In these conditions of hire
(a) The ‘Owner” is Oliver Hire Pty Ltd.
(b) The “Hire”is the person of company identified on the front hereof.
(c) “Equipment” unless a contrary intention appears, includes all goods, party hire, articles machinery or motor vehicles supplied by the Owner to the Hirer for a fee pursuant to this contract.
(d) “Off Hire Nb” is the number given to the Hirer when the Hirer notices the owner in writing or by phone that the Equipment is available for return and the location at which it shall be available
(e) The “Period of Hire” shall
a. The commencement date and time as shown overleaf or
b. The time the Equipment is delivered to the Hire whichever is the later and Cease:
(ii) A. when the Equipment is returned to the Owner (either on the data and at the time specified overleaf or 24 hours from the date commencement of the period of hire) or
B. at the time a “pick up “number is given or
C. on the owner repossessing the Equipment pursuant to condition 8 of these conditions of hire.
2. Use of Equipment
(a) (i) The hirer shall at all times use the Equipment in a skillful and proper manner and shall at his own expense service, clean and maintain the Equipment in good and
(ii) The whole or any part of the cost incurred by the Owner arising out of any failure by the Hirer to properly clean the Equipment will be added to the invoice total
(iii) The Hirer shall not permit the Equipment to be used outside New South Wales
(b) Before using the Equipment the Hirer shall examine the Equipment and satisfy himself as to the quality of fitness for the purpose of the Equipment it in any way the Equipment is defective or unsuitable for the purpose of the Hire.
(I) It shall be returned immediately to the owner with written notice of the defect or unsuitability or
(II) The hirer shall notify the Owner who shall exchange the equipment
(c) The Hirer acknowledges that he is not replying upon ay representations made by or on behalf of the owner in respect of the equipment or its performance.
The hire shall be responsible for freight and other charges whether incurred by the Owner or the Hirer in respect of the delivery and return of the equipment PROVIDED THAT the owner shall be responsible for freight and other charges in respect of the equipment where it is returned due to a breakdown or failure and not by the Hirers negligence or misuse.
4. Damage to Equipment
(a) During the period of the hirer the Hirer shall be responsible for any loss or damage to the Equipment whether such loss is caused by the negligence of the Hirer or any person under his control or the Nominated Driver or for any other reason whatsoever. Where a “pick up “number has been given the Hirer is responsibility shall continue until the Equipment is picked up by the Owner.
(B) Where the Hirer is responsible for damage to the equipment the whole of any part of the cost of replacement or repair to the Equipment will be added to the invoice total.
(c) Where Equipment is not returned to the owner by the hirer, or a pickup number is not sought from the owner within 2 days of the expiration for the period of hire the owner may forfeit the deposit and shall take liberty to immediately notify the police of the circumstances and may take any civil or criminal action as it deems necessary for the recovery of possession of the Equipment or the value of the Equipment a the commencement of the period of hire. The owner shall not be responsible to the hirer for any loss or damage injury fines or costs incurred sustained by the hirer in respect of any costs losses or damages arising from such actions.
(d) The hirer indemnities the owner in respect of all action claims, suits demands or expenses of the hirer or any other person in relation to or arising out of the use or possession of the equipment by the hirer or any person under the control of the Nominated Driver during the period of hire.
5. Hiring Charges
Hiring charges at the rate specified overleaf shall commence from the commencement of the period of hire and shall continue until the period of hire ceases.
6. Breakdown and Damage to Property of the injury to Third parties.
(a) In respect of all equipment the Hirer shall during the period of hirer of the equipment hired be responsible for any loss or damage to property of the personal injury to, third parties resulting from or which is incidental to the use of possession of the equipment or for any other reason whatsoever, including the use of the equipment on any public road or highway of any driver or operator of the equipment drives or operates that equipment without a license required by any statue or regulation or fails to use any prescribed safety apparatus installed in the equipment and the hirer shall indemnity and keep indemnified the owner in respect of all such actions claims demands or expenses of the Owner or any other person in relation to or arising out of the use of the Equipment under this contract.
(b) (i) The event of a breakdown or failure of equipment or defect in the Equipment becoming apparent during the period of hire, the hirer shall return it immediately or notify the owner
(ii) The hirer shall not repair or attempt to repair or cause any repair to be made to the equipment prior to consent of owner.
