All bookings MUST have a non-refundable deposit - as stated below - in order to secure your booking PLUS a completed booking form including a signature. Once we have received both deposit, a completed booking form, and you have received a confirmation email, only then your hire will be secure:
£50.00 for any vehicle up to 33 seats
£75.00 for any vehicle 34 seats or above
(or the full hire amount)
1. Route & Time Changes
Any deviation to the route and times shown in the movement details will be subject to an excess charge.
2. Cancellation Fee
£50.00 for any vehicle up to 33 seats / £75.00 for any vehicle 34 seats or above or 10% of the cost whichever is greater up to 7 days prior to booking, if less than 7 days but more than 3 days 30%, under 3 days’ but more than 24 hours 40%, less than 24 hours & on day of hire 100% is due.
3. Fees and Tolls
All parking fees and road tolls are the responsibility of the hirer unless otherwise stated.
4. Road Traffic Act
The Road Traffic Act 1960 and other statutory provisions relate to the hiring of the vehicle, its use and the conveyance and behaviour of the passengers. The Hirer undertakes to comply with all laws and regulations relating to contract operations. The Hirer also undertakes to comply with the provisions of the Public Passenger Vehicles Act 1981, SS24 and 25 and of the Public Service Vehicles (conduct of Drivers Inspectors Conductors and Passengers) Regs. 1990, SI 1990/1020, copies of which are held at the Company office.
5. Driving Regulations
All regulations relating to drivers' hours and rest periods must be complied with.
Children are carried in accordance with the provisions of the relevant regulations.
7. Conduct & Behaviour
The driver is responsible for the safety of his vehicle and passengers, and must be allowed to decide what conduct and behaviour is permissible. Standing on the seats is not permitted and the Hirer will defray the cost of making good any damage done to the vehicle by the passengers.
The vehicle must be used only by the Hirer and may not be sublet without the Company's prior written consent.
9. Hiring Alterations
The Company accepts no responsibility for the non-observance of any alterations to the hiring arrangements unless agreed to and confirmed in writing by the Company beforehand.
10. Journey Routing
The shortest and most direct route in both directions will be taken unless otherwise specified and the Hirer will be liable for any extra time or mileage covered to meet a party's requirements in addition to those quoted for. Rates are applicable as per the company's tariff.
11. Journey Time
The Company does not guarantee to complete any journey in any given time, and apart from cover conferred by the compulsory statutory insurance against third party risks as required by S.151 Road Traffic Act 1960 and S.148 Road Traffic Act 1972 and other statutory provisions relating to compulsory statutory insurance, The Company does not accept responsibility for any loss, damage, inconvenience, injury or death arising from any accident, breakdown or delay attributable to reasons beyond the control of the Company.
12. Baggage & Display Posters
There is room for reasonable amounts of baggage and equipment which will be carried at the discretion of the driver. All items are carried at owner's risk and the Company will not normally be responsible for loss or damage. No unauthorised bill, placard or poster may be displayed on any vehicle.
13. Lost Property
All lost property items are deposited at the Company Office to which all enquiries should be addressed. A fee will be payable in accordance with regulations.
14. Passenger Numbers
No vehicle may carry passengers in excess of the authorised seating capacity.
15. Other Vehicles
The Company reserves the right to substitute other operator's vehicles for its own to carry out a journey if necessary.
In the event of a National Emergency, strike, or for any reason beyond the control of the Company, the Company reserves the right to cancel any booking and refund any monies paid without further obligation.
17. Booking of Other Services
Where the Company acts for the passengers as an agent i.e. in the purchase of tickets, meals, accommodation etc. the organiser and/or passengers, shall be responsible for any loss sustained by the Company in the booking of these services and must observe any conditions imposed on the Company by the suppliers.
18. Alcohol & Smoking
The Sporting Events (Control of Alcohol) Act 1985 S.1 makes it an offence to carry alcohol on a public service vehicle to or from a designated sporting event in England and Wales. Details of such events are held at the Company offices. Alcohol may be carried on other hires only with the prior permission of the Company and at the driver's discretion. All vehicles are non-smoking and no e-cigarettes are allowed.
19. Late Arrival
Lawson’s of Corby Ltd are not responsible for reimbursing any costs incurred due to late arrival at destination. If the company gives a journey time, this is in good faith and will not be liable for loss or inconvenience caused by traffic delay or breakdowns.
20. Cleaning Charge
All Company vehicles are hired to the hirer clean and fit for purpose. If excess rubbish beyond normal litter and if the vehicle is soiled in anyway, e.g. vomit, Lawson’s of Corby LTD reserve the right to levy a cleaning charge of £60.00 minimum, to enable the vehicle to be professionally cleaned.