THE TERMS & CONDITIONS OF HIRE
As the name suggests, we are committed to providing the most secure environment for storing your goods, be it personal items, business equipment or a vehicle. At Secure Store 365, you are in control from the moment you take the key.
A) Self-storage means the hire of a container or open storage space on a site owned or operated by Secure Store 365 Ltd for use by the hiree for the purpose of storage of goods or chattels.
B) The hirer (is Secure Store 365 Ltd).
C) The hiree is the person/persons (to include successors or personal representatives), company or firm specified in the agreement.
D) The equipment is the self storage unit including lock and fitments or open storage space hired from Secure Store 365 Ltd. The storage unit key the electronic gate fob and also any other equipment loaned or hired to the hiree by Secure Store 365 Ltd specified in the agreement or not.
2. CONSENTS, LICENSES OR PERMISSION
The hiree must comply with all acts of Parliament, council orders, statutory instruments, restrictions, stipulations and conditions affecting the use of the equipment.
3. PERIOD OF HIRE
The period of hire commences on the day specified in the agreement for the commencement of the hire of the container or space and terminates on the day the keys and gate fob are returned to possession of the Hirer or the date that the container or space is completely emptied of the goods or chattels of the hiree, including items regarded as waste, whichever is the later. Both first day and last day are included in the period of hire. No credit is allowed on the hire of the container or open space for any holiday periods, which may occur during the hire term.
4. RIGHT OF HIRER TO INSPECT
The hirer reserves the right, by necessity, for itself, its agents or servants to have reasonable access to the equipment to inspect, test and examine said items.
The hirer undertakes to make available a self storage container or space on the dates stated in the agreement. Although failure to do so may be a fair basis for cancellation of order, it will not be a fair basis of a claim against the hirer for costs arising from the container or space not being available. In such circumstances, the hirer will make every effort to supply a suitable alternative container or space within a reasonable time to meet the needs of the hiree.
The hirer must ensure that there is suitable and unrestricted access to the container or space. Failure to do so may be a fair basis for cancellation of order. It will not be a fair basis of a claim against the Hirer for costs arising from the container or space not being accessible. (This term does not prejudice the provisions of the term of these Terms and Conditions headed ·Suspension·).
7. OPENING OF, AND ENTRY INTO CONTAINERS
The hirer may open and enter into a container at any time, subject to any opening hours applicable at the site.
8. LOADING AND UNLOADING
The hiree is responsible for the loading and unloading of the container hired.
The hiree shall not carry out any activity on the premises owned or operated by Secure Store 365 Ltd other than for those activities associated with the usual definition of storage. The hiree will not use the premises for any other purpose than to transport goods to and from your storage container.
The equipment is offered by the hirer solely for use for the purposes of self storage and should not be used for any other purpose whatsoever.
The hiree should not store within the container any goods or items which may be hazardous to other users of the self-storage facilities or which may through negligence or mishap cause damage to adjacent containers. The hiree should not use the self-storage unit for the storage of livestock of any kind.
The hiree shall be liable in the event of a mishap resulting from actions of the hiree or involving the contents of the hiree’s self-storage unit which results in damage to the property of other users of the self-storage facilities, or to the property of anyone else or in injury to persons using or in the vicinity of the self-storage facilities.
The hirer undertakes to provide a lockable self-storage facility which is in good and working order. The hirer accepts no responsibility for the security of the self-storage unit or Its contents nor does any landlord from whom the hirer has rented land to carry out the business of self-storage whether the property has security protection or not
The hiree is responsible for returning the self-storage container to the hirer in good order at the end of the hire period and if not shall be responsible for all charges to bring the self-storage container to good order including cleaning. Removal of rubbish and making good any damage caused including by break-in or attempted break-in.
The hiree is responsible for removal of all rubbish resulting from activities on Site and must maintain the area around the self-storage container in good order. Failure to do so may result in a charge for cleaning or removal of rubbish.
