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The Depot Vehicle Hire Terms & Conditions

  1. The hirer acknowledges that the vehicle is in good repair and that it is clean and undertakes to return it in similar condition (fair wear and tear excepted). Upon completetion of the hire the vehicle must be properly cleaned by the hirer. A vehicle returned in a dirty condition in the opionion of Purtill Bros Nominees Pty Ltd shall be cleaned at the hirer’s expense at the current rate.

  2. Vehicles are non-smoking. Vehicles returned with signs of smoking in Purtill Bros Nominees Pty Ltd’s opinion will incur a fee at the current rate. Current rate: $200.00 AUD

  3. This agreement may not be transferred or assigned to any other party without the consent in writing of Purtill Bros Nominees Pty Ltd.

  4. Subject to clause 4 hereof, the hirer is strictly liable for the loss of, or any damage suffered to the vehicle, or for any claims arising out of the use of the vehicle whilist in possession of the hirer.

  5. The hirer’s liability under clause 3 shall not exceed 2,500.00 and 4,000.00 if the driver is under 25 years of age for each and every claim provided that the benefit of this clause shall not apply

    (a) If the vehicle is stolen by reason of negligence on the part of the hirer.

    (b) If loss or damage occurs due to the vehicle being overloaded on incorrectly loaded. With respect to loss or damage to a tyre or tyres of the vehicle.

    (c) Where the vehicle is driven by a person other than the hirer or any authorised driver(s) named on the face thereof.

    (d) Where the vehicle is driven by a person who is under the age of 21 years and not the holder of a current driver’s licence entitling them to drive the vehicle at the material time or who is under the influence of liquor or drugs, or whose blood alcohol concentration as determined by a breath or blood test exceeds that permitted by the law or who, upon requirement lawfully made by a police officer in connection with their driving of the vehicle, fails to provide as prescribed a specimen of breath or blood analysis.

    (e) Where the hirer has made any false or misleading statement to Purtill Bros Nominees Pty Ltd either in connection with the making of this agreement or with respect to reporting any incident occurring during the hire period.

    (f) Where the hirer or any authorised driver fails to give full co-operation and assistance (at their own expense) to the owner in investigating any such incident or in prosecution any legal rights possessed by the owener against thir parties arising out of any such incident.

    (g) Where the hirer has breached any other provision of this agreement.

    (h) Where the driver has deliberately or recklessly caused mechanical or other damage to the vehicle, this includes modifications to any of the vehicles electrical or mechanical systems.

    (i) Where the hired vehicle is fitted with a tipping device and a claim is lodged for damage sustained whilist the tipping facility is engaged standard excess is doubled.

    Provided always that any monies payable hereunder by the hirer will be paid on demand.

  6. The hirer acknowledges that the vehicle has an electronic tracking system installed and that the vehicles movement history is recorded. Any modificiation to this system is prohibited.

  7. The hirer acknowledges that any modification to the vehicles electrical or mechanical systems will result in their bond being forfeited.