Delivery of Equipment
The hirer will sign a receipt for the equipment on collection. By signing the hirer acknowledges that they have inspected the equipment and confirms it is the equipment ordered and it is in satisfactory order and condition.
Where TechniGear delivers the equipment to the hirer, the agreed delivery and collection date are printed on the contract unless they are the same as the hire dates.
It is not possible for the hirer to request an exact time of delivery / collection, instead a two-hour time slot will be sent to the hirer by text or phone call prior to the agreed delivery / collection day.
If the hirer is not at the their location between these times the company reserves the right to charge a second delivery / collection cost.
TechniGear will allow the hirer to change the details once free of charge after you have completed your booking, subject to the equipment still being available. TechniGear will not accept and changes 7 days prior to your hire “start” date. All amendments must be in writing and sent by email to TechniGear. Subsequent amendments will be charged at £10 per amendment.
If the booking was taken by telephone or the internet then the hirer may cancel the contract up to 10 days after the contract was made and will receive a full refund of monies paid, provided that the cancellation is in writing and sent by email to TechniGear.
The following charges will apply:
Cancellations made within seven days from commencement of the hire period subject to a fee 20% of the value of the hire contract, (subject to a minimum charge £10).
It is possible that equipment which you have pre-booked may have been lost or damaged, by the previous hirer. In this event, TechniGear will use every endeavour to provide the hirer with equipment of at least the same quality and value as that ordered by the hirer. Should the hirer not wish to take the alternative equipment offered, he/she will be entitled to a full refund in respect of the missing equipment. However, TechniGear accepts no further liability.
Returning Equipment Late
If the equipment is returned late after the “off-Hire” date printed on the contract, TechniGear reserves the right to charge the hirer at the daily rate of hire for each day the equipment is late up to the replacement cost of the equipment, together with any legal fees or associated recovery costs.
Deposits TechniGear also reserves the right to demand a deposit from the hirer at any time up to and including the hirer collecting the equipment from TechniGear. The amount of such deposit is to be at the absolute discretion of TechniGear. TechniGear reserves the right to refuse to hire equipment to any client with whom it does not wish to enter into a contractual agreement relationship. TechniGear reserves the right to cancel at any time and without notice, whereupon it will refund to the hirer any monies paid. Following such a refund, no further liability will exist between the hirer and TechniGear.
Bike Carrier Fitting
It is the hirer’s responsibility to ensure that these items are correctly fitted to the appropriate vehicle and remain properly fitted during the period of hire. Where members of TechniGear’s staff assist the hirer with fitting such equipment to a vehicle, this will be entirely at the hirer’s risk and TechniGear accepts no liability for any damage caused either to the vehicle or third parties as a result of fitting such equipment.
In the event the bike carrier becomes detached from the vehicle , the hirer accepts full responsibility of damage caused by the bike carrier to the vehicle, equipment, any other vehicles, property and persons.
The maximum total weight of each specific bike carrier must not exceed the safe working load (SWL) as indicated on the hire contract. It is the hirer’s responsibility that you do not exceed this capacity as the danger of exceeding this weight is that the bike carrier can become detached from the vehicle.
Save as provided these conditions and to the extent that the exclusion or restriction of liability may be prohibited by statute, TechniGear will not be liable for any loss, damage or injury caused, directly or indirectly by the equipment or its use. Your statutory rights are not affected.