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Terms & Conditions of JD ROBERTSON & Co Ltd

Terms & Conditions of JD ROBERTSON & Co Ltd Our duty to our customers is to ensure that our vehicles our of the highest safety standards and likewise we must ensure our customers are fully qualified when taking one of our vehicles onto the road.

Only drivers who have completed the necessary insurance forms may drive.

All hirers must be aged between 21 & 78. Drivers aged between 21-24 years old a Young Driver Surcharge applies. Drivers aged between 76-78 a Senior Surcharge applies.

Hirers under the age of 25 must have 2 years driving experience and no accident or endorsement history Young Driver Surcharge 21-24 year old.

Drivers over 25 must have at least 1 yrs driving experience and more than 1 fault accident in the last 3 yrs needs insurance clearance.

Licences bearing endorsements with more than 8 points, or a disqualification will be rejected. Endorsment Codes IN,CD,DD,DR,DG,UT,AC,MS50,MR have to be over 3 years old from the conviction date.

Students, HM Forces (other than officers which is over 21) & minibus drivers must be 25.

Minibus drivers over 9 seats must have held a licence for 2 years and needs category D1 on their licence.

Drivers of vehicles over 3.5 tons need category C1 on their licence.

All hirers must produce a current licence and proof of address dated within the last 3 months such as a bill, statement or a letter.


Where a driver does not have a credit/debit card another person must pay for the hire with their credit/debit card and agree to pay any monies owing at the end of hire by signing the rental agreement.

Vehicles cannot be taken Abroad

The first £750 for cars or vans up to 3.5 tons & the first £1000 for trucks up to 7.5 tons and 15 or 17 seater minibuses of each and every accident involving and damage or loss to the vehicle or third party is the responsibility of the hirer.

Liability can be reduced to £250 for cars and £250 for vans up to 3.5 tons by paying £12 per day & trucks and minibuses by paying £18 per day.

Damage to vehicles by hitting overhead objects is the responsibility of the hirer.

Interior damage other than caused by an accident will be charged.

Extra drivers £5.00 per day up to a maximum of £35.00

When the vehicle is used for business purposes (4 ton Box Vans, Dropsides) an operators licence is required which is the responsibility of the hirer. When the vehicle is used for private purposes an operator’s licence is not required. Drives are requested to note the number of hours they are allowed to drive in any one period.

All our vehicles are unlimited mileage unless otherwise agreed.

The right is reserved to vary the rates, conditions, and period of rental at any time and to refuse to rent to any person without giving a reason.

Hirers are responsible for all fuel used and for call out charges for the loss of keys or running out of fuel.

A deposit of the cost of the hire, the excess and waiver if taken is requested at the commencement of the hire.

Any reasonable expenses incurred will be re-imbursed on production of a receipted invoice.

Companies who wish to arrange their own insurance cover may do so. proof of insurance cover must be shown. We will
provide details of the vehicle to be hired in advance where possible.

Rates include comprehensive insurance with an excess, maintenance & oil.

When the vehicle is to be used for towing, there is an extra charge of £7 per day for cars and vans up to 3.5 tons and £10 per day for minibuses and vans up to 7.5 tons.

Robertsons self drive hire: 26, Magdalen St, Colchester, Essex, CO1 2LD Tel: 01206 572368

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Van Hire Colchester