Rental Terms & Conditions

1. Parties

This Agreement is made between Crown Rentals Pty Ltd (ABN 32161807950) trading as Crown Rentals and the Hirer.

2. Definitions

Agreement means these terms and conditions and the Tax Invoice.
Charges means and includes all charges and amounts payable by the Hirer to Crown Rentals contained in the Tax Invoice or otherwise payable in accordance with this Agreement,
Hirer means any person or company named in this Agreement as the Hirer or Joint Hirer and in the case of a company includes such drivers as are nominated in writing to Crown Rentals.
Non Waiver able Damage Excess means the amount denoted as such in the Tax Invoice
Off Road Conditions means unusual driving surfaces and includes trails, beaches, sand, fields, paddocks and water areas;
Other Insurance means a policy of motor vehicle insurance held by the Hirer that covers the Hirer while he she or they use the Vehicle as a substitute for the vehicle insured under that policy
Place means the address from which the Vehicle is collected by the Hirer at the commencement of the Rental Period unless otherwise agreed in writing;
Rental Period means the period commencing at the time and on the date set out in this Agreement and ending at the time and on the date that the Vehicle is returned to Crown Rentals at the Place;
Tax Invoice means the tax invoice provided by Crown Rentals to the Hirer at the commencement of the Rental Period
Vehicle means the vehicle described in this Agreement (or any substitute vehicle) and includes all parts, components, accessories or contents provided by Crown Rentals.

3. Interpretation

(a) In the case of there being more than one Hirer each shall be jointly and severally liable in respect of the provisions of this Agreement;
(b) This Agreement may only be varied in writing
(c) Headings used in this Agreement are for guidance only and shall not affect interpretation;
(d) The term Hirer shall include the Hirer and his her or their executors, administrators and personal representatives.
(e) Words used in this Agreement include all genders and singular words include the plural and vice versa
(f) This Agreement shall be governed by the and interpreted in accordance with the laws of the State of Victoria and the parties hereby submit to the non-exclusive jurisdiction of the courts of Victoria.

4. Condition of Vehicle

(a) The Hirer acknowledges that the Vehicle is the property of Crown Rentals and that at the commencement of the Rental Period the Vehicle was in a good and clean condition containing, so far as is detectable on an inspection of the Vehicle, only those defects detailed in any condition report signed by the Hirer.
(b) The Hirer agrees to properly maintain engine oils and coolant levels to manufacturers specifications for the Vehicle at all times during the Rental Period and immediately report any damage or loss to the Vehicle to Crown Rentals;
(c) the Hirer agrees to keep the Vehicle locked and the keys under his her or their control at all times;
(d) the Hirer must not have repairs to the Vehicle carried out unless Crown Rentals authorizes the Hirer to do so in writing. Crown Rentals will reimburse the Hirer for any repairs to the Vehicle authorized by it provided that the cost of such repairs is verified to the reasonable satisfaction of Crown Rentals.

5. Use of Vehicle

5.1 The Hirer warrants to Crown Rentals that:

(a) none of the following persons will drive the Vehicle during the Rental Period:

(i) a person who is not named as a Hirer or Joint Hirer in this Agreement;
(ii) a person who does not hold a current unrestricted motor vehicle drivers licence for the class of Vehicle hired (learners permits and probationary licenses are not acceptable)
(iii) a person who is not lawfully able to drive the Vehicle;
(iv) a person who is under the influence of alcohol or drugs or have a breath or blood alcohol concentration that exceeds the maximum lawful concentration in the State of Victoria;
(v) a person who has within the last 3 years been convicted of an offense relating to driving a vehicle under the influence of alcohol or drugs or with a breath or blood alcohol concentration over any legal limit;
(vi) a person under the age of 21 years;
(vii) a person who has been refused motor vehicle insurance in the last three years.

(b) During the Rental Period the Vehicle will;

(i) not leave the State of Victoria without the written consent of Crown Rentals;
(ii) only be used on a level and safe surface;
(iii) not be used for any illegal purpose race or speed or performance test of any kind;
(iv) not be used to tow or push anything;
(vi) not be used in any Off Road Conditions;
(vii) not carry any greater load or be used for a purpose for which the Vehicle was not designed or constructed or carry any greater number of persons than the Vehicle has seat belts;
(viii) not carry passengers for hire, fare or reward;
(ix) not be used in contravention of any law, rule or regulation;
(x) not be used if it suffers damage or is unsafe;
(xi) not be used to transport goods unless with the prior written consent of Crown Rentals and only then upon obtaining and complying with all required approvals permits or licenses and in accordance with the Vehicle s manufacturer s recommendations;
(xii) not be used to carry any inflammable corrosive or explosive materials;

5.2 The Hirer warrants to Crown Rentals that all information supplied to Crown Rentals in connection with this Agreement is true and correct in all respects and that he she or they will notify Crown Rentals of any material changes to such information.

6. Return of Vehicle

6.1 The Hirer must return the Vehicle to Crown Rentals;

(a) to the Place, on the date and by the time set out in this Agreement;
(b) in the same condition as it was at the commencement of the Rental Period (fair wear and tear accepted).

