TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF HIRE
RSF works solely on the basis of the terms and conditions of hire. These terms and conditions are considered to be accepted by virtue of the placing of an order or of acceptance of the container(s) ordered.
Any variation of the terms shall be made in writing and signed by an authorised signatory of the hirer and by RSF. The hire period commences on the day when the container(s) has been delivered and will continue until otherwise notified by the hirer. RSF cannot be held responsible for any damage caused whilst the container(s) is being placed in or out of position.
The container(s) must not be moved on site without reference to RSF.
RSF may without prejudice to any rights he may have in respect of any prior breach of this agreement forthwith terminate this agreement in writing and repossess the container(s) with 7 days’ notice in any of the following events, at the expense of the hirer:-
a. If the default is made by the hirer in paying any instalment of hire for twenty-eight days after it has become overdue.
b. If the hirer commits any breach of any other obligation on his part contained in this agreement.
c. If a receiving order in bankruptcy is made against the hirer or if he calls a meeting of his creditors, compounds with his creditors being a corporation, enters into compulsory or voluntary liquidation against the hirer.
The hirer acknowledges that the container(s) has been inspected on their behalf (whether or not an actual inspection has taken place) and that it is in good condition and repair as at the date hereof and any such specific claims in respect thereof shall not be considered by the hirer unless details of any defects are specified formally in writing to the hirer upon delivery or at least 48 hours thereof if it is not reasonable to do so at an earlier date.
RSF invoices in respect of hire charges and all appropriate charges resulting from this agreement have to be paid within thirty days of date of invoice, and without any deductions. The hirer will be charged for four weeks hire at a time. Full weeks will always be charged.
The hirer shall not sub-let, loan or mortgage, charge, pledge or otherwise deal with the container(s) and shall not part with possession thereof except in the ordinary course of using them for the purpose for which they are hired to the hirer. The hirer shall protect the container(s) against distress execution, seizure or other legal process and hereby indemnifies RSF against all loses, costs, claims charges and expenses that may be incurred by RSF in the recovery of the container(s).
The hirer shall not use the container(s) for storage of any unprotected corrosive substance, high density, poorly secured materials or bulk commodities which may corrode oxidise, severely dent, contaminate, puncture, stain or damage the container(s) or make any other use of the container(s) subjecting them to damage or otherwise.
The container(s) must be empty and clean at the end of the hire period otherwise a cleaning fee will be added to the last payment.
The hirer shall be liable to RSF and shall indemnify RSF in full respect of all damages to or loss of container(s) whatsoever and howsoever arising and whether or not occasioned by the negligence of the hirer, his servants or agents and in addition against all liability which may be incurred by RSF through any breach of this agreement or agents and in addition against all liability which may be incurred by RSF through any breach of this agreement or use or misuse of the container(s) or any other act or omission of the hirer his servants or agents. The hirer shall be liable to RSF for the cost of all repairs. The hirer hereby undertakes to indemnify and reimburse all such costs upon the first written demand by RSF.
In the event of loss, theft or destruction of any container or the damage thereto which RSF in its sole discretion shall determine is not repairable, the hirer shall be liable to RSF for the full and current “AS NEW” replacement value of like container(s). The Per diem hire shall continue unabated until the full replacement value is received by RSF. Payments by the hirer will not be applied to offset the cost of replacing the container(s).
RSF cannot be held responsible for any damage or loss to any contents stored in the container(s) whilst on hire.
All container(s) are supplied with a padlock and two keys. An extra charge will be made for additional keys. A spare key will be held by RSF.
The hirer shall at all times and at its own expense insure and keep insured the container(s) which are subject to this agreement for an amount equal to the replacement value of each container including all taxes and other payments which may be incidental to any replacement against all usual risks such as all risks of physical loss and/or damage including labour, theft, total destruction and the hirer shall enter into a contract of insurance with respect to his duties as an operator employing the hired containers and shall on demand produce such policies to RSF with a current premium receipt.
The hirer is responsible for all electrical and plumbing connections on site.
Haulage costs are negotiable with RSF and hirer. RSF cannot guarantee a collection cost will be the same as a delivery cost at time of order. Collection costs will be adjusted at time of off-hire and are based on fuel costs at the time.
Whilst RSF will endeavor to meet dates for delivery or collection of container(s), no dates or periods can be guaranteed and RSF shall not be liable for any damage or loss howsoever arising or resulting from delays howsoever caused. Deliveries and collections are made Monday to Fridays, between our operational hours of 7.30AM and 4.30PM. RSF cannot provide specific times for delivery/collection and sites must be available during these hours. Were specific times or out of hours delivery/collection are requested, additional charges will apply if RSF can accommodate.
RSF is not obliged to take the container(s) off-hire before expiration of the agreed hire period. RSF requires at least four full working days’ notice in writing prior to the container(s) being off-hired.
In the event of a booked delivery/collection being cancelled, RSF will charge 100% of the haulage costs if cancelled within 24hours or 50% of the haulage costs if cancelled within 48 hours (not including weekends and bank holidays).
The hirer is responsible for ensuring unobstructed access (including overhead cables) and egress for unloading and loading of the container(s).
The hirer is deemed to have knowledge of the site or the property or land where the container(s) is to be delivered/collected from and the hirer warrants that the condition of the site or place of delivery/collection of the container(s) is suitable for the use of container(s).
RSF reserves the right to cancel any delivery/collection where it is deemed that access or ground conditions are not suitable to complete such delivery/collection safely and without damage to our equipment; in which case, aborted delivery/collection and associated costs will be charged to, and payable by the hirer.
RSF will not accept any liability for any damages caused on site (including but not limited to overground and underground services, cables, pavements, pipes, tunnels and roadways).
Any delays caused on site during delivery/collection of any unit(s) or services (caused by inclement weather, or any other occurrence outside the direct control of RSF) will be charged at the driver’s hourly rate.
Chemical toilets are delivered/serviced/collected on specific days, depending on site location. Should a different day be requested for delivery/collection, additional charges will apply. Deliveries, servicing and collections are made Monday to Fridays, between our operational hours of 7.30AM and 4.30PM. RSF cannot provide specific times for delivery/servicing/collection and sites must be available during these hours. Were specific times or out of hours delivery/servicing/collection are requested, additional charges will apply if RSF can accommodate.
Self-contained units (with generator) are delivered with a full tank of fuel where applicable and should be returned with full tanks or additional charges will be applied on the final invoice for refilling the tank.
Generator use is limited to 40 hours per working week. A reading of the generator’s hours will be taken on delivery and again on collection; should the generator have been over-used over the hire period, additional charges will be applied on the final invoices.
The generators are only to be used to power the units they are contained in. In no circumstances should a generator be used to power any other units. The hirer shall be responsible for all costs and expenses involved arising from any breakdown, unsatisfactory working of, misuse or damage to any part of such a generator.