Hiring Terms & Conditions

Furniture Rental Terms & Conditions

In these conditions;

  1. The “Owner” is Mile End Office Rentals
  2. “Hirer” refers to the person, firm or corporation hiring equipment from the owner
  3. The “Equipment” means all the equipment, accessories and parts

Supplied to the Hirer

  1. Amount quoted is for one use of the Equipment only. The Hirer agrees that all charges for hire, loss, damage and repairs will be paid and that all collection fees, legal fees, Court costs or any expenses involved in the collection of these charges will be borne by the hirer.

If the Equipment is not finally returned or ready for pickup by the Owner at the expiration of the hire period the Hirer shall pay an additional charge of 100% daily rate for every additional day or part thereof that the Equipment is retained by the Hirer unless otherwise specified. If the Hirer’s order or delay results in extra time or overtime by the Owner’s employees, the cost thereof is payable by the Hirer.

Quotations are subject to inspection of the site and to erection and dismantling of equipment hired in ordinary working hours. If grounds or floors are abnormal in the opinion of the Owner, and extra charge for the clearing, levelling or picking up, and for cartage of extra goods  caused thereby will be made. The Hirer shall pay for the additional charges at the Owner’s current rate for set-up of chairs and tables; folding, stacking and bagging chairs and tables in preparation for pick-up; pick-up from an address other than original delivery address: and for racks and boxes not returned and service calls. Such extras are supplied at the Hirer’s expense. Shortages of Equipment, picked up or delivered, must be notified within twenty-four (24) hours or the Owner accepts no responsibility.

