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Hire Terms & Conditions / Payment Terms & Conditions

Hire Terms and Conditions

Eco Chariots (referred to as the Company) undertakes to hire pedicab(s) to the Client (the person booking and paying for the service) for the period(s) of hire, under the following terms and conditions:

  1. The material contained in this leaflet is provided for general information only and does not constitute acceptance of any bookings that may be made. We accept no responsibility for loss which may arise from reliance on information contained in this leaflet or from any taxi bookings made in this leaflet.
  2. Payment is required in full prior to the booking date.
  3. Minimum charge of £60 applies to all journeys unless agreed otherwise.
  4. Your Booking is confirmed on receipt of invoice.
  5. Any quotes given in writing will only be valid for 5 days.
  6. The Company may at its absolute discretion without liability and without giving reason refuse to accept any booking.
  7.  By confirming your booking you are accepting these terms and conditions and any updates and changes to sad terms and conditions.
  8. Services will not be provided until paid for in full unless otherwise agreed by the Company.
  9. Settlement is due in advance of the booking or 7 days from invoice date, whichever occurs sooner.
  10. Every effort will be made by the Company to ensure that chariot(s) arrive on time and reach destinations on time too. The Company shall not be held responsible or liable for any delays (and/or arising consequential losses) that occur beyond its control.
  11. The rider will travel by the most appropriate route on the day, unless instructed otherwise by the Customer prior to boking and payment. Additional instructions on the day of hire will incur additional costs.
  12. Any variations to the journey(s) originally discussed, booked and agreed to between the Company and the Client may be subject to additional charges, if these changes involve extra time and/or distance being covered.
  13. Any deviation from the journey booked, as shown on your booking form and our subsequent confirmation i.e. to another destination or to a park for photographs will incur an additional cost.
  14. Any additional costs such as extra time and/or parking charges must be paid.
  15. If booking is for more than 2 hours long, all rides are entitled to 10 minutes break each hour.
  16. Although chariots are fully insured for public liability, Client(s) or passenger(s) properties are carried entirely at their own risk and the Company shall not be held responsible/liable for any loss/damage to such property.
  17. The Company cannot be held responsible for the return of any property left in the vehicle and the hirer is responsible for arrangements for the safe return of their property.
  18. Any quoted pick up or journey times are best estimates only and whilst it uses all reasonable efforts to convey passenger(s) to their destinations in the shortest possible time unless instructed otherwise, The Company shall have no liability if a pick up or journey time exceeds any estimation given or otherwise exceeds the customers or the passenger(s) expectations for whatever reason nor shall The Company have any other liability to the client or passenger(s) in connection with the time at which the passenger(s) reach the destination.
  19. The Company accepts no responsibility nor will it be held liable in any way for any unforeseen circumstances such as mechanical breakdown, punctures, accident, traffic jams or severe weather conditions. However, should delays occur or hired chariot become permanently immobilised due to any of the aforesaid reasons or in circumstances beyond its control the company reserves the right to provide an alternative pedicab where possible.
  20. The Company shall have no liability for any damage, loss, costs, claims or expenses (whether foreseeable or not) incurred or suffered by the client or the passenger(s) by virtue of eventualities or occurrences or omissions including on the part of the chariot rider outside of the reasonable control of The Company.
  21. The Company cannot be held responsible for any missed connections i.e. flights, trains, boats due to adverse weather, traffic conditions, or road traffic accidents or road closures, mechanical failure, riots, acts of God, accidents, illness or any other event beyond our control.
  22. If The Company  cancels the booking it shall have no liability to the client or intended passenger(s) if it has used reasonable endeavours to fulfil the booking and to notify the client of the cancellation
  23. In the event of any cancellation by the client, the Company must be notified in writing as soon as possible. If we are not notified in writing of your cancellation you will be liable for the full payment of your booking.
  24. If cancelled be the client after the booking has been confirmed the client is liable for 20% of the cost. If the cancellation request is received from the client 7 working days or less prior to the date of the booking the client is liable for 50% of the cost. If the cancellation request is received 3 working days or less prior to the date of the booking the client is liable for 100% of the cost.
  25. In the event of a "No-show" by the client, the client is liable for 100% of the cost.
  26. No liability can be accepted for clothing etc. being marked, dirtied, lost or stolen in any way what so ever.
  27. Application and removal of your branding may be charged for or cared out within the hire period.
  28. For branding, only low tack adhesives that will not damage the pedicab are allowed unless agreed in writing otherwise.
  29. Use of permanent or high tack adhesive or sharp objects to attach your branding is not allowed.
  30. The company must be consulted and agree to any additional decorations or branding on chariots.
  31. Riders can refuse the decoration if they feel it is compromising their safety, the safety of their passengers or others road users.
  32. Any fouling of the chariot by any passenger will result in a charge of a minimum of £50.00 dependent upon the severity of the fouling.
  33. Hirers will be held responsible for any damage to our chariots how so ever caused by the client's or their guests regardless of cost for clean up or repairs i.e. spillage stains, sickness, cigarette burns or tears to fabric etc.
  34. The Company will prosecute any person who causes damage to any vehicle booked through us.
  35. The driver has the right to refuse any passenger that he feels may be a threat to him/her or the vehicle.
  36. The Company reserves the right to terminate any and all services to rude and abusive clients
  37. The Company reserves the right to charge interest on unpaid invoices at the base rate of Bank of England plus 8% accruing on a daily basis and compounded on a 14 day basis from the due date until full settlement.
  38. The client shall pay to The Company any reasonable expenses (including those charged by debt collection agency) together with all legal and court costs incurred in the collection of any overdue invoice and the minimum charge in respect of this shall be £10.00.
  39. Nothing contained in these terms and conditions can affect the Client's' statutory rights.
  40. These Terms and Conditions override all others and the Company reserves the right to alter and amend these terms and conditions at any time without prior notice.
  41. The Company reserves the right to alter or vary these terms and conditions in any respect at its absolute discretion upon publishing the relevant alterations and of the date upon which such alterations take effect on the Eco Chariots website www.chariotbikes.org

