"The company" is AVA Party Hire
"The hirer" is the person hiring equipment from the company.
"The equipment" is all items provided to or hired by the hirer.
"The period of hire" means the time commencing with the arrival of the equipment on site, and terminating when the equipment is removed by the company.
"The hire agreement" is the contract entered into by the hirer and the company.
These terms and conditions apply to all contracts entered into by the company unless otherwise stated in the company's written quotation. Any offer of equipment is subject to stock being available on receipt of an order. The term of each hire contract is based on a three  day hire. This ranges from a weekend hire to a mid week hire.
The hirer will submit credit card details upon order placement and the total hire charge sum on commencement of the period of hire in cash or on a valid credit or debit card unless prior credit has been authorised in writing by the Company. Any credit approved must be settled within a period of 7 days from the first date of the hire period.
Should full settlement not be made on time according to the terms above, the company reserves the right to charge interest at 4% per annum above the base rate until the debt is recovered.
Credit card transactions listed on the hirer's statement will show the company name Gunn Barton Pty Ltd or the trading name AVA party hire.
In the event of cancellation the following charges will be due for payment on the date of commencement of the originally contracted period of hire:
- Cancellation more than 8 days before the commencement of the period of hire - 0% of the total charge.
- Cancellation between 48 hours and 8 days before the commencement of the period of hire - 25% of total hire charge.
- Cancellation less than 48 hours before the commencement of the period of hire - 100% of the total hire charge.
No refund will be payable for goods received but not used. A full or partial refund will be given for faulty equipment.
The hirer accepts responsibility for all items on hire upon receipt.
The hirer is responsible for obtaining any site permits that may be necessary unless prearranged in writting with the company.
The hirer will ensure that all doors and other openings into the marquee(s) are closed and secured at all times during which the marquee(s) are not in use.
The hirer must ensure that suitable security is in place at all times to protect any Marquee or equipment erected in a public place
Any alteration or addition to the Equipment by the hirer must have the prior written permission of the company.
It is the hirer’s responsibility to check their order upon receipt and advise the company of any discrepancies prior to usage.
All equipment, including BBQ will be cleaned prior to return. Any item returned unclean will incur a cleaning fee.
Breakages / theft
Any theft or damage occuring during the hire period will be charged as a replacement fee and settled by the hirer by cash or credit card on the day of return.
Cartage charges may vary and are dependent upon a level firm site with easy access for commercial vehicles. Waiting time, after hours and / or weekend deliveries. The company is not liable for any damage to underground utilities. Hire charges do not include any repairs or making good of the site.
Any lighting quotation is made on the assumption that a suitable and sufficient power point is provided within 5 meters of the marquee.
Third party liability
The company will not be responsible for, and the hirer will indemnify the company against, all claims for injury to persons, or loss of, or damage to, property, however caused, unless it be proved that such injury or damage resulted from faulty materials, workmanship, or negligence on the part of the company. The Company will not be responsible for mechanical or electronic failure irrespective of the cause of this.
Whilst every effort will be made by the company to complete any orders, the company cannot be held liable for variation or non-completion of orders due to Fire, Flood, Storm, Gale, Tempest, War, Pandemic, Terrorism, Strikes, Riots, Lockouts or any other civil disturbances.