The hiree should comply with operational conditions of the site including health and safety and environmental requirements and should restrict himself to activities directly associated with the storage, loading and unloading of goods or chattels to and from the container.
11. MAIN SERVICES
Main services are not connected to the equipment and the hiree shall not attempt to arrange temporary or permanent connection of main services to the equipment under any circumstances.
12. MAINTENANCE, CARE AND ALTERATIONS
The hirer agrees to make available a self storage container in good and sound condition for the duration of the period of the hire. If it is the opinion of the hiree that the container is not suitable then provided that this is brought to the attention of the hirer within 3 working days of commencement of the hire then the hirer will endeavour where reasonably practicable to provide an alternative suitable container. If this is not practical then this may be a fair basis for cancellation of order, however it will not be a fair basis of a claim against the hirer for costs arising from a suitable container not being available.
The hiree shall be responsible for maintaining the container to the standard as at the commencement of hire (or following repair or improvement), and for using the container in a reasonable manner and returning said container or space on completion of hire in a good condition (fair wear and tear excepted). The hiree is responsible for all loss or damage to the container or space caused by actions or negligence of the hiree.
If the contract is terminated the hiree continues to be responsible for all loss or damage to the container or space until the keys to said container are returned into the possession of the hirer or the date that the self storage container is completely emptied of the goods or chattels of the hiree, whichever is the later. Any loss or damage will be charged to the hirer. The container must not be altered or modified by the hiree in any way.
The hiree shall not attempt to repair the container and shall inform the hirer immediately of any loss or damage or repairs needed to said container. The hirer undertakes to deal with repairs as soon as reasonably practicable or at the discretion of the hirer and subject to availability to offer an alternative container. The hirer may also suspend further use by the hiree of the container
in need of repair until such repair may be carried out. The need for repair may be a fair basis for cancellation of order; however, it will not be a fair basis of a claim against the hirer for costs arising from the container or an alternative not being available.
14. LOSS OR DAMAGE
The hirer accepts no responsibility for any loss or damage to the container or its contents due to, or arising from, any cause other than due directly to a defect of the container. This includes damage or loss due to extreme weather or other external conditions.
The hiree shall keep the container in the sole possession of the hiree and refrain from selling, assigning, mortgaging or letting said container (or any part thereof) except in the case of an agent who may sub-let the container after first obtaining permission of the hirer to any subletting and the terms thereof.
At the termination of the hire the hiree shall return the container or space into the possession of the hirer empty and in good condition (except for fair wear and tear). The hiree shall remove all goods or chattels stored before the container is returned to the hirer. The hiree shall be responsible for any costs incurred by the hirer in restoring the container to good condition and for removing and disposing of any goods or chattels left behind by the hiree. The container shall not be regarded as off-hire until the keys and gate fob have been returned by the hiree to the hirer and the container or space is empty and in the same condition (Subject to fair wear and tear) as when hire commenced.
17. IDENTIFICATION MARKS
The hirer reserves its right to retain its mark or plate on the container identifying it as the property of the hirer and the hiree shall not deface, remove or cover it up.
Quotations are offered subject to availability of the container at the time of hiring and the hirer reserves the right to offer an alternative container should the original quoted be unavailable.
19. RENTAL AND PAYMENT TERMS
An initial payment for four weeks’ hire is required. When vacating a container or space payment is due on the day that the container or space is advised off-hire. Containers shall normally be hired out for a minimum rental period of one month unless otherwise agreed. Part weeks are calculated as whole weeks. Bank holidays and public holidays are included for the purpose of calculating parts of a week will be charged pro-rata.
The hirer reserves the right to request a deposit against the hire of a container or space and associated equipment. The hirer will refund any deposits which have been paid to the hiree at the address for correspondence given by the hiree when entering into the contract. Unless otherwise advised or agreed, within 14 days of termination of the hire, the hirer reserves the right to amend hire rates at any time on new or existing contracts after the minimum period has expired.
The hiree will be given advice in writing by normal postal services to the address given by the hiree for correspondence.
