Nomadic Scotland Ltd
Registered in Scotland, no. SC654045
Registered Office: 55 Sauchie Place Crieff PH7 4EJ
Terms and conditions
1.Your contract with us
The hire contract between the Hirer (hereafter “you”) and Nomadic Scotland Ltd, 55 Sauchie Place Crieff PH7 4EJ (hereafter “us” or “we”) (Registered office). Please read this agreement carefully. If there is anything you do not understand please don’t hesitate to contact us for clarification.
2.Booking confirmation charges and payment
You must pay a booking deposit of 25% to confirm the booking. This deposit contributes towards your total booking cost. By paying this deposit you are accepting these terms and conditions and a binding contract for the hire will come into existence. A booking confirmation/invoice will be sent to you reflecting the rental period and the rental charge. The Deposit must be paid within 24hrs of receiving the invoice.
Your full rental balance is payable four weeks prior to the start date of your hire, or immediately if you book less than four weeks in advance. Failure to make full payment on the date due may result in your booking being cancelled. In this event your initial deposit will be non-refundable. In entering this agreement you accept (a) to pay all charges due in accordance with the Terms and Conditions of the Hire and (b) that we are entitled to charge any credit or debit card used by you during the hire transaction for payment of any such outstanding charges.
All cancellations must be notified in writing to us, but please call immediately to inform us as this will improve the chances of us rehiring the vehicle. If notification is received more than 4 weeks before the start of the rental you will be refunded in full less the non refundable deposit of 25% If notification is received less than 4 weeks before the start of the rental, all monies paid are non-refundable and you will still be liable for any amount still due.
4.Insurance provisions & Identification
Included in the price of hire is full comprehensive insurance, covering the vehicle only and not the tent or additional equipment. All of our vehicles are fitted with Tracking and telematics technology for insurance purposes. The insurance is valid for 2 drivers stated on the rental agreement and for the period of the hire from the specified collection date and time to the specified and date and time of return. It is the responsibility of any driver to inform us of any endorsements / accidents in the last 6 years or still stated on their license plus any medical conditions or restrictions that may affect their acceptance for insurance. Failure to adhere to all of the above may invalidate the vehicle insurance and constitute a traffic offence under the Road Traffic Act causing the driver to be liable to prosecution. Should the insurance policy become invalidated for any reason, we will hold you responsible for all damage to the vehicle, third party property damage and injuries, and any other related liabilities incurred (including fines). You will be liable for all cost and expenses incurred for speeding, parking fines, congestion charges, or any other offences committed against the Road Traffic Act or other traffic regulations, and you agree to indemnify the company from any liability.
All drivers must be between 23 and 75 years and have held a full drivers’ licence for a minimum of 2 years. All drivers must be present at the time of collection and have no more than 6 penalty points. In the case of a UK card licence, in addition to presenting the card, all drivers must also supply a licence “check code” obtained through the Government “View Driving license” website at www.viewdrivingrecord.service.gov.uk
Please email your “Check Code” including one other form of Identity and two proofs of address such as utility bills or bank statements dated within the last 60 days to firstname.lastname@example.org 2 weeks prior to you collection date.
Visitors from outside the UK must produce a valid domestic drivers’ licence or international driving licence as well as a passport.
The standard rental cost includes insurance cover for 2 drivers Additional drivers may be added for an extra cost of £20 per night.
You may have read that off-roading/green laneing isn’t legal here in Scotland as it is in England. However, wild camping is, and we also have the “right to roam” here which allows you to access land for recreation on foot. What we offer is an alternative to a traditional campervan. The off-road capability of our vehicles enables you to pull off a sealed road surface onto a forest track or beach for the purpose of setting up camp rather than being confined to camping in lay-bys or in formal campsites. The Road Traffic Act 1988 states that you can drive a vehicle off-road – away from a public road – for the purpose of parking and within 15 yards of a public road. Land owner permission does need to be sought for private land. Please always use care and caution when driving on uneven surfaces. Operating outside of these guidelines will render the vehicle insurance nil and void and therefore you will be personally liable for any damage or theft to the vehicle. You will not be insured and will be personally liable if the vehicle is used for the purpose of extreme off-roading, i.e driving through rivers/fields/bogs/etc.
We provide fully comprehensive insurance with all our hires. The insurance excess is £1000. We will only claim on our insurance policy if we deem this appropriate. For example a scratch or dent caused by you will not necessarily be claimed via the insurance, you will be liable for any damages caused to the vehicle.
A standard charge of £300 will be applied per panel if you scratch the vehicle and it requires repainting. Any other types of damage may need a professional quotation for example panel dents or damage to the roof tent.
The vehicle insurance company do not cover off road driving accidents (see section 4) This is not permitted and you will be held liable in full for any damage caused to the vehicle if it is used for these purposes.
On collection of the vehicle a security deposit of £1000 (equivalent to the insurance excess) is required. It must be paid by credit /debit card or bank transfer.
On collection of the vehicle we will check for damage and note any that exists, on return we will do the same, if there is any additional new damage then your deposit will be held until a repair quotation has been sought. Upon this quotation you will be liable to pay the amount whether it is more or less than the security deposit value.
General wear and tear is excluded.
