Apple Travel Ltd
Stoke Wharf, Stoke Road, Slough SL2 5AU
CONDITIONS OF HIRE
The Road Traffic Act 1960 and other statutory provisions regulate the hiring of the vehicle, its use and the conveyance and behaviour of passengers. The Hirer undertakes to comply with all laws and regulations relating to contract operations.
DRIVERS’ HOURS AND REST PERIODS
All regulations relating to drivers’ hours and rest periods must be complied with.
Children are carried in accordance with the provisions of the relevant regulations.
CONDUCT ON VEHICLE AND DAMAGE
The driver is responsible for the safety of his vehicle and passengers and must be allowed to decide what conduct and behaviour is permissible in the vehicle. Standing on seats or on the roof is not permitted and the Hirer will defray the cost of making good any damage done to the vehicle by the passengers.
ALTERATIONS TO CONTACT
The Company accepts no responsibility for the non-observance of any alterations to the hiring arrangements unless agreed to and confirmed in writing by the Company beforehand.
The shortest and most direct route in both directions will be taken unless otherwise specified and the Hirer will be liable for any extra time or mileage covered to meet a party’s requirements, in addition to those quoted for.
In the event of cancellation of a hire by the Hirer the following scale of charges will apply:
- Cancellation more than 7 days in advance – no charge.
- Between 7 days and 48 hours – 50% of the hire charge.
- Within 48 hours – full charge, no refund.
The Company does not guarantee to complete any journey in any given time and, apart from the cover conferred by the compulsory statutory insurance against third party risks as required by Section 151 of the Road Traffic Act 1960 and Section 148 of the Road Traffic Act 1972, it does not accept responsibility for any loss, damage, inconvenience, injury or death arising from any accident, breakdown or delay attributable to reasons beyond the control of the Company.
The vehicle must be used only by the Hirer and may not be sub-let without the Company’s prior written consent. The Hirer must also advise all passengers in advance of the Conditions of Carriage.
LUGGAGE, EQUIPMENT, PERSONAL BELONGINGS ETC
There is room for reasonable amounts of baggage and equipment which will be carried at the passenger’s risk and the Company will not be responsible for any loss or damage howsoever caused. It is the passenger’s responsibility to properly insure their luggage, personal effects, etc. against loss or damage.
All articles are deposited at the garage, to which all enquiries should be addressed. A handling charge will be made for each item.
No vehicle may carry any passengers in excess of the authorised seating capacity.
The Company reserves the right to substitute other operators’ vehicles for its own to carry out any journey, if necessary.
No unauthorised bill, poster or placard may be displayed on any vehicle.
In the event of a National Emergency, strike or for any reason beyond the control of the Company, the Company reserves the right to cancel any booking and to refund the monies paid without further obligation.
Complaints regarding the Company’s vehicles, drivers or officials or concerning any other matter relating to the contract should be made, in writing, within 14 days, to the address shown.
VARIATION OF CONDITIONS OF HIRE
No agent or employee of Apple Travel Ltd, nor any customer or hirer, is empowered to vary the Conditions of Hire in any way whatsoever. Any variation will only be deemed binding upon the Company if confirmed in writing by the Company and signed by the Company Secretary.