Contract mini bus hire bridgend

Minibus hire terms and conditions

1. Application
These conditions apply whether a contract has been made verbally or in writing.

2. Quotations
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 the Vehicle
Unless previously agreed by Easyway, the vehicle is not available for the use of the Hirer other than for journeys and times stated.

4. Driver's hours and rest periods
The hours agreed with Easyway 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 driver's hours and rest periods may be complied with. Easyway 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.

6. Confirmation
Normally, written confirmation by Easyway is the only basis for the acceptance of hiring or subsequent alteration in its terms.

7. Payment
Any requested deposit must be paid by the time stated, and payment in full must be made before the start of the hire unless Easyway has agreed in writing to allow credit. Easyway reserves the right to add interest at a rate of 2% compound interest per calendar month, after the date by which payment should have been paid.

8. Cancellation by Hirer
In the event of cancellation by the Hirer, Easyway reserve the right to retain any deposit. The Hirer shall be liable to Easyway for any losses incurred by Easyway as a result of the cancellation but not exceeding the full amount of the full cost of the hiring.

9. Cancellation by Easyway
In the event of any emergency or force majeure or of any action by the Hirer to vary the agreed conditions unilaterally, Easyway may, by returning all monies paid and without further or other liability, cancel the contract.

10. Route and time variation
Should a vehicle be detained by the Hirer, or taken on a longer journey than contracted journey for, Easyway reserves the right to make an additional charge commensurate with the costs incurred. During the hiring, the driver must be the judge of any request for a change of route or time. In any event, when the vehicle(s) depart at the agreed time Easyway will not be liable for any loss or injury sustained by a passenger failing to join the vehicle at the appointed time.

11. Change of vehicle
Easyway reserves the right to provide a larger vehicle than the specified but at no additional charge unless any extra seats are used. Easyway reserves the right to substitute other vehicles of similar quality including those of other operators, for all or part of the hiring.

12. Breakdowns and delays
Easyway gives its advice on journey times in good faith but does not guarantee the completion of any journey at a specific time and will not be liable for loss or inconvenience caused by breakdown or other delay.

13. Passengers' property
Unless previously agreed with Easyway, the driver has discretion as to carriage of passengers' luggage and its storage. Easyway will not accept liability for any damage to or loss of any property, which belongs to the passengers and is left in a vehicle. All articles of lost property recovered from a vehicle will be held at the depot at which the vehicle is based. It is particularly drawn the to Hirer's notice that theft from parked coaches is on the increase, and no items should be left on seats or in racks when the coach is unattended.

14. Conduct of passengers
The driver is responsible for the safety of the vehicle. Any passengers whose conduct is in breach of statutory regulations may be removed on the driver's authority. The Hirer will be held responsible for the conduct of passengers and for any damage caused to the vehicle by passengers during the hiring. Easyway will not accept liability for damage or loss to any passenger entering or leaving the coach whilst in motion.

15. Refreshments
Under no circumstances may alcoholic drinks be carried or consumed on the vehicle without the permission of Easyway. It is also illegal to carry or consume alcoholic drinks on a coach proceeding to or from designated sporting events and permission cannot be given in this case. Other than on a vehicle fitted expressly for the purpose, food and drink, except for small items of confectionery (such as sweets and chocolate), may not be consumed on the vehicle without the prior agreement of Easyway or the driver.

16. Driver's working/rest period regulations
The Hirer undertakes to abide by all statutory requirements and regulations which may in any way affect the journey in question and especially the regulations in respect of Driver's Hours. Drivers are familiar with these regulations and whilst they will conform with reasonable requests of passengers (as to the reasonableness of which the driver alone shall be the judge) they will as far as circumstances permit, depart from the destination or from intermediate stopping places at times agreed beforehand (or specified by the driver) and to ensure compliance with the regulations will on no account wait for members of the party who may have failed to join the vehicle at the time appointed. Easyway declines liability for loss, inconvenience or damage arising from failure to convey any such member of the party.

17. Insurance
All Hirers and individual passengers are recommended to obtain insurance for those items, where save for the negligence, Easyway's liability is limited (such as delay or luggage).

18. Football matches
Alcohol is prohibited on coaches carrying passengers to and from designated sporting events. In addition the Police have issued guidelines for operators to adhere to when carrying supporters to and from football matches. Please consult Easyway regarding these guidelines, if applicable.