Application – The set terms & conditions apply whether a contract has been made verbally
or in writing. The hirer is responsible for the actions and decisions of all passengers
on board including and additional costs incurred in performing the contract whether
or not they actually travel with the party.
Quotations – All quotations are given subject to The Company having available a suitable
vehicle at the time the hirer accepts the quotation. Quotations are given for coach
& driver only. Quotations are valid for 7 days unless otherwise notified. All verbal
quotations are given for Pick-up to Final destination, variations will be charged
Use Of The Vehicle – The hirer cannot assume the use of the vehicle between outward
& return journeys, nor that it will remain at the destination for the hirer’s use
unless this has been agreed with The Company. The Company reserves the right to levy
additional charges for additional mileage or time to that agreed. The charges will
be pro rata & in accordance with booking confirmation.
Breakdown/Delay – The Company gives advice on journey times in good faith, but does
not guarantee the completion of a journey at a specific time, and will NOT be liable
for inconvenience or loss caused by breakdown or delay.
Animals – Will not be carried on any vehicle, except guide dogs.
Payment – All Monies must be made in full prior to the hire taking place unless a
deposit has be agreed by one of our Managing Directors. Payment by invoice must be
paid within 30 days; Non payment of monies due after this period will incur late
payment interest of 4% above the Bank of England base rate at time of hiring.
Seating Capacity – The maximum numbers allowed on the vehicle is indicated on the
vehicle. No standing passengers allowed. Drivers will not carry an extra passenger
over the seating capacity.
Change Of Vehicle – The Company may provide a larger vehicle than the size hired
at no additional charge. The company reserves the right to hire another Coach Operator
to cover the hire.
Cancellation by The Company – In the event of an emergency or an action by the hirer
to vary the agreed conditions, the company may return all monies paid and without
further liability cancel the contract. We do not supply alternative transport if
the company cancels.
Route – The route used, unless the hirer has advised of a particular route or places
to be passed en-route, which will be specified on the confirmation letter, will be
at the discretion of the company. The vehicle will depart at the times agreed by
the hirer, and it’s the responsibility of the hirer to account for all passengers
at those times. The company will not accept liability for any losses incurred by
the passengers who fail to follow instructions given by the hirer. If any changes
are to be made to the journey, we must be informed in writing at least 2 days before
Drivers Hours – The hours of operation of the driver are regulated by the law and
the hirer accepts the responsibly of ensuring the hire keeps to the hours and times
agreed by the company. Neither the hirer nor any passengers shall delay or otherwise
interrupt the journey in such a way that the driver is at risk of breaching regulations
relating to drivers hours and duty time. If any breach is likely to occur the hirer
will be responsible for any additional costs.
Property – All vehicles hired are subject to restrictions on carrying luggage for
statutory safety reasons & the driver shall be the sole judge as to whether & to
what extent passengers’ property is carried. The Company will not accept liability
for any damage or loss of any property, which belongs to any passengers and is left
on a vehicle. Any articles of found property recovered from a vehicle will be held
at the depot from where the vehicle is based and may be collected from there.
Insurance – All hirers and individual passengers are recommended to obtain insurance
for those items where, save for negligence, the company’s liability is limited (such
as delay or luggage).
Conduct of Passengers – The driver is responsible for the safety of the vehicle.
Any passengers whose conduct is in breach of statutory regulations will be removed
on the driver’s authority. The hirer will be responsible for all damages caused to
the vehicle by passengers during the hiring.
Complaints – Must be made within 7 days of the date of hire in writing Briggs Coaches
Ltd, Pavilion Garage, Elba Crescent, Fabian Way, Swansea, SA1 8QQ. No compensation
will be paid out from our company for any reason.
Cancellation By Hirer – If the hirer wishes to cancel the hire before 7 days of contract
date, no charges will be made and any deposit will be returned, £50.00 will be payable
after this time.
Alcohol – Under no circumstances may alcoholic drinks be carried on or consumed upon
Smoking – All coaches are non-smoking.
Surcharges – The quotation given is based on operating costs at the date of the quotation.
When more than 28 days elapse between the date of the quotation and the date of departure,
the company reserve the right to pass on to the hirer any increase in the cost of
fuel or any other increased costs resulting from Government action. We reserve the
right to charge a valeting charge for any soiling in our vehicles or damages made
by the hirer.
English Law – Orders are only accepted in that the Law of England and Wales shall
apply to the contract arising from such an order, and to the determination of the
rights and liabilities of the respective parties and in that no action or other proceedings
shall be bought by either party in relation to such contract except in a Court of
competent jurisdiction in England or Wales.