SET SUPPLIES Conditions of Hire and Sale

1. GENERAL

Definitions
This Contract is for the hire of items and accessories ("Equipment") and the sale of 'resale' goods ("Goods") and the parties to the Contract are:

The person, firm, company or other organisation hiring the Equipment and/or purchasing the goods ("Hirer").

SET SUPPLIES (The trading name) with registered offices at Griffin Court, 201 Chappel Street, Manchester, M3 5EQ ("SET SUPPLIES").

Any condition deemed invalid will not affect other conditions. Nothing in the Contract is intended to limit a consumer's existing legal rights.

Extent of Contract and Cancellation
The Contract is not assignable and is effective when SET SUPPLIES accepts the Hirer's detailed order. SET SUPPLIES reserves the right to charge for cancellation. Hires to individuals or partnerships of individuals (or other unincorporated body of individuals) shall not be for a period in excess of six months; the Hirer in these circumstances must return the Equipment before the last day of the six month period.

Termination
SET SUPPLIES may terminate the Contract and repossess Equipment without affecting any rights to recover monies due, damages for breach of contract or other remedies where the Hirer is in breach or is involved in insolvency or liquidation proceedings.

Ownership of Equipment and Goods
Equipment hired remains the property of SET SUPPLIES at all times. Ownership of Goods purchased transfers only when full payment is received by SET SUPPLIES.

SET SUPPLIES Re-Hire Conditions
When SET SUPPLIES acts as managing agent for the sourcing of Equipment specific conditions may apply. The Hirer will be advised prior to Contract commencement and those conditions will apply concurrently with these conditions.

2. HIRE CHARGES

Basis of charging
The stated hire charges are for the duration of the Contract and include Saturdays, Sundays and Public Holidays.

Transport charges
Delivery and collections including attempted calls are chargeable. If Equipment is not available or only partially available for collection then the Hirer will be charged for each journey.

Loss of Equipment
SET SUPPLIES will treat Equipment unavailable for inspection after reasonable notice as lost and except where appropriate conditions in 4(b) apply the Hirer will pay a penalty charge for Equipment replacement and revenue loss. Hire charges accrue until full settlement is made.

3. PAYMENT

Payment Terms
Payment of any charges or any other sums due under this Contract, including VAT, shall be made in full cleared funds within 7 days of the invoice date.

Invoice Queries
The Hirer should notify SET SUPPLIES of any queries concerning invoices immediately upon receipt of the invoice.

Overdue Accounts
Should any portion of an account fall overdue then the total account will become due on demand. The Hirer will be liable for reasonable legal charges incurred by SET SUPPLIES in the recovery of amounts due, Equipment and/or Goods. In addition SET SUPPLIES may charge interest in accordance with the Late Payment of Commercial Debts (Interest) Act 1988 at Bank of England base rate plus 5% and/or may suspend further services to the Hirer.

5. HIRER'S RESPONSIBILITIES

Delivery/collection of Equipment and Goods
The Hirer will provide adequate delivery and collection access. Equipment transported in the Hirer's own vehicle is at the Hirer's risk.

Security of Equipment
The Hirer accepts responsibility for Equipment security until its collection by or return to SET SUPPLIES and undertakes not to sell or relinquish possession, alter, repair or modify it in any way.

Safe use of Equipment and breakdown procedure
The Hirer is responsible for the safe and correct operation of Equipment by competent persons not under the influence of alcohol or drugs and for its constant supervision within the range of children. The Hirer will immediately notify SET SUPPLIES of any Equipment breakdown or shortcoming without attempt at repair. The Hirer will ensure any non-SET SUPPLIES Equipment used in conjunction with or attached to Equipment also conforms to safety requirements.

Lost or stolen Equipment
The Hirer agrees to insure Equipment on a full replacement basis against the risks of loss, theft and damage beyond economic repair and on demand to pay to SET SUPPLIES any insurance claim proceeds. This liability is without prejudice to any SET SUPPLIES rights under the Contract. Replacement equipment purchased with insurance claim proceeds is the property of SET SUPPLIES.

Fuel and/or Electricity Supply for Equipment
Where Equipment requires fuel, oil and/or electricity, the Hirer must ensure that the manufacturer's recommended type and/or voltage is used and that, where appropriate, the Equipment is properly installed by a qualified person.

6. SET SUPPLIES RESPONSIBILITIES

Hire rates
SET SUPPLIES will maintain the agreed hire rates for the duration of the Contract.

Delivery and collection
Following the Hirer's request, SET SUPPLIES will endeavour to deliver or collect Equipment during the same business day, wherever possible.

Returned Goods
SET SUPPLIES will arrange an appropriate credit where the Hirer returns in unused condition Goods sold for use with Equipment.

Limitation of liability
The liability of SET SUPPLIES for claims made by the Hirer does not extend to any unforeseeable financial loss caused by late or non-delivery of Equipment and/or Goods, unsuitability, breakdown, stoppage or lawful repossession. Subject to the above SET SUPPLIES will be liable for negligence or error in the performance of its obligations under the contract.