The contract can be terminated by the hiree at any time and charges shall be payable in accordance with the relevant minimum hire period (normally one week).
20.1 The hirer may terminate the contract forthwith should:
A) The hiree fails to comply with any of the conditions herein, including non-payment of rent within seven days:
B) The hiree is committed for any act of bankruptcy or levy against the hiree of any distress or execution;
C) The hiree enters into competition with creditors or, in the case of a limited company, goes into liquidation:
D) The hiree puts into jeopardy or prejudices in any way the hirer’s interest in the container or space through any act or omission on his part.
20.2 If for any reason the rent remains unpaid for a period of seven days or the contract is terminated for any other reason specified in this clause, or for any other default on the part of the hiree, the hirer shall be entitled through proper legal process to recover all monies due to it under the terms of this contract (see also the term in these Terms and Conditions headed ·Suspension·).
20.3 If this contract specifies a fixed period of hire and notice of termination is not served by the hiree on the hirer, this contract will be deemed to continue automatically unless terminated by the hirer in accordance with these terms and conditions.
20.4 If no fixed period is specified, the hirer may terminate any contract for the hire of a self-storage Unit and equipment on one month’s written notice, but without prejudice to the hirer’s rights set out in sub clause 20.2 of this clause.
21. SUSPENSION AND REMOVAL
If the hirer has cause to take action with reference to the third paragraph of the Term herein headed ·Termination· the hirer reserves the right within law to restrict access to the container or space on hire while legal action is progressed to recover monies owing.
Following a reasonable period of time during which the hirer has attempted to obtain settlement for monies owing, the hirer, by necessity, may have no alternative other than to remove items form the container to allow the container to be rehired commercially. In such circumstances, the hirer will communicate with the hiree in writing to the address for correspondence given in the contract or at the last address advised to the hirer by the hiree using a premium postal service which requires a proof of delivery. The goods or chattels removed from the store will so far as possible be retained for a reasonable period (not exceeding 28 days) before final disposal. While goods or chattels are held in a store by the hiree the agreed charge for hire will continue to apply until monies owing are paid.
22. INSURANCE AND INDEMNITY
Unless otherwise expressly agreed the hiree is responsible for arranging insurance of contents of the container or space and the hirer will not be liable for loss or damages suffered for reasons beyond the control of the hirer, including the adverse affects of temperature such as condensation. Where the hirer suffers loss as a result of damage to or loss of the container or space (or part thereof) as a result of acts or negligence of the hiree, then the hiree shall be liable as follows:
A) If the container or space is damaged and it can be economically repaired, in making good the damage.
B) In any other case, in compensating the hirer for all loss suffered as a result of the loss or damage.
The hirer accepts no responsibility for loss or damage suffered by the hiree to persons, vehicles, goods or chattels whilst on the premises of the hirer other than where it can be proved it has occurred as a direct result of negligence on the part of the hirer or its agents.
23. EXTENT OF CONTRACT
No warranties or conditions other than specifically set forth shall be implied or deemed incorporated in or form part of the contract. The hiree admits that no representations to him on behalf of the hirer which may have Induced him to enter into the contract.
24. OTHER IMPORTANT LEGAL POINTS
a) Neither the agreement nor the licence creates a tenancy.
b) Where the agreement is in joint names you are jointly and severally liable for your obligations as set out in these terms and conditions.
c) No failure or delay by either the hiree or the hirer to exercise the right, power or remedy under the agreement shall operate as a waiver of it, nor shall any partial exercise preclude further exercise of the same or some other right, power or remedy.
d) This agreement and the terms and conditions therein super seeds any prior written agreement between the hiree and the hirer relating to it and you confirm that you have not entered into this agreement on the basis of any representations that are not expressly incorporated in this agreement.
25. ERRORS AND OMISSIONS
Whilst every endeavour has been made to include all contingencies, the hirer cannot be held responsible for any errors and omissions arising from circumstances beyond its control.