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Terms & Conditions

Terms & Conditions

    1. Applications

    These conditions apply whether a contract has been made verbally or in writing. The hirer acts on behalf of all the passengers travelling on the vehicle. If the hirer is a company, group, or partnership, an individual must be named as a responsible person, tour guide, group leader, teacher, event organiser, party leader Etc. The hirer is responsible for actions and decision of all passengers on board including any additional cost incurred in performing the contract, whether or not they actually travel with the party. The company will only accept instructions from the hirer. We will only take instructions from the responsible person if we are instructed to do so by the hirer in writing prior to the hire.

    If the hirer is not going to travel with the party, a responsible person must be chosen, and the company informed prior to the hire-taking place, who the responsible person will be.

    • Book are subject to availability of the vehicle and/or driver up to 48 hrs prior to booking.
    • Quotation/Bookings placed via the internet which are not deliverable due to availability of vehicle and/or driver will be fully refunded within seven working days of the initial order being placed.
    • Notification of supply will be sent in three working days of order.
    • Errors and Omission accepted.

    1. Quotations

    Quotations are given on the basis of the most direct route and on information provided by the hirer.

    The route used will be at the discretion of the company, size of vehicle weather and traffic congestion will be considered for the best route unless it has been particularly specified by the hirer in which case it will be clearly shown on the confirmation. Specified Route will only be adhered to if conditions and vehicle size permits

    All quotations are given subject to the company having available and suitable vehicle(s) at the time of quotation and the hirer accepts the quotation will be used for a specific category of vehicle.

    • Quotations are valid for 28 days unless otherwise notified.
    • Quotations are given for vehicle and driver only. Any additional charges will be separately identified and will be the hirer’s responsibility unless otherwise specified. i.e. parking, road tolls, ferry crossings, driver accommodation, driver meal allowances.
    • All quotations are given as estimates, though the estimate will normally be a fixed price, there may be extra’s mileage, mobile phone calls, waiting, parking, credit card. This is per our standard tariff.
    • Errors and omission accepted, in web quotations/verbal quotations and email correspondence.

    1. Use of vehicles

    The hirer cannot assume the use of the vehicle between outward and return journeys, nor to remain at the destination for the hirer’s use, unless the company has agreed on this in advance. and clearly states this on your confirmation. There is normally an additional charge if a vehicle and driver is requested to stay.

    1. Routes and Time Variation

    The company reserves the right to levy additional charges, for additional mileage or time other than that agreed. The charges will be pro rata and in accordance with the formula used on the original booking confirmation.

    The vehicle will depart at times agreed by the hirer, and it is the responsibility of the hirer to account for all passengers at those times. Driving hours regulations are strict and detailed planning is used to ensure the driver can provide the service booked whilst meeting his/her legal driving hours obligations. Assumptions should never be made that a driver can simply extend the journey without seeking prior consent from Coachire4U operations department.

    The company will not accept any liability for any losses incurred by passengers who fail to follow instructions by the hirer.

    The route may vary by the driver, to be suitable for the size of vehicle and traffic conditions on the day, which may not be obvious to the hirer.

    Times of service will be detailed on your booking confirmation, any variance from the booked times must be notified seven days prior to the service delivery date and is subject to acceptance/confirmation that the variation is possible, additional charges may be applied for variations of times or mileage. A final confirmation will be sent 24hr’s before the booking. It is the hirer’s responsibility to check the details are correct, paying particular attention to Date/time and postcode.

    1. Drivers Hours

    Law regulates the hours of operation for the driver, and the hirer accepts the responsibility of ensuring the hire keeps to the hours and times agreed by the company and current legislation and that altering timings is not always possible.

    Neither the hirer nor any passenger shall delay or otherwise interrupt the journey in such a way that the driver is at risk of breaching regulation relating to the driver’s hours and duty time. If any breach is likely to occur the hirer will be responsible for any additional cost incurred unless it is outside the control of the hirer.

    Any additional cost will be as in condition 4. The company also reserves the right to curtail or alter any hire, which does not comply with the relevant regulations.

    1. Seating Capacity

    The Company at the time of booking agrees the legal seating capacity of the vehicle to be supplied. The hirer must not load the vehicle beyond this capacity. If you have stated a number of passengers we reserve the right to supply a vehicle to accommodate the number of passengers stated. You must not assume if the paperwork states 53 seats you will be supplied a 53 seat vehicle if you only have 40 passengers travelling. There are multiple variants of vehicles and sizes, too many and too confusing to list all options. Options offered at the time of quotation are the standard format used within the industry and are indicative only and used as a guide. The passenger number is the factor in determining the vehicle supplied.

    1. Conveyance of animals

    On a private hire, no animals (other than guide dogs for the blind or deaf and should be notified to the company in advance) may be carried on any vehicle without prior written agreement from the company.

    1. Confirmation

    Normally, written confirmation by the company is the only basis for the acceptance of a hiring or subsequent alteration to its terms.

    1. Payment

    Payment is required based on the rate selected, Saver, Flexi or Flexi Plus as detailed in point 12 below.

    • Payment made in full for Saver and Flexi Plus rates to apply at point of booking.  Flexi Rate bookings 25% at point of booking and balancing payments must be made and received 14 days prior to day of hire, unless otherwise agreed by the company.
    • If the hirer has a credit agreement with the company this will be indicated on the payment terms displayed on the invoice. Overseas clients payment terms: 50% in advance and 50% prior to departure and Flexi Rate cancellation terms apply.
    • The company reserves the right to add interest at the rate of 3% compound interest per calendar month, after the day, which the payment should have, been made.
    • Any ancillary services I.e. ferry crossings, entrance tickets, catering, etc. are 100% payable at the time of the booking.
    • 14 days prior to travel, if the hirer fails to pay a balance to the terms agreed the deposit will be forfeit and the booking will be cancelled.

