Motorhome Hire Conditions

Peter Roberts Motorhome Rental – Terms and Conditions 2020

Terms and Conditions of Hire

1a. Driver
All drivers must be between the ages of 25 and 70. All drivers must have held a Full UK licence for a minimum of 3 years. Drivers holding an automatic only licence can only drive the automatic models and this must be declared at the time of booking. We can refuse to hire to certain occupations, please check before booking. Any endorsements on the Drivers licence must be declared at the time of booking.

1b. Foreign Drivers

All drivers from outside of the UK must provide Peter Roberts Motorhomes with a current IDP alongside their current driving licence and this must confirm the driver’s eligibility to drive a UK category B vehicle up to 3500kg. Failure to do so will force us to cancel your hire agreement.

2. Insurance
Comprehensive insurance is provided for one driver as part of the hire agreement & whilst travelling within the UK. There is a £1000 excess which must be paid by the hirer following any incident where an insurance claim is made. Additional drivers can be added at an extra cost of £50 per hire. Should you wish to travel outside of the UK (Northern Ireland, Channel Islands & Isle of Man are classed as UK travel) there is an additional charge of £100 (based on a 14 day travel, longer periods can be covered but there may be extra charges).

3. Documents Required

Before the day of your hire all drivers will be required to provide us with two forms of ID i.e. Passport, Utility Bill, no more than 60 days old from the date of travel to confirm your eligibility to hire.
On arrival at Peter Roberts Motorhomes you will be asked to show your confirmation email and driver licences of any party who will be driving.

4. Security Deposit

A security deposit of £1000 is payable when you collect the motorhome & is taken to cover any damage to the motorhome or damage/breakages of the equipment. When the Motorhome is returned it will be checked over and once deemed to be in a satisfactory condition as agreed, in the same condition it was let out, with the toilet empty, interior clean including all cooking appliances and the fuel tank replenished, this deposit is refunded immediately or directly into your bank account within 7 working days. Peter Roberts Motorhomes reserve the right to increase the security deposit for specific events. We reserve the right to deduct any amount which we determine to be due to us from the security deposit and our opinion as to what is due is binding except in the case of manifest error. Motorhome repair prices are available on request and they can also be found in the Drivers Handbook.

5. Booking Procedure & Payment

An initial deposit of £250 is required which is non-refundable and must be paid at the time of booking. The balance payable for your booking is due for payment 6 weeks prior to the start date of your hire, or at the time of booking if you book less than 6 weeks from your departure date of hire which, will be confirmed by email. The security deposit of £1000 is payable on collection of the motorhome. These terms and conditions (including the cancellation policy) become binding at the time of booking. Provided that these terms and conditions have been provided to you they are binding on you whether or not they have been signed by you. Peter Roberts Motorhomes will not hire any motorhome on any other terms and conditions. Payment is by Debit Cards, Bank Transfers or Credit Cards. Unfortunately we are unable to accept any payment in cash whether in part or full for either the hire charge or the security deposit this is stipulated by our insurance company.

6. Cancellation Charges

1. More than 6 weeks Before: Booking Deposit will be lost

2. 6 Weeks-2 Weeks: 50% of total hire charges will be lost

3. 2 weeks-No Show: 100% of total hire charges will be lost

Peter Roberts Motorhomes cannot postpone or transfer money from one hire to another. Peter Roberts Motorhomes reserves the right to amend our cancellation policy for certain events.

7. Vehicle Collection

Vehicles are available for collection from Peter Roberts Motorhomes usually around 3pm on the first day of your rental period but will be confirmed by email with your booking form. Please allow at least 1 hour for the handover of the vehicle. We want you to enjoy your holiday to the full – time spent in familiarisation with your new “home” will help to ensure that you get the maximum benefit from your hire you are advised to check the vehicle thoroughly before leaving our premises. Customer’s vehicles can be left at our premises inside our locked yard although Peter Roberts Motorhomes accepts no responsibility for any damage that might occur. Please be aware we do have limited space in our yard so we can’t always guarantee your vehicle will be behind locked gates and may be moved into our other carpark on-site.

8. Vehicle Returns

Late returns can have a significant impact on the next hire. All vehicles must be returned to Peter Roberts Motorhomes by 10.00am on the final day of your rental period (unless otherwise agreed by PRM). If you fail to meet the return time you will be liable to an extra charge of £100 per hour. Upon return we will check the vehicle for damage, cleanliness, etc., including the condition of the tyres and windscreen which are not included in the Company’s insurance cover and any damage to which is the hirer’s responsibility. There are no refunds for the early return of the vehicle. The insurance provided is only valid for the period of hire thus any late returns would automatically constitute a traffic offence under the RTA – invalid insurance means the main hirer & any subsequent drivers become personally liable for any accident or damage to the motorhome or 3rd party or personal injuries.

