Conditions of Hire

1. Parties
Conditions of Hire
(a) The Hirer is Camera House, Shenstone Wood End, WS14 0PA.
(b) The Hirer is the person or business named on the purchase order or rental agreement. If the business address for communication and service of the Hirer is not in the United Kingdom, then the Agent named on same shall be jointly and severally liable with the Hirer to Camera House for all terms and conditions of hire and the address for communication and service for the Hirer shall be that of the Agent.

2. Official Order
All transactions with Camera House are to be on the Hirer’s order form quoting items and hire charge as agreed for a period on a weekly basis. All items to be covered by official order showing registered business address.
3. Hire Charges
1st week – 10% of quoted value of item (Minimum of £10.00 excluding any P&P/Delivery),
Subsequent weeks – 5% of quoted value.
Special hire charges for long periods will be pre-arranged as stated on the order form.
4. Extended Hire
The Hirer cannot extend the hire period without prior agreement in writing with Camera House.
5. Payment
Due for all services at time of hire (in case of extension at the time of notice), except for account customers, when payment is due after 30 days from the date of invoice. In providing card payment details, the hirer authorises the use of these against any sums that become owing to us in regards to extended hire, loss or damage.
6. Loss/Damage and Insurance
The Hirer agrees that during the hire period the items shall be kept in good repair and condition. Items returned damaged or altered will be restored by Camera House who will charge on the basis of cost restoration (including where appropriate depreciation in value). Items not returned or which cannot be restored will be charged at insurance risk value as detailed on hire. It is the responsibility of the Hirer to insure with reputable London insurers. The insurance must cover the risk values against loss or damage howsoever caused from time of receipt/collection until return and to produce a certificate of insurance on demand. The Hirer must report any discrepancies within 24 hours from collection.
7. Collection and Delivery
Collection and return of goods is by the Hirer, unless pre-arranged to the contrary where this service will be charged as an extra to be agreed in writing between the parties.
8. Preservation
No alterations shall be made to items without prior written consent of Camera House. Any permission granted for such alterations shall be subject to the limited conditions set out in writing and detailing any agreed alterations. Labels identifying items as the property of Camera House shall not be removed. The location of items at all times shall be confirmed to Camera House on demand. No items hired shall be used for any purpose other than that for which such items are hired and shall not be lent or sub-hired to any third party.
9. Indemnity and Limitation of Liability
The Hirer shall indemnify Camera House against all claims, expenses and legal costs in respect of damage, injury or loss arising directly or indirectly from the use or condition of items. No warranty of fitness for purpose is given by Camera House. The Hirer is respectfully reminded of copyright legislation and for them to ensure that any necessary clearances, permissions or releases have been properly obtained before using any item. Camera House shall not be liable for any complaint or claim for infringement of any copyright or other rights.
10. Surety
In some certain circumstances Camera House may request a surety on behalf of the Hirer. The essential terms of the surety shall be to guarantee to Camera House the due performance by the Hirer of all the hire terms and conditions. Notwithstanding any other terms or dispensation agreed with or granted to the Hirer, the surety shall at all times be liable for the performance of all terms of the agreement, including but not limited to payment for loss or damage of any items.
11. Copyright and Terms of Use
11.1 Camera House grants the Hirer the non-exclusive non-transferable non-sub licensable right to use the items provided for hire and listed on the Copyright and Terms of Use contract as attached.
11.2 The Items may not be altered, edited or amended, nor may the Items be put to any other purpose including, but not limited to, marketing, advertising, promoting or cross-promoting, publishing, copying, reproducing or dealing with in any way and/or in any other medium, without written permission from Camera House.
11.3 Any breach of clause 11.2 above or any other unauthorised use will be deemed a material breach of this agreement. Camera House shall be entitled to further licence fees dependent upon the manner of such unauthorised use but in any event such fees shall be at no lesser value than the original licence fees as set out in this agreement;
11.4 Camera House warrants that it owns or controls the copyright in the Items as listed on the Artwork schedule and that it has the authority to give the rights granted in this agreement;
11.5 Camera House confirms that it has obtained all necessary permissions, releases or clearances in relation to the Items. For the avoidance of doubt any rights granted by Camera House, or any representations made by them in relation to copyright or other rights in the Items, are limited to the specific rights granted in this agreement. All other rights in the Items are strictly reserved by Camera House and/or the copyright owners.
12. Packing Cases
Packing cases which are supplied free of charge for the hire period shall be charged to the hirer if not returned.
13. Cancellation of Order
A cancellation fee of 50% of hire cost will be made for confirmed orders cancelled within 24 hours before collection/Dispatch.
14. Law
All parties agree that English law shall apply and that they shall submit to the exclusive jurisdiction of the English Courts.