6.2 If the Hirer returns the Vehicle to a location other than the Place the Hirer shall pay Crown Rentals s expenses of having the Vehicle returned to the Place;
6.3 The Hirer shall be responsible for all loss and damage suffered by Crown Rentals caused by the Hirer to the Vehicle or any other vehicle or property at the Place when returning the Vehicle;

6.4 If the Vehicle is returned late the Hirer must pay all additional rental charges to the time the Vehicle is returned to the Place;

6.5 Crown Rentals may take possession of the Vehicle without notice if Crown Rentals reasonably expects that:

(a) the Hirer has breached or will breach any term of this Agreement;
(b) Damage or loss may occur to the Vehicle or any personal property;
(c) the Vehicle is involved in any industrial dispute;

7. Payment of Charges

7.1 The Hirer agrees to pay to Crown Rentals on demand:

(a) all Charges specified and payable under this Agreement until the Vehicle is returned to the Place or repossessed by Crown Rentals and Crown Rentals has had the opportunity to inspect the Vehicle.
(b) all costs and expenses or loss or damage incurred by Crown Rentals as a result of a breach of this Agreement by the Hirer;
(c) where applicable the Non Waiver able Damage Excess
(d) all costs and expenses paid or payable to any person arising out of the Hirer’s use of the Vehicle or imposed upon Crown Rentals or the Hirer by any statutory or other authority (including all fines, penalties and toll charges);
(e) all applicable government taxes, duties or other such liabilities that may levied or charged

7.2 The Hirer irrevocably and unconditionally authorizes Crown Rentals to charge all monies payable to Crown Rentals under this Agreement to the Hirer’s credit card or charge account.

7.3 If any payments due to Crown Rentals under this Agreement are not paid by the Hirer on demand, the Hirer must also pay to Crown Rentals;

(a) interest on all outstanding monies calculated daily at the rate of 8% per annum;
(b) all costs and expenses reasonably incurred by Crown Rentals as a result thereof (including legal costs) on a full indemnity basis.

8. Loss and Damage Cover

Subject to Clause 9 Crown Rentals shall indemnify the Hirer against claims for property damage and the Hirer’s legal
liability to persons arising out of the use of the Vehicle subject to and conditional upon the Hirer:
(a) the Hirer paying the Non Waiver able Damage Excess for each separate event involving such claims irrespective of cause or fault;
(b) not being covered under any Other Insurance covering the claims; and
(c) completing to the reasonable satisfaction of Crown Rentals an accident report in the form requested by Crown Rentals

9. Conditions of Cover and Exclusions to Cover

The indemnity covered by clause 8 does not extend to or include the following for which the Hirer shall be responsible:

(a) the Non Waiver able Damage Excess
(b) damage or loss arising from theft where the Vehicle was left unlocked or insecure or the Hirer has not kept the keys secure
(c) interior damage to the Vehicle that requires cleaning or repair
(d) the cost of rectifying any tire not attributable to normal wear and tear;
(e) windscreen damage;
(f) the cost of repairing any damage or loss caused deliberately or recklessly by the Hirer or any passenger carried during the Rental Period;
(g) the cost of repairing any damage or loss to the Vehicle or to third party property caused by using, or permitting the Vehicle to be used, in any area prohibited by this Agreement or for any purpose prohibited by this Agreement;
(h) the cost of repairing any water damage to the Vehicle
(i) damage or loss to the Vehicle or any third party property caused by the failure to secure properly any load or equipment
(j) the cost of towing or salvaging the Vehicle from remote areas
(k) damage or loss caused to the Vehicle through the use of snow-chains or roof-racks
(l) cost or expenses incurred including legal costs on a full indemnity basis and interest as a result of the Hirer failing to deliver to Crown Rentals immediately any summons complaint demand or notice in relation to any loss or damage
(m) damage or loss to any personal property owned by the Hirer or any relative associate passenger or other person known to the Hirer or in the Hirer’s possession.
(n) damage or loss to personal property left in the Vehicle
(o) Overhead and under carriage damage is not covered under any insurance. Driver/Renter is fully responsible for Overhead and under carriage damage

10. Crown Rentals’s Liability

10.1 Except where it is negligent, Crown Rentals is not liable to any person, and the Hirer indemnifies Crown Rentals, for any loss of, or damage to, any property.

10.2 Nothing in this Agreement is intended to exclude, restrict or modify any non-excludable provisions of any State or Federal legislation.

11. Claims and Proceedings

Where the use of the Vehicle during the Rental Period results in any accident or claim, or where damage or loss is sustained to the Vehicle or any other property, the Hirer must:

(a) immediately report any incident to police and cooperate with their enquiries
(b) immediately report any incident to Crown Rentals in writing
(c) not, unless Crown Rentals agrees in writing, make or give any offer of payment, settlement, waiver, release or admission of fault or liability.
(d) allow Crown Rentals or its insurer at its own cost to institute and/or conduct as it sees fit any legal proceedings in your name that relate to any such incident
(e) comply with all reasonable requirements of Crown Rentals including providing a written statement and other assistance that Crown Rentals or its insurer may request, including attending a lawyer’s office and at Court to give evidence.
(f) allow Crown Rentals to claim in the Hirer’s name under any Other Insurance and assigning rights there under to Crown Rentals.