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Terms and conditions


Vehicle description and term of hire

The Owner will let, and the Hirer will take, the motor vehicle, details of which are set out on page 1 of this agreement (“Vehicle”), for the term of hire as described in this agreement.

Persons who may drive the Vehicle

 The Vehicle must only be driven –

a. by persons named or described in page 1 of this Agreement; and

b. by persons who hold a valid and current overseas or NZ full driver license (with English translation if required) that is appropriate for the class of Vehicle; and

c. Within the conditions of the Hirer’s license. The license details are recorded in the agreement alongside each person’s name and address.

Payments by Hirer

The Hirer must pay the Owner for the hire of the Vehicle the sum or sums specified in page 1 of this Agreement.

In addition to the payment specified above, the Hirer acknowledges that s/he will be liable at the end of the hire period to pay the Owner any applicable additional charges. These may include charges for additional distance driven, fuel, RUC, late return, damage to or repair of the Vehicle (subject to the other terms of this Agreement), any enforcement charges relating to such damage or repairs (including legal costs), traffic fines or infringement and the administration costs relating to these fines and fees, and toll charges.

Use of the Vehicle

The Hirer must not:

a. use or allow the Vehicle to be used for the transport of passengers for hire or reward unless the Vehicle is hired with the Owners knowledge for use in a passenger service licensed under Part 4A of the Land Transport Act 1998 (“Act”);

b. sublet or hire the Vehicle to any other person;

c. allow the Vehicle to be used outside his/her authority;

d. operate the Vehicle or allow it to be operated in any race, speed test, rally or contest;

e. operate the Vehicle or allow it to be operated for the transport of more passengers or goods than the maximum specified in the certificate of loading and/or RUC certificate, whichever is the lesser for the Vehicle;

Hirer’s obligations

The Hirer must ensure that:

a. all reasonable care is taken when driving and parking the Vehicle;

b. the water in the Vehicle’s radiator and battery are maintained at the proper level;

c. the oil in the Vehicle is maintained at the proper level;

d. the tyres are maintained at their proper pressure;

e. the Vehicle is always locked and secure when it is not in use;

f. the distance recorder or speedometer are not interfered with;

g. no part of the engine, transmission, braking or suspension systems is interfered with; and

h. Should a warning light be illuminated, or the Hirer believe the Vehicle requires mechanical attention, they stop driving and advise the Owner immediately.

Owner’s obligations

The Owner will supply the Vehicle in a safe and road worthy condition, displaying a valid and current Certificate of Fitness.

Mechanical repairs and accidents

If the Vehicle is involved in an accident, is damaged, breaks down or requires repair or salvage, regardless of cause, the Hirer must notify the Owner of the full circumstances immediately.

The Hirer must not arrange or undertake any repairs or salvage without the Owner’s authority except to the extent that repairs or salvage are necessary to prevent further damage to the Vehicle or to other property.

If the vehicle requires repair or replacement, the owner must arrange repairs to the vehicle or arrange a replacement vehicle within a reasonable time frame, provided that the Owner will not be required to repair or replace the vehicle if it was damaged while being operated in a manner which breaches this agreement.

Liability

The Hirer is liable for:

a. any loss of, or damage to, the Vehicle and its accessories (excluding fair wear and tear) and any consequential damage, loss or costs incurred by the Owner, including salvage costs;

b. Any loss of, or damage to, vehicles and property of third parties, arising

c. EXCESS - ON HIRE

a. $2000 excess applies when the vehicle is On Hire and is being driven by drivers aged 25 years of age and over.

b. An additional $1000 excess applies when the vehicle is On Hire and is being driven by drivers aged between 21 and 25 years of age

c. An additional $1,500 excess applies when the vehicle is On Hire and is being driven by an under 21-year-old driver or any driver who has held a full license less than 12 months. during the term of hire.

Infringement offences

The Hirer is liable for an offence committed during the period of hire where the offence –

a. is a speeding offence, toll offence or offence in respect of failure to comply with the directions given by a traffic signal where that offence was detected by approved vehicle surveillance equipment; or

b. an offence for parking in any portion of a road in breach of any bylaw or a road controlling authority or an offence against Part 6 of the Land Transport (Road User) Rule 2004; or

c. Was an offence under section 20(1) of the Freedom Camping Act 2011 involving the use of the Vehicle?

The Hirer must pay any infringement fee and costs that may become payable because of an infringement notice served on the Owner for any of the offences.

Dangerous driving and personal information

If, in the reasonable opinion of the Owner, the Hirer’s driving is likely to pose a real danger to themselves and/or the lives of any other person, then –

a. The Owner may cancel this Agreement immediately with written or verbal notice; and

b. The Hirer must, as soon as practicable, return the Vehicle to the place of business of the Owner or Owner’s agent; and

c. The Hirer’s personal information contained within this Agreement may be disclosed to other relevant owners for the purpose of promoting safe driving in New Zealand.

DURATION OF HIRE / AMENDMENTS TO HIRE

a. Daily hire rates are on a 24-hour basis. The first hour of late return is free, after the first hour late a full day hire applies.

b. All amendments are subject to approval by the owner. If a reservation amendment occurs and the hire period is reduced and or drop off location altered prior to collection of the vehicle, the rate may be recalculated.

c. The owner must authorize any rental extension beyond that specified in the rental agreement prior to return of the vehicle. All extensions are subject to availability and must be requested at least 48 hours prior to the original drop off date on the rental agreement. The owner reserves the right to charge a penalty fee of $50 in addition to the current rental daily rate, in the case of any unauthorized extensions.

d. No refund will be provided should the hirer return the rental vehicle prior to the return date and time specified on the rental agreement.

e. There is a levy or 48 hours after the drop off date If no repose receive after 48 hours legal actions can be taken.

f. If the Hirer has not cleared their account after 14 days of dropped off the matter will go to debt collectors and will be charged 20% on top of the total cost.