Hire Terms & Conditions

DEFINITIONS

  1. The ‘Hire Company’ is State of Elliott.
  2. The ‘Client’ refers to any individual, couple or company hiring items from the ‘Hire Company’ who has signed the hire agreement.
  3. The ‘Item/s' refers to all signage stands, backdrops, wishing wells, table accessories and any other item from our ‘Hire' collection supplied to the ‘Client'.

CONDITIONS OF HIRE

The customer agrees to have read, understood and acknowledged all terms and conditions and by way of signature and making payment of the hire agreement, agrees to all clauses in this document.

To secure the items for your booking, the deposit needs to be paid by the due date given and a hire agreement signed that acknowledges you have ready and agree to our hire term and conditions. Should this not be actioned by the due date, the hire company has the right to hire any item/s to another client. Hiring of the item/s will begin from the commencement date specified by the hire company and shall be collected or returned to the hire company by the date specified by the hire company. 

DEPOSIT

A non-refundable 50% deposit (50% of the total booking amount including GST, security bond and any delivery / collection fee) is required at the time of the booking to secure your chosen item/s. The balance of the booking shall be paid by the client 14 days prior to the event date. All payments must be made by the direct deposit or credit card via PayPal into the hire company’s bank account and by the due date specified. Please note that should the final payment not be made 14 days prior to the event date the hire company reserves the right to no longer supply any item/s for the event. No deposit will be returned should this occur.

CANCELLATION POLICY

The client may cancel an order at anytime, but acknowledges they will forfeit all payments already made to the hire company (whether that’s full, or 50% deposit ) due to limited availability on our items's.

Cancellation of a booking due to weather, or any situation out of the control of the hire company, shall still be subject to the cancellation policy above. The hire company is in no way responsible for weather or client's personal situation that may cause the client to cancel their event or booking.

SECURITY BOND

Every item in our hire collection catalogue does require a security bond to be paid by the client and held by the hire company which will be returned until the safe return / pickup of all items in the same condition as were hired out to the client.

All bonds will return to the client minus any fee incurred either due to late fee/extension fee and breakage/damage fee.

The amount of bond held will be $100 for all signage stands, backdrops, wishing wells and signs. For all smaller styling accessories such, a $50 security bond will be held.

Any unreturned or unusable items will be charged to the client at a full replacement cost. The replacement cost will be outlined on your hire agreement.

LATE RETURN FEES

A return fee of $50 per day will be charged where the client does not return the item/s by the due date, outlined in the hire agreement.

DAMAGE, LOST, STOLEN OR UN-RETURNED ITEMS

Upon delivery of the item/s and until the return of the item/s to the hire company’s premises, the client has full responsibility of all/ any item hired.

The client shall protect the hire item/s from the elements during the time of hire. In poor weather conditions storage of the hire item/s may be necessary and is the responsibility of the client to see that the item/s are stored safely. Any item damaged from weather is the full responsibility of the client and shall be paid at full replacement cost to the hire company.

Any items collected and returned by the client shall be delivered back to to the hire company in a clean and well maintained condition. Should an item become damaged while in the possession of the client, it is the client's responsibility to notify the hire company immediately after the event should the item not be in a satisfactory condition. It is then at the hire companies discretion to charge the replacement fee which is outlined on every hire agreement specific to each item.

DELIVERY COLLECTION AND SETUP

Fees will be charged to the client for any delivery and / retrieval of item/s. This fee will vary depending upon distance travelled from the hire company’s Sandringham premises, amount of item’s hired, amount of setup required and installation time (if any). The client will be advised of the delivery fee once all hire item/s have been decided upon. This fee may be subject to change should the client then change the amount of item/s hired. Unless a setup fee has been charged and agreed upon by the hire company, the hire company in not responsible for the set up of item/s.

Delivery and retrieval will occur at the business / event venue location, at an agreed time (by appointment). 

For those hire items available for client pick-up/ return, these shall be collected on an agreed day (by appointment) at an agreed time at the hire company Sandringham location.

The hire period shall begin and end at the time of delivery /client pick-up and return / retrival, at the location agreed by both the client and the hire company.

PHOTOS

The client consents to allow the hire company to use any images shown on social media that displays the creative use of the item/s hired while at the clients event. The hire company will endeavour to credit any photographers and other suppliers involved.

INSURANCE

Once item's are delivered/picked up, the client assumes all responsibilities and liabilities relating to the agreed item/s while in their possession until they have been collected/received back by the hire company.

DISCLAIMER

The hire company shall in no way be held responsible or accountable for any injury, death or loss of income caused to the customer, guests, staff at event venues or any third parties or properties due to the hire item/s provided by the hire company.