9. Breakdown

Our vehicles are maintained in accordance with the manufacturer’s instructions. Full roadside assistance is provided in the UK & EU – this will be explained fully at handover and is included in your welcome drivers pack. If repairs are required to the vehicle please contact Peter Roberts Motorhomes on 01484 662774 for assistance.

10. Smoking

Smoking inside the vehicle either in the cab area or in the living area is strictly prohibited at any time. Failure to comply with this will result in the forfeit of the security deposit.

11. Pets

We have 2 pet friendly motorhomes which allow 1 pet per vehicle when travelling with a pet the Customer agrees that:-

a)They will not allow their pet on any of the soft furnishings or upholstery (this includes the beds, seats/sofa’s).

b)They will not leave their pet in the vehicle unattended at any time

c)They have the sole responsibility for ensuring adequate safe restraint of the pet

d)They will keep the vehicle free of fouling by the pet during the rental period

e)They will take all reasonable measure to ensure that the pet is free from fleas or mites in advance of the rental period.

f) The vehicle should be returned in a clean & tidy condition. In the event of the vehicle being returned with evidence of fouling or an infestation the customer agrees to pay the reasonable cost for cleaning and/or de-infestation.

No animals are permitted in any of the other vehicle’s at any time. Failure to comply with this will result in the forfeit of the security deposit. Any damage incurred by this agreement will be charged to the hirer in full.

12. Seatbelts

Our motorhomes are fitted with three point seatbelts. These are to be worn at all times when the vehicle is in motion. Appropriate car seats must be used for children in accordance with the law. It is the responsibility of the hirer to fit any child seats themselves. Peter Roberts Motorhomes take no responsibility for any child restraints that have not been fitted correctly or when seatbelts are not worn when the vehicle is on the move. It is important to note – the number of berths as declared by a manufacturer for a specific motorhome, does not mean this is the number of persons that can be carried when the vehicle is on the move. It is the customer’s responsibility to check that the vehicle they have booked has the correct number of seatbelts for all of their party as Peter Roberts Motorhomes take no responsibility for this at time of booking.

13. Campsite Bookings

It is the responsibility of the hirer to book and confirm all caravan and camp sites they intend to stay at during the holiday. Peter Roberts Motorhomes take no responsibility for any bookings or cancellations at caravan and camp sites.

14. Fuel, Oil, Gas and other consumables

The vehicle is supplied with a full tank of fuel and should be returned in the same manner. If the fuel tank is not showing as full then it will be refuelled and the cost of the fuel plus a £10 admin fee will be charged. 2 gas cylinders may be supplied with each motorhome, one will be full the other will be empty should more gas be required the empty one can be exchanged for a full one at the customers expense. If more gas is required this is the responsibility of the hirer. In any event both cylinders must be returned with the motorhome.

15. Mileage

A Mileage allowance is set at 1500 miles per week and a maximum of 5000 miles per hire – each mile in excess of this will be charged out at 15p per mile.

16. Accidents

In the event of an accident the safety of the hirer and their party is paramount. Emergency services should be called first if necessary and the accident dealt with in the necessary manner. Only after everyone involved in the accident is safe should the hirer contact the company and then try and minimise loss to the company if it is safe to do so. Regardless of how minor the accident may seem, full details of anyone involved need to be noted down in the accident report form which is kept in the vehicle. This is the responsibility of the hirer. If the accident is of a serious nature, causing any damage to the vehicle, another vehicle or third party, then the company must be informed. You are provided with a first aid kit, a fire extinguisher & a fire blanket. Please do inform us of any use of any of these items so that we can replace them. Failure to do so may cause a hazard for future hirers. Once again Peter Roberts Motorhomes request all parties have their own personal travel insurance.

17. Events beyond our Control

Unfortunately, events beyond our control occasionally affect bookings. When reference is made to such events in these Terms and Conditions of Hire, this means any event(s) or circumstance(s) which we could not, even with all due care, foresee or avoid.
Peter Roberts Motorhomes cannot accept responsibility or pay any compensation, costs or expenses where the performance of your contract with us is prevented or affected or you otherwise suffer any loss or damage as a result of events beyond our control. This includes any delays to and/or restrictions to your hire to which you may be subject. However, if your booking has to be cancelled as a result, we will offer you the choice of an alternative vehicle (if available) or refund as described above. The offer of an alternative vehicle or refund shall be an exclusive remedy in respect of any loss, costs or expenses caused by events beyond our control.