  1. Prices quoted are for delivery on street level. Extra charges shall be payable for delivery to and removal from higher or lower levels. The Hirer’s delivery instructions will be carried out where possible. The Owner accepts no responsibility for non-arrival or erection of Equipment at destination by any specified time.
  1. The Owner may terminate the hire at any time whereupon any goods delivered to the Hirer shall be returned to the Owner forthwith. The Hirer shall have no claim for such termination. If the Hirer cancels an order or fails to take delivery on or before the day of use, he shall pay the hire as liquidated damages. Upon termination of this Hire Agreement the Owner shall be entitled to take possession of the Equipment and for this purpose the Hirer irrevocably appoints the Owner and its agent and authorises the Owner to enter on any land or premises owned by or under control of the Hirer upon which the Equipment is then situated and agrees to indemnify the Owner in respect of claims, damages or expenses arising out of any action taken under this condition.
  1. The Hirer agrees to pay the Owner interest at the rate of two percent (2%) per calender month or part thereof on any amount due to the Owner but unpaid under this Agreement.
  1. The Owner is not responsible for any transport, freight or shipping charges for dispatching the Equipment to the Hirer or return of the equipment to the Owner.
  1. The Owner shall have access to, and the right to use, the Hirer’s electrical and power lines for installation and operation of the rented Equipment and goods.
  1. The Owner may substitute any portion of the Hirer’s Equipment with the nearest type of equipment.
  1. Orders not delivered by the Owner will not be picked up for return unless requested, in which case a charge for transport will be made.
  1. The Owner’s count and/or decision to the condition of Equipment prior to dispatch and on return shall be final. Equipment damaged or broken is kept for one month after return, then destroyed. Where the Owner has received the Hirer’s equipment in error, the Hirer shall claim within fourteen (14) days from the date of invoice, otherwise equipment will be disposed of without liability to the Owner.
  1. All Equipment is to be ready for collection by the Owner’s driver in a clean, dry and properly packed condition and in a readily accessible position. The Hirer will pay for the cleaning or drying and for any damage damage resulting from not properly drying, cleaning and/or packing the Equipment. The Owner’s driver will not pack or check the Equipment.
  1. The Hirer shall not remove the Equipment or any part thereof from the situation and position of its installation without written consent of the Owner.
  1. Should the Hirer alter the position required for installation of the Equipment prior to, during or after installation, the Hirer is liable for extra costs of the Owner’s employees and cartage. The extra costs are payable on completion of installation
  1. The Hirer grants the Owner access at all times to inspect, repair or examine the Equipment and in the case of default to remove the Equipment.
  1. The Hirer shall
  1. a) determine the condition and suitability of the Equipment hired for the purpose required and the Owner makes no warranty concerning the Equipment.
  2. b) not be entitled to a lien over the Equipment, nor without the Owner’s prior written consent part with possession of the Equipment or assign the benefit of the Hire Agreement or allow it to be removed from the place of hire;
  3. c) determine the condition and suitability of the Equipment hired for the purpose required and the Owner makes no warranty concerning the Equipment.
  1. The Owner’s identification, including trade marks, service marks, and trade names, may appear on the rented Equipment and goods.
  1. The Hirer shall assume the risk of and indemnify and hold the Owner harmless from and against any and all property damage and personal injury resulting from:
    1. the use of the Equipment
    2. contact with underground wires, pipes of other obstructions
    3. all necessary surface repairs.
  1. The Hirer is responsible for the Equipment hired from the time of its delivery until collection by the Owner and shall pay for all Equipment damaged or lost howsoever caused during that period. The Owner shall protect the Equipment from the elements during the time of delivery, use, storage or waiting period before pick-up. The Hirer shall maintain at its expense liability, property and casualty insurance in amounts necessary to fully protect the Owner and its Equipment against all claims, loss or damage of whatever nature or type. The Owner shall not be liable for any loss or damage caused to any person, property, animal or things whatsoever arising from the use of the Equipment hereby hired and the Hirer indemnifies the Owner in respect to any claims for such loss or damage. It is expressly stipulated and agreed that the carrier or other person receiving the goods or from the Owner’s employees is the duly authorised agent of the Hirer who will be bound by these conditions as full as if the Hirer had personally signed both or either the order and receipts of the goods. Erecting and dismantling the Equipment when carried out by the Owner shall be in all things at the Hirer’s expense.
  1. Certain conditions and warranties my be implied to this Hire Agreement by the Trade Practices act and State legislation and these conditions are to be read subject to such legislation. However, the Owner and Hirer agree that in the event of the Hirer suffering any loss, damage or claim howsoever arising as a result of the hiring of Equipment, the liability of the Owner is limited to the repair or replacement of the Equipment and is not to include economic consequential damage of any nature whatsoever.
  1. In the event of a breakdown or failure of the Equipment, the Hirer shall return the Equipment to the Owner’s premises forthwith and on no account repair or attempt to repair the Equipment without the prior consent of the Owner. In the event that such breakdown or failure is caused by reasonable wear and tear and not by the Hirer’s negligence or misuse or any other reason whatsoever then the period of hire shall be determined upon such return of the Equipment to the Owner. In no event shall the Owner be responsible for any expenditure damages and/or failure of the Equipment whether caused by fair wear and tear, negligence on the part of the Owner or any reason whatsoever.
  1. The Hirer authorises the Owner to complete any documentation for the purpose of the Hirer making payment through a credit card system or other credit accommodation extended to the Hirer and accepted by the Owner.
  1. The Hirer acknowledges his interest in the Equipment is as a bailee of the Owner only and he agrees not to part with possession or dispose of or encumber or assign any right or interest in the Equipment and not to create any lien on the Equipment for repairs.
  1. The person signing the document for and on behalf of the Hirer hereby covenants with the Owner that he or she has the authority of the Hirer to make this agreement on the Hirer’s behalf and is empowered by the Hirer to bind the Hirer to this agreement and hereby indemnifies the Owner against all losses and costs incurred by the Owner arising out of the person so signing this agreement failing to have such power and/or authority.
  1. Where the Hirer is more than one person liability shall be joint and several
  1. Waiver by the Owner of any breach of this Agreement shall not constitute a waiver of any subsequent or continuing breach.
  1. The Hirer shall be bound by these conditions whether signed by him or not; hire, refundable Bond Charge and delivery charges are subject to alteration without notice.
  1. If the Hirer provides labour for installation or removal of the Owner’s property such labour shall be provided without cost or obligation of any kind to the Owner and all Workers Compensation and other statutory requirements concerning such labour shall be the responsibility of the Hirer.
  1. The Hirer is responsible for all loss and damage to Equipment.
  1. Damage Waiver is payable by the Hirer to cover the costs associated with normal wear and tear to the Equipment hired.

This waiver does not apply to any other damage to Equipment including;

  1. Damage resulting from overloading, exceeding rated capacity, misuse, abuse, or improper servicing of Equipment;
  2. Damage due to mysterious disappearance of the Equipment
  3. Damage caused by misappropriation or wrongful conversion by the Hirer or his employees or agents or by any person to whom the Equipment is entrusted by the Hirer;
  4. Damaged caused by the use or operation of Equipment in contravention of any of the conditions of this agreement.
  5. Damage caused by the use or operation of Equipment in violation of any statute (Commonwealth or State) or any regulation by-law thereunder;
  6. Damage to Equipment occurring for any reason whilst located, used, loaded, unloaded or transported over on or wharves, bridges, barges and vessels of all kinds;
  7. Damage to, or loss of, the Equipment from any unknown cause.
  1. The Hirer acknowledges that he has received adequate instruction on the correct use of the Equipment, which includes demonstration or verbal or written instruction.