Terms & Conditions of Hire
For the purposes of this document, the Customer shall be used to refer to any company, partnership or individual who has entered into any hire agreement with NSL Productions Ltd, which might be defined as a contract under the terms of English law.
All equipment hired remains the property of NSL Productions Ltd at all times.
The acceptance of these terms is implicit upon receipt by the customer of goods and/or services from NSL Productions Ltd. Receipt includes arrival of equipment and/or staff to an event site, whether the customer is present or not.
Hire charges are based on the period of the contract, irrespective of whether or not the equipment is in use. The hire period begins upon receipt of the equipment by the Customer, and ceases upon return of the equipment to NSL Productions Ltd.
Equipment is not regarded as returned to NSL Productions Ltd until it is checked and inspected by an authorised member of NSL Productions Ltd staff and formal receipt issued on behalf of NSL Productions Ltd.
Equipment hired will be entirely at the Customers risk during the hire period and the Customers will be responsible for any loss or damage however it may occur.
Costs incurred as a result of any loss or damage to the equipment whilst in the care f the Customer is to be reimbursed to NSL Productions Ltd, to the full replacement value thereof.
The Customer undertakes responsibility for insuring equipment against all risks to the full replacement value of the equipment. Copies of relevant insurance documents must be supplied to NSL Productions Ltd before equipment is hired. The Customer is also responsible for ensuring that NSL Productions Ltd equipment shall not be used for any purposes beyond its capacity or in any manner likely to result in damage or undue deterioration of the equipment.
The Customer will be responsible for ensuring that any relevant regulations or statuary provisions governing, or relating to, the uses of the hired equipment are complied with during the hire period. NSL Productions Ltd in no way assumes liability for the consequences of any non-compliance with such regulations, rules or statutory provisions. Equipment will be supplied to the Customer in normal working order, and NSL Productions Ltd`s liability for any defect or failure of the equipment hired is limited to rectifying any defect or failure that has arisen from normal usage only.
NSL Productions Ltd cannot be responsible for any injuries to the personnel or damage to the property consequential to and arising from any improper use of the equipment by the customer or by any other person, whether or not authorised by the customer, during the hire period.
Where the customer has erected equipment or modified a structure supplied by NSL Productions Ltd, NSL Productions Ltd will not be responsible for injuries to personnel or damage to property consequential to, or arising from this structure.
Hired equipment must not be altered by the customer or modified in any way. In particular, cables must not be cut, plugs and sockets must not be rewired by the customer. Any equipment found to have been modified in any way altered and any cables or components found to be have been damaged by attempts at modification will be charged at replacement price upon return.
NSL Productions Ltd must be notified of any damage to, failure of, or defect in any hired equipment within 24 hours of its occurrence, and the same must be confirmed in writing within a three-day period of the initial notification. In the absence of such notification, the customer will be charged with the full cost of repair or replacement of the affected equipment.
The customer will be responsible for advising NSL Productions Ltd, in advance, of the intended location of use for all hired equipment during the hire period. Immediate notification must be provided of any changes in such location, and confirmed in writing within a three day period of the initial notification. No equipment hired from NSL Productions Ltd may be taken outside the mainland of Great Britain, either for any offshore island or to any foreign country without the prior written consent of NSL Productions Ltd.
It is an express condition of the hire that NSL Productions Ltd shall not offer for the hire to any third party or parties any equipment which is the property of NSL Productions Ltd, without prior written consent of NSL Productions Ltd.
If agreed hire charges are not paid on or before the due date, NSL Productions Ltd will reserve the right to repossess the hired items and will not be liable for any damage or loss which may be suffered by the customer as a consequence of such repossession. Additionally, legal proceedings may be started to reclaim any and all moneys owed, as well as compensation for potential lost earnings during the period of non-payment.
In the event of the equipment ordered not being available through circumstances beyond the control of NSL Productions Ltd, NSL Productions Ltd reserves the right to substitute equipment of similar quality for all or part of the hire.
Before issuing any equipment for hire, NSL Productions Ltd may require copies of relevant insurance policies and/or a deposit from the customer which may be any sum up to the full replacement cost of the equipment hired. Similarly NSL Productions Ltd may, at its discretion require payment of the full hire charge in advance.