18. Suitable Persons

We have the right to refuse to hand over a vehicle to any person who, in our reasonable opinion, is not suitable to take charge. In such cases, no refund of the hire charge will be made by Peter Roberts Motorhomes who will have no further liability.

19. Your Responsibilities

1. You are responsible for the security of the vehicle at all times during the hire period. You must not drive the vehicle ‘Off Road’ other than for reasonable access to a campsite. Should you become stuck at any time while ‘Off Road’ you will be responsible for any recovery costs. The breakdown cover is for roadside assistance only.

2. You are responsible for all fines and other legal charges, including but not limited to parking fines, speeding fines, the full cost of any fees associated with the vehicle being impounded and any on the spot fines. Such fines & charges may incur a £25 administration fee by Peter Roberts.

3. You are responsible for all the keys that belong to the vehicle. Lost keys are expensive and are not included as part of the breakdown service. You will be responsible for the full cost of the replacement keys and replacement locks if required. You will also be liable for the full cost of repairing any damage caused by forced entry of the vehicle arising from a lost key.

4. You must not sell, rent, lend or dispose of the vehicle or any of its parts, you must not give anyone legal rights over the vehicle. The vehicle remains the property of Peter Roberts Motorhomes at all times.

5. At the time of handover the vehicle will be documented to be in a roadworthy condition. You must maintain the vehicle in a roadworthy condition at all times. You must report any fault in or on the vehicle as soon as possible to us, allowing us reasonable time to locate parts and make any necessary repairs.

6. You must make sure that you use the correct fuel. Using the wrong fuel is not covered by the breakdown service and you will be liable for the full cost of any remedial repairs required as a result of using the wrong fuel.

7. The hirer shall be responsible for all OVERHEAD DAMAGE resulting from any accident – overhead damage is defined from the ground to in excess of 1.83 metres or 6 feet off the ground. Damage to the WINDSCREEN, TYRES & PUNCTURES are the responsibility of the hirer. You are required to check the condition of the tyres & engine fluid levels on a daily basis whilst you have the motorhome on hire.

8. Before you vacate the vehicle you must check that you have not left any personal belongings in the vehicle. Peter Roberts Motorhomes is not responsible for any personal belongings left in the vehicle and is hereby authorised to dispose of the same after the end of the hire.

20. Vehicle Ownership

The vehicle remains the property of Peter Roberts Motorhomes at all times and we may repossess the vehicle at any time without further notice if you are in breach of this agreement

21. Extra Charges

Toilet cassette not empty £50. Any cooking appliances or equipment found to be uncleansed £50. Fuel tanked unfilled – £100 plus costs of fuel. Valet penalty if returned in unsuitable condition £150. Speeding the vehicle is fitted with a GPS tracking alert that will notify any speeds over the speed limit. The vehicle is not designed to exceed 70mph for passenger & vehicle safety, each alert could incur a fine of £75.

22. Parking.

You may park 1 car F.O.C for the duration of your motorhome hire but please note this is entirely at your own risk whilst at Peter Roberts Motorhomes. We may also need to move your vehicle into our carpark during the period of your hire.

23. GDPR/Data Protection

For the purposes of the Data Protection Act 1984, Peter Roberts Motorhomes or any subsidiary thereof may hold and process by computer or otherwise the information given to or obtained by it. Peter Roberts GDPR policy states that we retain certain personal documentation for a period of no more than 12 months. After this time all personal documentation is destroyed in line with the GDPR policy. If you prefer your personal documentation to be destroyed immediately after hire please contact us on 01484 662774.

24. Governing Law

This agreement is subject to the laws of England and Wales. Any disputes not resolved by mutual agreement may only be settled in the courts of this jurisdiction.

25. Severance

If any provision or part-provision of this agreement is or becomes invalid, illegal, or unenforceable, it shall be deemed modified to the minimum extent necessary to make it valid, legal and enforceable. If such modification is not possible, the relevant provision or part-provision shall be deemed deleted. Any modification to or deletion of a provision or part-provision under this clause shall not affect the validity and enforceability of the rest of this agreement.

26. Entire Agreement

The parties agree that the agreement constitutes the entire agreement between them, and supersedes all previous drafts, agreements, arrangements and understandings between them, whether oral or written.