RENTAL VEHICLE AGREEMENT TERMS AND CONDITIONS
This is an Agreement between the prospective hirer identified on Page 1 (you) and the Company identified on Page 1 (the Company) to rent the motor vehicle described on Page 1 including all accessories, tools, tyres and equipment and any replacement vehicle (the vehicle).
1. VEHICLE CONDITION AND RETURN
The vehicle is delivered to you clean and in good operating condition and must be returned in the same condition
(except for ordinary wear and tear NOT INCLUDING WINDSCREEN OR TYRE DAMAGE) together with all tools, tyres, and equipment to the location specified on Page 1 and on the date there specified (or sooner, if demanded by the Company).
The Company must take possession of the vehicle without prior demand and at your expense, if it is illegally parked, used in violation of the law or of this agreement or if it is apparently abandoned. If the seal of the odometer is broken the persons responsible will be reported to the appropriate authority and you are responsible for extra charges based on 500 kilometres per day at 50c per kilometre. Note: The Company must be notified and agree to any extension of the period of hire beyond that stated on Page 1 of this agreement in advance of the return date and time or the vehicle will be immediately reported as stolen.
2. UNAUTHORISED AND PROHIBITED USE Persons who must not drive the vehicle
(a) A person who is not identified on Page 1 or has not been identified in writing to the Company or approved by the Company in writing.
(b) A person who is not licensed for that class of vehicle.
(c) A person whose blood alcohol concentration exceeds the lawful percentage.
(d) A person who has given or for whom you have given a false name, age, address or drivers license details.
(e) A person whose driver’s license is not current or valid in Australia.
Circumstances in which and/or for which the vehicle must not be used
(g) Outside the area of use limitations shown on Page 1.
(h) On unsealed roads or off road conditions unless authorised by us in writing or on the face of this agreement.
(i) To carry persons for hire or to carry any inflammable, explosive or corrosive materials.
(j) To propel or tow any vehicle, trailer, boat or other object unless the Company has authorised such use in writing.
(k) To carry any greater load and/or more persons than is lawful, or use in a manner or for a purpose other than for which it was designed and constructed.
(l) For racing, pacemaking, reliability trials, speed trials, hill climbing or being tested in preparation for those purposes.
(m) In a dangerous manner.
(n) In contravention of any legislation or regulation controlling vehicular traffic or for any illegal purpose.
3. FINANCIAL OBLIGATIONS
Special Note: Joint hirers and all drivers are jointly and severally responsible under this agreement.
YOU ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR AND BY ENTERING INTO THE AGREEMENT ON PAGE 1 YOU AUTHORISE THE COMPANY TO DEBIT YOUR CREDIT CARD/DEPOSIT (and you will pay on demand any balance) WITH THE FOLLOWING CHARGES:
(a) All rental charges specified on Page 1.
(b) All charges claimed from the Company in respect of parking or any other traffic violations incurred during the period of hire or until such later time as the vehicle is returned to the Company.
(c) All loss or damage to the vehicle (including loss of use), Third Party Damages, legal expenses, debt recovery commissions, assessment fees, towing and recovery, storage and service charges where:
(i) any condition of this agreement, and in particular condition 2, or any special condition on Page 1 has been breached;
(ii) you have left the vehicle unlocked or left the keys in the vehicle.
(iii) you have not kept the key secure and under your control.
(iv) the underbody of the vehicle is damaged regardless of cause where no other vehicle is involved.
(v) the vehicle is totally or partially immersed in water regardless of cause;
(vi) the interior of the vehicle is damaged regardless of cause when no other vehicle is involved;
(vii) the tyres of the vehicle are damaged other than by normal wear;
(viii) the vehicle is damaged by driving it under or into an object lower than the height of the vehicle;
(ix) you have failed to maintain all fluid and fuel levels or failed to immediately rectify or report to us any defect of which you became aware;
(x) the vehicle is damaged by loading or unloading, other than normal wear;
(xi) your failure to secure properly any load or equipment which leads to loss caused by any part of said load or equipment.
Special note: If you have paid by use of a credit card or directed the Company to bill charges to some other person, corporation, firm or organisation who or which fails to make payment when due, you will immediately pay the full amount due to the Company on demand.
4. DAMAGE COVER
If you act between the terms and conditions of this agreement the Company will grant damage cover (including legal costs incurred with our consent) your benefit in respect of damages to the vehicle or third party damage other than any property owned by you (or any friend, relative, associate or passenger) or in your physical or legal control. This cover is subject to:
(a) Your payment of the damage/loss liability charge stated on Page 1.
(b) Your not having acted or having caused any other person to have acted in any other manner which is in contravention of this agreement including the special conditions of Page 1.
(c) Your not being covered under any policy of insurance.
(d) Your providing such information and assistance as may be requested and, if necessary, authorising the company insurer to bring, defend or settle legal proceedings, but the Company shall have sole conduct of the proceedings.
5. GENERAL PROVISIONS
(a) You will immediately report any incident of loss or damage to the vehicle or loss involving the vehicle while rented under this agreement to the Company location where the vehicle was hired and will deliver to the Company immediately, every summons, complaint or paper in relation to such loss. Compliance with this sub-paragraph does not excuse the hirer from reporting all incidents to police or other proper authorities.
(b) You must complete in full and sign the Accident report (in the glovebox of your vehicle) and record the time, date and location of the accident, the other parties full name, addresses, vehicle registrations, car types as well as any property damage in circumstances where the accident did not involve another motor vehicle. You must also record the name of their insurance company and never admit liability (otherwise you will be in breach of this agreement).
(c) You irrevocably release and hold harmless the Company (and its agents and employees) from all claims for loss or damages to their personal property, or that of any other person left in the vehicle, which is received, handled or stored by the Company at any time before after or during this rental period, whether due to the Company’s negligence or otherwise.
(d) Except as provided by law no driver or passengers shall be or deemed to be the agent, server or employee for any manner for any purpose whatsoever.
(e) THE COMPANY GIVES NO EXPRESS OR IMPLIED WARRANTY AS TO ANY MATTER WHATSOEVER INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION THE CONDITION OF THE VEHICLE AND EQUIPMENT, ITS MERCHANTIBILITY OR FITNESS FOR ANY PARTICULAR PURPOSE.
(f) No right of the Company under this agreement may be waived except in writing by an officer of the Company.
(g) Words used in this agreement to denote any gender shall include all genders, singular words include the plural, and noted on top.