(iii) If the breakdown or failure is caused by reasonable wear and tear or a effect in the equipment at the commencement of hire and was not caused or contributed to by misuse or negligence of the hirer or any person under his control or nominated driver, the period of hire shall cease on return or notification to the owner.
(iv) In no event shall the owner be responsible for any expenditure damages sum for a delay inconvenience or loss incurred by the hirer arising b out of any breakdown or failure and or deflect in the Equipment whether caused by fair wear and tear lack of repair negligence or any other reason whatsoever
(d) No conditions or warranties shall be implied in these conditions of Hire except that any condition or warranty may be included or be implied by statute and may not be excluded by agreement. Any condition or provision inconsistent with such implied condition or warranty shall be of no force and effect to the extent of that inconsistency
7. Termination by the Owner
(a) The Owner may notwithstanding the specified Period of Hire or any waiver of some previous default by the Hirer terminate this Agreement and repossess the Equipment.
(i) If the Hirer shall fail to pay any hiring charges within thirty days of the due date: or
(ii) If the Hirer does or permits any act or thing to be done to the Equipment by way of which the Owner’s right in the Equipment may be prejudiced; or
(iii) If the Hirer should become or is made insolvent or bankrupt or makes any arrangement or composition with his creditor or should any order be made or resolution passed for its winding up
(iv) If the Hirer commits any breach of these Conditions of Hire.
(b) For the purpose of repossessing the Equipment the Owner may enter into or upon any premises where the Equipment may be to recover the Equipment from the Hirer, without prejudice to the rights of the Owner and recover from the Hirer in respect of any claims or expenses arising out of any action taken out under this clause.
(c) On the Owner repossessing the Equipment the determination of the Period of Hire shall be without prejudice to any claim or demand the Owner may have against the Hirer in respect of any other matter or thing arising out of the Hire of the Equipment AND the hirer shall pay to the Owner hiring charges at the rate appearing on the invoice for the period of Hire up to the time of repossession.
The Hirer shall not sell, transfer, assign, part with possession, mortgage, charge or encumber any right or obligation under those Conditions Of Hire without prior written consent of the Owner.
9. Damage Waiver
(a) Unless the Damage Waiver box is marked “Not Required” (N/R) and initialed by the Hirer then damage waiver charge shall apply
(b) In the event of damage to the plant $100.00 per item or 10% of the cost of repairs to the Plant (whichever is the greater). This waiver shall not apply to damage to Equipment in the following circumstances and the Hirer shall be responsible for and indemnify the Owner without limit against any loss or damage where:-
(i) damage resulting from overloading, exceeding the rated capacity, misuse, abuse or improper servicing of Equipment;
(ii) damage caused by misappropriation or wrongful conversion by the Hirer or its employees, servants, independent contractors or agents or by any other person to whom the Equipment is entrusted by the Hirer;
(iii) damage caused by the use or operation of Equipment in contravention of any of these Conditions of the Hire;
(iv) damage caused by the use or operation of Equipment in violation of any statute (Commonwealth or State) of any regulation or bylaw thereunder;
(v) damage to tools or accessories;
(vi) damage to tyres or tubes;
(vii) damage to batteries;
(viii) damage to Equipment occurring for any reason whilst located, used, unloaded, transported on, over or4 adjoining water including, without limit the generality hereof whilst located, used loaded or transported over or on wharfs, bridges, barges and vessels of all kids;
(ix) the Equipment is lost or stolen;
(x) the damage3 or loss is caused by the negligence of the Hirer and or any person under his control or the Nominated Driver including in the case of a motor vehicle any damage caused by the vehicle being driven without adequate water, engine oil, brake fluid or tyre air pressure;
(xi) The Equipment is used for a purpose for which it was not designed.
10. Payment of Charges
(a) The Hirer shall pay the Owner on the determination of the Hiring Period the following:
(i) in the case of all other Equipment the Hiring Charge
(ii) The amount of any loss or damage to the Equipment, subject to these Conditions of Hire;
(iii) the amount of tolls levies charges or like charges paid or payable by the Owner to any government body in respect of use of the Equipment;
(iv) the retail price of petrol, diesel and any other fuel required at the completion of the Hire to refill the fuel tanks;
(v) the cost of freight and other charges incurred by the Owner or the Hirer in respect of delivery or return of the Equipment;
- 48 hours 100% non refundable
- 7 days 50% non refundable
- 14 days 25% non refundable
Delivery fee not included – If truck is loaded delivery fee included.