Our Terms and Conditions of Hire

1. Definitions

1.1. In these terms and conditions of hire the “Owner” means Paramount Radio Communications Limited. The registered address is 128A Business Design Centre, 52 Upper Street, London N1 0QH.
1.2. The “Hirer” means the company or person hiring the equipment as named on the Rental Agreement.
1.3. “Equipment” means the items specified on the Rental Agreement and shall include all accessories, parts. replacements, renewals and additions.
1.4. The “Hire Period” represents the timeframe the Equipment is hired by the Owner to the Hirer. Also detailed on the Rental Agreement.
1.5. The Equipment shall remain the property of the Owner (including all accessories, replacements, renewals) throughout the Hire Period.
1.6. The Hirer shall assist the Owner to re-possess the Equipment if the Hirer has lost or otherwise relinquished possession thereof during the Hire Period in breach of these conditions. Even if the equipment is treated as lost, under these conditions it shall remain the property of the Owner.

2. Pre-delivery of equipment

2.1. The charge for the Hire Period shall be payable by the Hirer in advance unless an agreed credit facility has been arranged with the Owner prior to the Equipment being dispatched. Any further hire charges or other sums payable under this agreement shall be paid forthwith by the Hirer on demand.
2.2. The Hirer can cancel the dispatch of the equipment by giving 15 working days’ written notice. Shorter notices of cancellation may result in hire charges still being applied.
2.3. The Hirer will ensure that all relevant delivery information (including site personnel contact details) is provided to the Owner so as to ensure a smooth and efficient delivery of the Equipment to the pre-agreed site address.

3. Delivery of the equipment

3.1. All Equipment will be dispatched by the Owner on a standard, next working day 09:00-17:00 delivery service unless specifically agreed otherwise with the Hirer prior to dispatch. For further information on our delivery address and contact details, please visit our contact us page. Every effort will be made by the Owner to facilitate delivery of the equipment on the due date. However, if for any reason beyond the control of the Owner this is not possible, the Owner cannot accept liability for any loss however caused.
3.2. The Owner will ensure that the Equipment leaves their premises in good working order. The Hirer’s acceptance of delivery of the equipment shall be conclusive evidence that the Hirer has examined the Equipment and found it to be complete, in good condition fit for any purpose for which it may be required and in every way satisfactory, unless any discrepancy is reported to the Owner in writing within 24 hours of receipt of the Equipment.
3.3. The Owner reserves the right to charge the Hirer additional costs if delivery on the agreed date is not made possible. As a consequence to the Hirer not conforming with clause 2.3.

4.1 During the hire period

4.1. The Hirer agrees to take all reasonable measures to ensure the safety of equipment. All risks insurance of the Equipment must be in effect from either the time of delivery by the Owner / collection by the Hirer. During the Hire Period itself and up to the point of collection by the Owner / return by the Hirer. In the event of loss, Hirer shall prosecute at its own expense a claim against the insurers with due diligence. Any proceeds for the benefit of the Owner granting the Hirer such part of the proceeds. As the Owner may in absolute discretion deem reasonable.
4.2. The Hirer agrees to keep the Equipment in their possession at all times and not remove it from the agreed site unless previously agreed with the Owner. Except for return if suspect or the termination of hire. Equipment has needs to be returned to Paramount Radio Communications Ltd at 128A Business Design Centre, 52 Upper Street, London N1 0QH.

4.2 During the hire period

4.3. The Hirer must not tamper with, attempt to repair or adjust any component part nor allow any persons other than the Owner or appointed agents to do so. The Owner is expressly excluded from any liability in respect to any defect or inadequate performance of the equipment. A defect caused by accident, misuse, neglect, tampering with or modifications to the equipment. Even by any attempt at internal adjustments or repair by any person other than the authorised representative of the Owner.
4.4. The Hirer agrees not to sell, assign, let share, pledge, mortgage, charge, encumber or part with possession. Whilst otherwise deal with the equipment or any interest therein or allow to create any lien on the equipment. In the event of a breach of this clause, the Owner shall be entitled (but not bound) to pay to any third party all such sums. As may be necessary to procure the release of the equipment from any charge, encumbrance or lien, and to recover such sum from the Hirer forthwith.
4.5. The Hirer is responsible to inform the Owner immediately of any need for repair during the hire. Repairs are free of charge on a 48 hour exchange basis to UK addresses. Which exclude any faults and damage incurred under Clause 4.3. If the equipment is outside the UK then additional carriage charges will apply. If however the Hirer requests a site visit by the Owners engineer, this will be chargeable and an official order should be placed to cover the same.