Payment Terms and Conditions

Payment Method
please allow all payments to reach us and clear prior to hire date. Use your initials and booking date as reference. Cheques are not accepted for payments after hire date, unless otherwise agreed in writing. Additional charge may apply.

We accept payment by the following methods:

  • Payment by bank transfers, BACS and CHAPS.
  • Payment by Debit card or Credit card, over the phone, by email or in person.
  • Payment by Credit card and eCheques is accepted to via PayPal website.
  • Cheques for advanced payment only.

Pro Forma Invoice/Invoice
Payment is due in full in advance (i.e. prior to the event or booking, not in 30 days of the invoice or any such time) unless agreed in writing otherwise.

Settlement:

Eco Chariots reserve the right to charge interest on overdue accounts from the due date for payment. Interest on overdue bills is calculated at the Bank of England base rate plus 8% occurring on a daily basis from when payment is first due until payment is made, whether before or after judgment. There will be an additional charge of £20 for each correspondence (letter/email) sent relating to this matter. We reserve the right to claim reasonable debt-recovery costs. If a payment is not honoured, for whatever reason, there will be an additional charge of £35 plus interest.

Discounts

All or any discounts are subject to invoice(s)/pro-forma invoice(s) being paid in full prior to the event in line with the terms and conditions, unless otherwise agreed in writing. Discounts will not be applied and the full total will be due if not paid in accordance with the terms and conditions

Further info
Please visit our website www.ecochariots.com for more information and full Terms and Conditions of hire. For other PayPal payment options and information visit PayPal website www.paypal.com. You can find information about Bank of England rates on their website www.bankofengland.co.uk. Eco Chariots is a trading name of Ryan Vardy. To contact us with any questions or enquiries regarding payments and invoices, please call customer services on 020 7207 3435.

Information leaflets:
Hire Terms & Conditions | Payment Terms & Conditions

For further information and details contact us here or by calling us on 0207 207 3435

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