Terms of Hire

Definition: "THE COMPANY" means Munchkin Tables ABN 56 056 213 925, their sub-contractors, agents and authorised employees. "THE HIRER" means the person, company or agent of The Hirer who appears on the tax invoice hiring the equipment from The Company. The person who signs for the equipment warrants that they have the authority of the Hirer to sign for or on their behalf. "THE EQUIPMENT" means the goods hired as they appear on the tax invoice, for the function, event or purpose, for which the goods are to be used.

General: All equipment hire is subject to these 'Terms of Hire' as printed hereon. They will bind the hirer.

Payment: All Hirers, unless prior arrangements are made, are required to offer a valid credit card as security and to reserve hire equipment exclusively, and the Hirer authorises The Company to action any charges on that credit card given as security, in accordance with The Company's 'Care of Equipment' policy, refer point 7 below. The Hirer is required to pay a security deposit of 50% of the hire amount to reserve equipment exclusively. Failure to pay this may mean the equipment will not be available to hire. Full payment (less security deposit) is due prior to or on delivery. Payment methods include Cash, Cheque, Bank Deposit, MasterCard or Visa. The Hirer authorises The Company to deduct hire charges and any additional charges from the credit card to pay The Hirer in the event of a cancellation. Refer to cancellation conditions below. Hire equipment and services provided are subject to 10% GST which is included in the total amount on the Tax Invoice.

Cancellation: If the Hirer cancels the Agreement prior to the commencement of the stated delivery date, then the Company reserves the right to charge the following as a percentage of the figure appearing on the tax invoice, and as stated as follows: More than 30 days notice, no charge; 8-30 days notice, 35% of the hire total, 3 days to 7 days, 50% of the hire total; 3 days notice up to and including the date of hire, 100% of the quoted hire charge will be payable.

Delivery and Pick Up: Delivery and pick up charges are additional. Delivery charges are advised prior to delivery and are considered to be accepted as part of these Terms and Conditions.

Use of Equipment: The Hirer shall check as soon as practicable the quantity of all hired items against the tax invoice and should any discrepancy exist, advise The Company immediately of such discrepancy. Phone 0411 641 350 to advise discrepancies. Advice after the function will not be considered as advice of any discrepancy. Damage to Hire Equipment during use or transportation by The Hirer is the responsibility of The Hirer. If any time during the hire period The Hirer considers the equipment to be faulty, it is The Hirer's responsibility to contact The Company in the first instance by telephone or in person and report the problem. Failure to do so, or advice after use, will cause The Hirer to be responsible for all hire charges. The Company reserves the right to repair or replace the faulty equipment as soon as practicable during the hire period to the reasonable satisfaction of The Hirer. On no account should The Hirer attempt to repair The Equipment without prior consent of The Company.

Care of Equipment: The Hirer shall on completion of the hire period, ensure that the equipment is stacked carefully as it was received and packed securely in any packaging the equipment was received in when delivered. Extra charges may apply if equipment requires re-packing by delivery/pick up staff prior to transportation. Any equipment broken during transportation due to The Hirer being negligent in re-packing will be charged at full replacement value. The Hirer is also responsible for ensuring that all equipment is stored in a cool dry place to avoid damage from inclement weather. In the event that The Hirer is unable to prevent The Equipment from being exposed to inclement weather it is The Hirers responsibility to contact The Company as soon as practicable to arrange collection. Any damage as a result of exposure to inclement weather will result in the full replacement cost being charged in addition to the tax invoice.

Cleaning of Equipment: A cleaning charge will be applied to all equipment not returned in the condition in which it was delivered. Linen need not be washed but must be returned dry, to avoid mildew. Mildewed linen will be charged at full replacement value.

Liability and Insurance: Insurance is The Hirer's responsibility during the hire period. The Hirer is responsible for the security of the equipment at all times during the hire period. Any lost, broken, damaged or destroyed equipment will be charged to The Hirer, at full replacement value. The Company accepts no responsibility for health or injuries sustained during the hire period of the equipment (as outlined on the tax invoice).

Effective March 1, 2008 and are subject to change without notice.