4.3 During the hire period

4.6. The Hirer may request an extension to the Hire Period at terms mutually agreed with the Owner and, subject to availability; the Owners agree to consider the request providing all clauses have been adhered to.

4.7. Due to the limitations of channels available in the United Kingdom by Ofcom, it is impossible to guarantee freedom from interference from other third party users during the Hire Period. If the Hirer receives interference from another user, they must inform The Owner immediately. Our Terms and Conditions of Hire assures that the Owner then shall do their utmost to resolve the problem.

4.8. If Hirers operate the equipment using their own licence(s) they are wholly liable for conforming to all acts. For instance, statutory instruments and regulations as to the location, use and operation of the equipment from time to time being in force. The Owner shall not be liable in any way for any costs or charges arising from the breach of any statutory. Or other regulations or from any alteration there in. If as a result of any breach the equipment is confiscated or delayed in its return to the Owners, hire charges at the rate previously agreed will continue until its returned to the Owner.
4.9. As required by the Health and Safety at Work etc. Act 1974, the Hirer is required to ensure that the following information is brought to the attention of all personnel involved in the use of the equipment. In general terms the equipment may be classified as electrical and electronic. In most cases is accompanied by instruction sheets. Each item of equipment is checked and supplied in accordance with manufacturers published specifications. Within the parameters set excluding danger or hazard as long as engineering and safety practices are observed.

5. Collection of the equipment

5.1. At the termination of the Hire Period (unless specifically agreed otherwise between the Owner and the Hirer), the Owner will arrange collection of the Equipment from the Hirer via approved carrier on a standard, next day collection service which may take place anytime from 09:00-17:00. The Hirer has to ensure the Equipment is ready and made available on the agreed date and address for collection.
5.2. The Owner reserves the right to charge the Hirer additional costs if collection on the agreed date is not made possible due to the Hirer not conforming with the clause detailed in 5.1
5.3. All boxes / crates must be securely packed and sealed prior to collection by the Hirer. If the Hirer is returning the Equipment themselves, they are responsible for its safe return directly to the Owner’s offices as detailed in clause 4.2. Any equipment that is returned damaged shall be subject to the clause detailed in 5.4.
5.4. If the equipment or any part thereof is returned by the Hirer to the Owner in a damaged or dirty condition. The Owner shall be entitled to repair, clean or replace the equipment or any part thereof at the Hirer’s expense. In such case the hire period shall be extended until completion of the repair, cleaning or until a replacement.
5.5. Any Equipment or part thereof not returned due to theft, loss, damage beyond repair or any other reasons then the Owner will invoice the Hirer at the applicable rate. In our Terms and Conditions of Hire, the Hirer will be given 7 days grace (starting from the termination date) to find and return to the Owner any lost equipment. If this is accomplished, a credit note would be raised by the Owner accordingly.

6.1 Termination of agreement / miscellaneous

6.1. In respect of Terms and Conditions of Hire, the Owner will terminate the hire immediately and without notice if the Hirer allows any breaches of Clause 4.3. Therefore if the hire is terminated by the Owner, the Hirer shall be liable to pay the remaining hire period at the agreed rate. As well as any legal costs incurred in the recovery of the equipment.
6.2. The Owner may, without prejudice to any other right or remedy, terminate the contract. Forthwith by giving the Hirer notice in writing if the Hirer has failed to pay any charges due or to comply with any other obligations on his part and to recover the Equipment. Owner reserves the right to immediately collect all Equipment without notice if the Hirer goes into administration / liquidation / receivership. As such, the Hirer should release all of the Owner’s Equipment upon demand without question.
6.3. The Owner may charge interest on credit accounts overdue by at least 30 days at 8% over bank base rate. Any expenses incurred in charges for a 3rd party collection of the debt or recovery of our goods will also be added to the outstanding account.
6.4. Any notices required to be given under the provisions of this agreement shall be deemed to be sufficiently served. If such notices are sent by prepaid recorded delivery post, addressed to the Hirer at its last known address and in case of the Owner at its registered office.

6.2 Termination of agreement / miscellaneous

6.5. The Hirer shall indemnify in full and keep indemnified the Owner against any loss, damage, cost or expense. This is directly or indirectly attribute to a negligent act of the Hirer in relation to its use of the Equipment. Or wilful misuse of the Equipment by the Hirer.
6.6. Notwithstanding any of the the above, nothing exclude or restrict liability for fraud or for death or personal injury. That is caused by negligence in the Terms and Conditions of Hire.

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