1. DEFINITIONS AND LAW
The Contract is the document or documents that set out these Conditions and all other details about your agreement with us. “We” and “Us” mean Skatermate Ltd. “You” means the person, to whom we supply Equipment on hire. “Equipment” means the hired items referred to in the Contract. These Conditions do not affect the statutory rights of a person dealing as a consumer as defined by the Unfair Contract Terms Act 1977 or any statutory modification of that Act. The Contract will be governed by and interpreted in accordance with English Law.
2. BASIS OF CHARGING
You will pay the hire charges stated in the Contract. Hire charges will begin at the time stated in the Contract and will continue during the period of hire until you have restored the Equipment to us in a clean and serviceable condition and we have given you a receipt for it. You will pay to us any charges we reasonably incur in the recovery from you of money or Equipment.
3. RESPONSIBILITY OF HIRER (YOUR RESPONSIBILITY)
Your responsibility for the Equipment begins when you receive the Equipment. Your responsibilities include safekeeping of the Equipment, and protection against the elements, theft, vandalism or improper use. You are responsible for the return of the Equipment or making clear arrangements with us for the collection of the Equipment at the end of hire. Your responsibility ends only when the Equipment has been returned or collected and you have our unqualified receipt for all of the Equipment. You must not sell or otherwise part with control of the Equipment. You will indemnify us against any and every expense, liability, financial loss, claim or proceedings whatsoever arising out of the delivery, use, non-use, repossession, collection or return of the Equipment or any part of it.
4. INSURANCE AND YOUR RESPONSIBILITY FOR LOST, STOLEN OR DAMAGED EQUIPMENT
You will pay to us the replacement cost of any Equipment which is lost or stolen or damaged beyond economic repair. You are advised to insure the Equipment on this basis. You will hold in trust for us and pay to us on demand all money you receive from an insurance company or from any other source in settlement of any claim relating to the loss, theft or damage of any of the Equipment. You must not compromise any claim without our express consent. This condition will not apply if you have taken out the insurance option on the skates. Alternatively you may take out the fully covered option whereby you are fully covered against any loss or damage regardless of how caused with nil excess.
5. NON-RETURNED, LOST, STOLEN, DAMAGED OR UNCLEAN EQUIPMENT
You have full responsibility for the care and safekeeping and return in good order of the Equipment. You will pay to us all costs we incur in rectifying any Equipment returned damaged or unclean other than reasonable wear and tear. Where Equipment is lost or stolen or damaged beyond economic repair, you will pay for all financial loss to us until you have paid to us the replacement cost. This is without prejudice to our other rights.
6. TERMINATION OF HIRE
The contact will continue until cancelled by either us or you. There is a minimum contract period of 3 months after which the contract may be cancelled by giving 1 months notice. We will be entitled at any time to terminate this Contract with immediate effect and to repossess any or all of the Equipment. Such termination will not affect our right to recover from you any money due to us under this Contract or damages for breach of contract. If you wish to terminate the hire, we require 1 months written notice which must be acknowledge by us in writing.
7. RIGHTS RESERVED
Any failure by us to enforce any or all of these Conditions shall not amount to, or be interpreted as, a waiver of any of our rights.
Payment must be made monthly by standing order to Skatermate Ltd monthly in advance. The skates will be sent within 7 days of the first payment being made provided that we have confirmed the skates are ready prior to the standing order being set up.
9. HIRE AGREEMENT
We agree to provide skates in return for monthly hire as detailed above. The hire includes the replacement of laces, wheels, bearings, toe stops up to once in any 12 month period. We do not cover the replacement of any parts within the first 12 months of any hire.