    1. Additional Charges.

    The company reserves the right to charge the customer for any additional cost and expenses reasonably incurred by the company in order to perform or to continue to perform the contract. (Parking, road tolls, overnight accommodation, etc.)

    1. Airport collections

    If a passenger does not arrive within 1 hour of the aircraft landing:

    • The  passenger will be called on their mobile if supplied
    • The passenger will be paged if applicable
    • We will check via the authorities at the respective ports
    • We will check with the airline.
    • We will advise the client and ask for further information.

    If following the above procedures the passenger/s does not make him/herself known to the company’s representative the representative shall be entitled to assume that the passenger did not arrive at the port or has made alternative arrangements. The company representative will then leave the airport under no obligation to the hirer.

    All airport parking charges are in addition to the journey charge. For account customers parking charges will be added to the account, pre-paid customers will be required to pay the parking on the vehicle leaving the car park.

    Where a coach is being used, the company will advise the hirer of the parking arrangements, as these vary between airports and in some cases, the driver may not be allowed to leave the vehicle.

    1. Cancellation by the Hirer

    If the hirer wishes to cancel any agreement, for whatever reason, the scale of charges depend on the rate paid as follows will apply in relation to the total hire charge.

    Saver Rate*

    • Lowest price option applied only if 100% paid in full upon booking
    • Non-refundable

    Flexi Rate*

    • 25% non-refundable deposit to be paid upon booking
    • Balance to be paid in full 14 days in advance of hire date
    • Cancellation charges applied on coach hire:

    100% 0-7 days
    60%   8-13 days
    25%  14 days plus

    Flexi Plus Rate*

    • You pay a little more for more flexibility
    • 100% to be paid in full upon booking
    • Cancel up to 2 full working days prior 0% refund
    • Cancel your trip before 2 full working days prior to travel you will receive a 100% refund on coach hire
    • Alternatively you can move your trip forward to another chosen date, subject to availability.
    • Cancellation 0-2 working days is non-refundable

    *The full cost of accommodation, meals, and theatre tickets (or any such ancillary services), which have already been booked or purchased by the company prior to the cancellation and at the request of the hirer, will be charged to the hirer, plus any administration charges incurred by the company. The company will give credit for refunds obtained (If Any)

    Cancellation due to inclement weather conditions will be charged as above.

    A voucher may be issued so you can travel on another day and can be used on alternative size vehicle to the original booking. The value will be displayed clearly displayed and cross referenced to your original booking. It can be claimed until the expiry date displayed on the voucher. A voucher will be considered void if tampered with or damaged. Vouchers can not be used in conjunction with other promotions or offers. Vouchers are eligible to vehicles subject to availability.

    1. Cancellation
      1. Due to Force Majeure

    In the event of any emergency, riot, civil commotion, strike-lockout, stoppage or on the restraint of labour or on the happening of any event on which the company has no control. (Including but not limited to, adverse weather, road conditions breakdowns and or  pandemics ), the company may cancel the contract. These circumstances are commonly known as ‘Force Majeure’ an unforeseen major event out of the suppliers control in which the supplier could not have foreseen or avoided even with all due care and that were beyond any reasonable control.

    Changes or termination of your contract due to Force majeure are extremely unlikely and extremely rare, if however such major events do occur Or in the event of the hirer taking any action to vary agreed conditions unilaterally

    we regret we will not be able to make any refund or payment of services not received.

      1. By the choice of CH4U

    In the unlikely event of vehicles and/or drivers becoming unavailable, the supplier company may, by returning all monies paid and without any further or other liability, cancel the contract to supply.

    1. Vehicle to be provided
    2. A. The company reserves the right to provide an alternative size or larger or multiple vehicles other than that specified at no additional charge unless any extra seats are used in which case an additional pro rata charge will be made to the hire charge. Any images of vehicles supplied are deemed to be ‘similar’ and not the exact vehicle to be supplied as allocations may change from time to time and the exact vehicle of supply cannot be guaranteed. Photographs supplied or web images are only to be used as a guide as to the type of vehicle supplied.
    3. B. The company reserves the right to substitute another vehicle (including those of the operators) or ancillary facilities for all or part of the hire, subject to such substitutes being of equivalent quality as available.

    1. Breakdowns or Delays

    The company gives its advice on journey times in good faith. However, as a result of a breakdown or traffic congestion; weather; or other events beyond the reasonable control of the company, journeys may take longer than predicted and in those circumstances, the company will not be liable for any loss or inconvenience suffered by the hirer as a result. Timings given with respect to delays are estimates only and cannot be treated as an actual time of collection or arrival.

    1. Agency Arrangements

    Where the company hires its vehicles from other operators at the request of the hirer and where the company arranges ancillary facilities such as meals, accommodation, ferries, admission tickets or any service provided by another supplier it does so as agent for and behalf of the hirer. Any terms and conditions imposed by such other suppliers through the company shall, insofar as they are supplied to the hirer, be binding on the hirer as if he had directly contracted such services. The hirer shall indemnify the company against any loss, claim, damage or award in respect of a breach of such supplier’s terms and conditions brought about by the hirer’s action.

    1. Package Travel Regulation

    If the hirer organises other elements of a package in addition to the provision of transport, the hirer will be defined as ‘Organiser’ for the purpose of the Package Travel, Package holidays and Package Tours Regulations 1992, and as such, shall comply with the provisions of those Regulations.

    In this instance, the company cannot accept any liability that may be incurred for losses or damage that it would otherwise accept under the terms of those Regulations.

    The hirer accepts responsibility for ensuring whether they are so defined, and the company cannot accept loss or damage incurred that should have been the responsibility of the hirer if the hirer was the legally defined organiser or retailer.

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