Up to 125 miles per night are included free in the daily rental charge. Any miles over 125 per night will be charged at £0.80p/mile. (Example 4 night rental = 500 Miles free)
8.Collection and Return Times
Unless otherwise agreed in writing, the vehicle will be available at our collection point in Crieff on the day of collection at 10.00 AM and must be returned by 12 Noon on the last day of hire. You should allow up to one hour for the hand – over on collection and return. Unauthorised late returns will be charged at the rate of £25.00 per hour for each hour or part thereof that the vehicle is returned late plus any transport or other costs incurred by us in ensuring its safe return.
9.Fuel, and Daily Maintenance
Fuel is at your expense. You must ensure that you use the correct fuel (Diesel) and that the vehicle is returned with a similar amount of fuel as was present when it was collected. Any shortfall will be estimated and charged at current rates. It is your responsibility to check basic maintenance items such as tyre inflation levels on a daily basis and, if necessary, to take appropriate actions to avoid unnecessary damage to the vehicle. If in the unlikely event that the temperature gauge rises above the half way mark, please stop immediately where it is safe to do so and contact us, driving a vehicle which may be overheating can cause significant engine damage. Normal wear and tear is fine however if you cause damage to the vehicle engine or running gear (Clutch/gearbox/transfer box etc) due to negligence or improper driving then you will be held liable for the cost of the repair. With the Defender vehicles, please do not allow the vehicle to idle for more that 10 minutes as this can cause overheating.
10.Vehicle Events Beyond Our Control
Unfortunately, events beyond our control (i.e. events which we could not, even with due care, foresee or avoid) could possibly affect vehicle availability. We cannot accept responsibility or pay compensation, costs or expenses where the performance of your contract with us is prevented or affected or you otherwise suffer any loss or damage as a result of events beyond our control. However, if you are unable to commence your rental as a result of such events, we will offer you a full refund of all monies received for your booking, without further liability.
11.Breakdowns and Repairs
Despite regular quality control checks, occasional problems can still arise with the vehicles. In the event of an accident, break-down or technical difficulties (including problems with tyres), you must inform us immediately on the telephone number provided (leaving a voice or text message if unable to connect). In the event of an accident, the police must be contacted and Nomadic Scotland must be informed as soon as possible. Third party demands are not to be agreed to and the police report must include the name and address of the people involved as well as any witnesses, along with all vehicle registration details. Even in the case of minor damage you are required to provide a detailed written report to Nomadic Scotland outlining the circumstances of the accident.
NOTE: If you do not inform Nomadic Scotland immediately about the need for a repair and if we are not given the opportunity to help find a solution, no compensation will be provided. If you inform Nomadic Scotland about any vehicle problems after the vehicle has been returned, but without having informed them during the rental period no insurance cover or compensation will be provided.
If the vehicle is out of action due to a mechanical breakdown* (not an accident) for longer than 12 hours, through no fault of yourself, our responsibility is limited to refunding the daily rental rate or portion thereof covering the period from when the fault was initially notified to us until a repair has been completed.
You must look after the vehicle and its contents (including any keys) and ensure that it is always locked. You must always protect the vehicle from bad weather which may cause damage. You are responsible for any damage to the vehicle caused by hitting rocks or low branches. We shall not be liable for loss or damage to any property left, stored or transported by the hirer or by any other person in vehicle during the period of the rental. You agree to hold us harmless from and indemnify as against all claims based upon or arising out of such damage.
You must not sell, rent, dispose of, or give anyone any legal rights over the vehicle or any of its parts or contents. You must not allow anyone to work on the vehicle without our permission.
13.Return of Security Deposit
The security deposit will be returned to you within 1 day after the end of the hire period provided the vehicle is returned to us in a satisfactory condition and at the location and date and time agreed. Satisfactory condition includes clean, undamaged, with all tools, accessories and equipment in the same condition as when collected and having been operated in a reasonable manor.
In the event that damage charges, including damage repair and replacement, exceed the level or security deposit paid, you will be charged any additional sum to cover this and that sum will be due immediately at the end of the hire.
It is illegal to smoke or allow smoking in a hired vehicle in the UK (even with the window open). Any infringement will incur a charge of a £100.00 and leave you liable to prosecution and a fine of up to £1000.00
15.Storage Of Hirers Own Vehicle
Parking is available free of charge to you for the duration of the hire period at the vehicle owners own risk.
16.Ending The Agreement
We will end this agreement immediately and repossess the vehicle if we find out that your belongings have been taken away from you to pay off your debts, or a receiving order has been made against you.
We will also end this agreement and repossess the vehicle if you do not meet any of the conditions of this agreement or have obtained the vehicle through fraud or misrepresentation, or the vehicle appears to be abandoned. If you are a company, we will also end this agreement Immediately and repossess the vehicle if you go into liquidation or you call a meeting of creditors.
If we end this agreement it will not affect our right to received any money we are owed under the conditions of this agreement.
17.Changes in Terms and Conditions
We reserve the right to alter the rates and conditions at any time. Our website will have the most up to date T&Cs. We also reserve the right to refuse of cancel hire to any person without warning or explanation.
Additions to or alternations of the terms of this agreement shall be null and void unless agreed upon in writing by all concerned parties.
This agreement is covered by the laws of Scotland. Any dispute may be settled in the courts of that country.
If the vehicle is returned in a poor state of cleanliness inside then cleaning charges may be applied.